PLANET PARLIAMENT NOW!
“Planet Parliament Now!” is a day of participative theatre for students aged 16-18 from the Greater Manchester area. The event is produced by staff and students of Salford University spanning theatre, film, video gaming, journalism and conservation degree courses. The event is a collaboration with the green arts organisation Voices for Nature.
“Planet Parliament Now!” takes place on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at The University of Salford, Manchester. In the morning there are four separate workshops for participants to explore issues, learn skills and rehearse role plays. In the afternoon, all come together in the meeting of Planet Parliament.
The story: Planet Parliament meets in emergency sitting as Brazil’s Amazon rainforest burns out of control and threatens global disaster. The Parliament hears first hand accounts from victims of the fires and interrogates environmental scientists on impacts and global consequences of the disaster . Activists observing proceedings mount on the pressure. Journalists report live but spin their stories. One of the victims suffers a fatal collapse whilst giving evidence. Planet Parliament broadcasts an appeal to the world for drastic action.
Production commences January 2019
PROMO VIDEO RECRUITING UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD STUDENTS