Real high school setting.
Real high school scenarios.
“We discussed why the climate crisis is happening, why different solutions exist yet aren’t being put in place, why it affects some populations disproportionately, and from this we were able to bring the show to life.”
Regina, cast member
React staff teamed up with Earth Charter Indiana to facilitate a two-year-long research and creative development process for a cast of 17 middle and high school React students.
Together, they investigated current data on the climate crisis, discussed how it affects the mental health of youth, and interviewed climate activists and artists about their work.
With this pool of material, they crafted characters, alternate plot lines, sci-fi fantasies, and post-apocalyptic dreamscapes: all to be woven into the final script and production design.