Theatre of the Absurd? From the UN? I know - you're saying, 'Tell me something I don't know.' Not this time.
Seriously, I (and a few zillion others) received this from Lucilla Minelli (one of the playwrights) of UNESCO-IHP the other day. This event will be at World Water Week in Stockholm. It looks fascinating and informative.
Here is an email from Marina Rubio when I inquired if this might be recorded or repeated:
Yes, after the Water Week, the script will be amended and edited to transform it in a toolkit for individuals and organizations willing to replicate a similar session as awareness raising or educational material (including the videos that will be prepared expressly for this session). This toolkit will be one of the products of the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013.
THEATRE OF THE ABSURD
Is there a Happy Ending to the Tragedy (of the commons)?
Tuesday 3 September, 16:00 – 17:30, Room B8
A theatrical representation of the world’s surreal, and as yet, unsolved dilemmas surrounding water security, water governance and water cooperation.
During this inspirational and unconventional session, a series of “actors” will dramatize real-life examples of some of the most common challenges we face when it comes to trusting each other, sharing commons, and ultimately deciding if we are capable of perpetuating our evolution and development without endangering the planet and its resources.
Four exceptional Masters of Ceremony will guide the audience through different Acts debating questions such as: How can we resolve the prisoners’ dilemma? Are we destined to play in an endless theatre of the absurd? Or can we really change the way we think and interact with each other? What if we took a tour on a butterfly’s wings to discover that positive effects are sometimes more powerful than typhoons?
Let the show begin…
I'd love to see this. I hope it will be recorded.
The flyer included this quote, very appropriate:
"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." - Martin Luther King Jr.