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Scenes From The Climate Era

20 – 23 February 2024
7.30pm – 9.00pm AEDT
Io Myers Studio, Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab (D8)
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Written by David Finnigan | Directed by Anthea Williams


A lone frog calls out for a mate, it is the last of its kind.

Tides rise until there is no coastline of sand and beaches.

Scientists dump gravel in the sea of the antarctic, and sulfur dioxide into the sky.

Denial, solutions, grief and hope.

These are the stages we all face as we come to grips with the climate emergency. This is a play about the impacts of our actions, on ourselves and the world. It offers stories of humanity, and our attempt to reckon with sublime and daunting ideas; in the face of an existential crisis never before experienced.


Preview performance: Tue 20 Feb | 7:30pm

Opening Night: Wed 21 Feb | 7:30pm

Performances: Thur 22 - Fri 23 Feb | 7:30pm


Please note: some seating for this performance is on a slight rake, if you require backed seating please email


This event is presented by Theatre and Performance Studies in the School of Arts & Media With assistance from the Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab.



Io Myers Studio is a part of the the Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab (CPL) which is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus. Please note this is a live event only, and will not be available via livestream. 





Wheelchair Access
The Creative Practice Lab is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington campus. The closest accessible drop-off point to the venue is a lift accessible underground carpark opposite the building. Access via Gate 2, High Street and turn right at the round about. Vehicles can drop off patrons directly in front of the venue or proceed to the underground carpark to the right which is a 200 metre walk approximately.

More information on getting there can be found via our interactive accessibility map available here

Hearing Loop
The Creative Practice Lab has hearing assistive technology available. Patrons wishing to utilise this service must collect a Roger™ inductive neck loop receiver from the venue staff, and this system can be used with a hearing aid or cochlear implant with a T-coil, or with headphones. Please advise if you require the use of the hearing loop before arrival. 

Auslan & Captioning 
Auslan interpreting services and/or live captioning can be provided for selected talks upon request.

To book and discuss access services, please call the CPL on 02 9348 2313 or email


The Esme Timbery Creative Practice Lab is easily accessible via public transport and the closest light rail stop is UNSW Anzac Parade (L3 line). For more information please call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit

Free parking is also available in the Barker St Car Park (Gate 14) from 5.30pm. For access to free parking, event patrons must park in the UNSW Permit Holder bays, available on all levels. The Barker St Car Park (Gate 14) parking station is located here. 

Paid casual and visitor parking is offered via the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’ in all other UNSW car parks. For more information head here



For all the other enquiries, please email or call the Creative Practice Lab on 02 9348 2313.

The Creative Practice Lab is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9348 2313. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9348 2313. For more information on all other relay calls visit here.