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Production History

Lighting the Way was performed at the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum, Oct 2019.  ​The creative team included a team of 50 locals age 10-65 and the evening included representatives from 15 local environmental organizations. 

The two sold out shows raised $1000 for the Almonte Tree Planting Committee and $1200 for the Lanark County Stewardship Council's Climate Network.


Production Team

Jane Ellens, Leanne Czerwinski, Julie Eaves, George Sheffield, John Locke, Dan Pearlman

Partners and Supporters

This project was made possible, in part, by SPARC (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural and Remote Communities) through their Collaborative Community Initiatives fund.


Climate Change Theatre Action


Mississippi Mills Textile Museum

Mississippi Mills Youth Centre

Strawberry Blonde Bakery


9 Short Plays that Stubbornly Celebrate a Sustainable Future

Absolutely nothing of any meaning* by Sunny Drake (CAN/AUS)

directed by Kris Riendeau, performed by Matt Gallinger and Stevie Silver

2 Voices* by Brian Dykstra (US)

directed by Emily Pearlman, performed by David Frisch and Jacob Berkowitz

There goes my bowtie with the storm* by Zainabu Jallo (SWISS/NIGERIA/BRAZIL)


Lin and Ash* by Elspeth Tilley (Aotearoa/NZ)

directed by Jenny Sheffield, performed by the ADHS Drama Club

Presence written and directed by Emily Pearlman

performed by Elsbeth Farrell and Emma Andrigo

Trumptanic  written and directed by Lind​sey Lambden

co-created and performed by Karen Gallagher, Jesse Gibson, Andy Simpson, Andrew Mcdougall

3.5% written and performed by Emily Pearlman


We are the Future created and directed by Nicki Gallo

co-created and performed by Christine Dever, Kathryn Dever, Peyton Manamara, Marjorie Mennie, Renee Sullivan, Izzy Whitaker

Straws written and performed by Emma Andrigo and Nora Ziai


* pieces from Climate Change Theatre Action's international initiative