Dec 2, 2020

LiveTalks: Climate Change, the Community of Artists and Hope

Leon Addison Brown, Tim Guinee, Laura Hillenbrand, Linus Roache

Hosted by Ryan Leach

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La MaMa presents La MaMa LiveTalks, conversations with artists, activists and thought leaders from around the country and around the world who join in discussions about art and life in times of crisis. In this edition entitled Climate Change, the Community of Artists and Hope, artists discuss how they're working to spread awareness about the climate crisis. Tune in to learn how you can inspire action for climate solutions in your community and beyond.

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Headshot of Leon Addison Brown

Leon Addison Brown is a New York City-based actor originally from South Carolina. He has worked at regional theaters across the country as well as On- and Off-Broadway. Some recent credits include The Trip To Bountiful with Cicely Tyson and Misery with Bruce Willis on Broadway and Master Harold and the Boys at the Signature. He has appeared in numerous films and TV shows including The Knick and A Walk Among The Tombstones. He is a trained leader with the Climate Reality Project and a member of the Climate Actors.

Headshot of Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee is the founder of The Climate Actors and a trained Climate Reality Leader. In 2020 he received the prestigious Alfredo Sirkis Green Ring Award for his work on the climate-crisis from former Vice-President Al Gore. As an actor he appeared in over 200 films and episodes of television, and a similar number of plays in the theater.

Headshot of Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Seabiscuit: An American Legend and Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. With actor Gary Sinise, she is the co-founder of Operation International Children, a grassroots organization providing school supplies and other necessities to children in war-torn areas. A native of Bethesda, Maryland, she now lives in Oregon.

Headshot of Linus Roache

Linus Roache is a Climate Reality Leader, a member of the Climate Actors and has been involved in direct actions with Extinction Rebellion. Priest, Wings of a Dove, Chronicles of Riddick, Batman Begins and Panos Cosmatos’ visionary movie Mandy are just a few of Linus’ film credits. He won a London Evening Standard Award for his portrayal of Samual Taylor Coleridge in Pandemonium and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Robert Kennedy in RFK.

La MaMa LiveTalks


La MaMa LiveTalks are conversations with artists, activists and thought leaders from around the country and around the world who join in discussions about art and life in time of crisis. La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.

Online Happenings


Presented by La MaMa and CultureHub, La MaMa is exploring ways to respond creatively to a situation that is potentially changing how we gather as a community in our theatres. La MaMa is working with CultureHub to provide online streaming of select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons.

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