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Eyes of the Beast: Climate Disaster Survivor Stories
September 16–21, 2024

A Neworld Theatre production presented by the Climate Disaster Project in association with the University of Victoria’s Department of Theatre

Eyes of the Beast: Climate Disaster Stories is about ordinary people surviving these extraordinary times.

Adapted from the award-winning journalism of the Climate Disaster Project, an international newsroom at the University of Victoria, this documentary theatre production pulls from hundreds of testimonies of people across Canada who have lived through climate change together.

A fishing guide who took his boat into flooded farmland to rescue an alligator. An actor rushed to the hospital for heat stroke after performing in front of the legislature. A mother figuring out how to prepare her child for the future after fire flattened their town.

Climate disaster is not far away, not happening to someone else. It is here now, happening to us. Eyes of the Beast shows how we still have each other during those disasters, creating community amidst catastrophe.

Every performance is followed by a facilitated talkback giving audiences an opportunity to process the stories they’ve just heard and share their own experiences of climate disasters.

Learn more about Neworld Theatre

Learn more about the Climate Disaster Project

The box office is closed for the summer. Please complete the form below to request a reservation for Eyes of the Beast: Climate Disaster Survivor Stories. Patrons will be contacted for payment beginning on September 4, when the box office reopens for the season. Tickets are guaranteed once full payment is received.

Alternatively you can include this show in a subscription package.

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Show Dates

Calendar showing performances for The Climate Change event running September 16-21 at 7:30 pm and September 21 at 2 pm.

Performances
Monday to Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets

Single Tickets for this show are available when our box office re-opens on September 4, 2024.

To reserve before that date, please fill out a reservation request form and our box office staff will contact you for payment starting on September 4.

Alternatively, you can include this show in a subscription package.

Charge by phone: 250-721-8000
(online ticket purchases are not available)

Box Office Hours

  • Friday & Saturday Evenings:
    All Seats $34
  • Wednesday, Thursday Evenings & Saturday Matinees:
    All Seats $30
  • Cheap Tuesdays:
    All Seats $18
  • Student Rush Tickets:
    30 minutes before each show: $20
  • UVic Alumni:
    Saturday Matinees: $25 (with UVic Alumni ONECard)

Performed in the Chief Dan George Theatre

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Creative Team

Chelsea Haberlin Director/Co-writer

Kelksey Kanatan Wavey Associate Director/Co-writer

Gavan Cheema Co-writer

Sebastien Archibald Co-writer

Candelario Andrade Projection Designer

Christian Ching Set and Props Designer

Jonathan Kim Lighting Designer

Mary Jane Coomber Sound Designer

Donnie Tejani Costume Designer

Jasmin Sandhu (she/her) Stage Manager

Raes Calvert (he/him) Production Manager

Alen Dominguez (he/him) Producer

Lecture

Every performance is followed by a facilitated talkback giving audiences an opportunity to process the stories they’ve just heard and share their own experiences of climate disasters.

Advisories

This production contains graphic descriptions of climate disasters, loud noises and flashing lights. Please inquire at the box office if you have questions or concerns.