Chantal Bilodeau

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Chantal Bilodeau is a Montreal-born, New York-based playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, an organization that uses theatre to foster conversation about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future and encourage people to take action; the founder of the blog and international network Artists & Climate Change; and a co-founder of Climate Change Theatre Action, a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP meetings. She has co-organized several national and international gatherings focused on theatre and climate change, and has presented on the same subject at conferences and universities for over a decade. She is an artistic collaborator in the Science & Arts Project at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna (IIASA), and is currently writing a series of eight plays that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states.