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The Anthropologists' This Sinking Island, directed by artistic director Melissa Moschitto, celebrates the courage of refugee communities impacted by climate change. Set in a landscape created from repurposed materials, This Sinking Island uses movement, masks, and live music to tell the story of a family who must leave all they've ever known in search of a new home. Crafted from research by the company with sea level rise science and climate refugee testimony, performances will feature a dynamic ensemble including resident actors Mariah Freda and Brianna Kalisch as well as PJ Johnnie and Chad Anthony Miller. "The time for cross-generational conversations is now," says artistic director Melissa Moschitto. "Our goal is to use theatre to build a bridge between understanding climate science and imagining a better and more just future. Tackling today's pressing issues with the spirit of youth can inspire hope and empathy."

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