FIRE SEASON IN DENVER
Climate change anxiety. Motherhood. Desire. Fire.
Against the backdrop of a record-breaking fire season, Capital W asks:
How do you build a life amidst climate crisis?
Welcome to FIRE SEASON.
An in-person, COVID-safe exploration of climate change and our connection to nature. Guided by the stories and prose poetry of writer/performer Monica Miklas. FIRE SEASON was originally staged at Paramount Ranch in California. The next chapter will take place at Bear Creek Lake Park in Denver, CO, presented by The Denver Film Festival.
In 2020, more than 625,000 acres burned across the state, with the three largest recorded fires in Colorado history.
Designed with COVID-19 safety in mind, FIRE SEASON invites audience members to listen to Miklas's live performance of her words through headphones, broadcast locally over FM transmitter. As they interact with the sonic experience, audience members can explore, hike, or simply rest in the idyllic setting of Bear Creek Lake Park.
What will you find when you take the time to look around?
A portion of tickets sales from FIRE SEASON are donated to organizations fighting the effects of climate change.
"Decidedly timely, reflective of an era when the loss of life can feel overwhelming to the point of paralyzing... a course of optimism runs through Fire Season."
- LA Times
LA Times - A COVID-safe interactive outdoor theater explores California's fire season and life in 2020
No Proscenium - A Time to Rend, A Time to Sew with 'Fire Season' + Marking Meaning in Fire Season
HowlRound - Fire Season: Making Site-Specific Theatre About Climate Change that Could Threatened by Climate Change
Become Immersed - Capital W's Fire Season: A Socially Distanced Meditative Hiking Journey
Production History: Premiered at Paramount Ranch, CA (Sept-Oct 2020); Paramount Ranch, CA (Oct 2021)
Written & Performed by Monica Miklas | Directed & Produced by Lauren Ludwig | Sound Design by Dave McKeever | Production Managed by Christina Bryan | Original Music Composed by Susan Voelz | Cello Performance by Susanna Cervantes | Stage Managed by Summer Grubaugh & Alex Rehberger | Zine & Postcard Design by Monica Miklas
Photos: Nick Cimiluca & Lauren Ludwig