“...we have already done more than Greenpeace ever will to reduce emissions.” - Lee Raymond, ExxonMobil CEO until 2005
So… You Knew? is a gripping physical theatre drama that follows the life of Willie, a young scientist who discovers the truth about climate change back in 1982 while working for EcsonWobil (sounds familiar?).
The show takes us on a journey through Willie's life until 2023, as he battles with his conscience and his desire for financial stability, while also facing pressure from his colleagues and bosses to suppress his findings.
Drawing from real people, real statements and advertising from the fossil fuel industry and real scientific evidence, this compelling story is made up of hundreds of hours of research and hundreads of hours of having fun with it.
This high-energy, inspiring, funny one-man show So… You Knew? immerses the audience in a dynamic and multi-sensory experience, utilising projections, sound effects, and compelling video footage to create a truly engaging and memorable performance.
Willie's story makes us wonder “what would you do if you discovered a truth that threatened everything you knew?”.
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The protagonist draws inspiration from Dr Willie H. Soon, he is an anthropogenic climate change denier.
THIS VIDEO from 2023 shows how Willie Soon still propagate climate misinformation by presenting cherry-picked data and by drawing simplistic conclusions, based on the premise that every climate model is wrong.
The CEOs in the play are a grotesque representation of the fossil fuel industry's ironic rhetoric. Lawrence G. Rawl, Lee Raymond, Rex Tillerson, Darren Woods are the main sources of inspiration, quotes, stamements have been used to devise their monologues.
This character was inspired by a scientist, Dr Martin Hoffert, who worked for ExxonMobil in the 80s.
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A show about contemporary events has to change, evolve and adapt rapidly, along with our changing climate.
Every single day more data comes out and shines a light on a different aspect linked to the collapse of our civilazation.
We aren't, but it doesn't look great.
Learn more: where are we at?
Is it my fault? Quick answer: no.
Nevertheless, you can do a lot in your day to day life
Ignorance has played a pivotal role in allowing energy companies like ExxonMobil, BP and Shell to propagate lies every year. We need to change the narrative, let's get informed and let's not be afraid to speak about it with people close to us, let's show the data, let's share the various creative ways to have a green future and let's not get bamboozled by the climate crisis deniers or the greenwashing actions of corporates.
Extinction Rebellion, FridayForFuture, Just Stop Oil, Fossil Free London etc...
they are just 4 examples of the organizations you canjoin to take part in protests or non-violent direct action for the climate; feeling part of a group, united by one common interest... survive on this planet.
Join form of protests you're comfortable with, have a net of people around you to support you.
Boycot a product that takes advantage of the planet for mere profit and speak about it with the people around you.
Respectfully complain about too expensive fees to rail companies.
Write an email to your MP, ask uncomfortable questions, challenge their timid ways, the future of our children and of the Eart is in our hands.
1/3 of the food produced worldwide... is wasted.
This waste amounts to a staggering $940 billion lost every year. Furthermore, 10% of greenhouse gases are given by wasted food production. (source: UNEP)
A diet that sees meat, fish and dairy products consumed just a little more than once or twice a week is good for you and the environment. Eating healhtier, choosing seasonal and local products, reduce emissions drastically. Scientists say so.
Every single action, every single object, every single service has an ecological footprint on the planet and its ecosystem. Some things are essential. What about the latest t-shirt I bought? and that air frier for Christmas?
David Attenbrough e the scientist Johan RockStrom examine how our world's biodiversity is gradually crumbling down and how we can win against this crisis.
Picturing life in the future, above 2C of global warming. Not a conventional series, very data-driven, with a big cast; great to connect the dots between causes and consequences. As a climate nerd, it inspired me.
A movie about how all governments in the world, to the news of an asteroid in route to hit our planet and destroy it and all life on it, decide to ignore the problem, treating it as a silly matter that will solve by itself with time.