We know we cannot save the Earth until we change the stories people tell!


Theater Three Collaborative, founded in 1995, creates, develops and produces new poetic-language, character-driven plays on pressing social issues. 

We surround our plays with Festivals of Conscience, talks and talk-backs by experts in the field the play addresses.

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Scripts originally produced by Theater Three Collaborative and available for reading and classroom teaching only. 

Extreme Whether opens in full production.

Oct. 2nd - Oct. 26th 2014

Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm
(Sun Oct. 5th starts at 3:30 pm)  
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave., between 9th and 10th Sts.

along with a full Festival of Conscience featuring the return of Dr. James Hansen and Dr. Jennifer Francis, plus Andy Revkin's climate music, and many others to be announced.  If you chose tickets as your Indiegogo perk, we have your name and will send an email to reserve your date.

Check out our Events Page to look through specific Festival of Consciences. 

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Extreme Whether poses a bitter debate over the future of the planet but becomes a meditation on the sublime in nature. Written in a mix of prose and poetry, with invective, humor and a full musical score, Extreme Whether sets the battle over global warming within a single family as a challenge to the American family at this moment of ecological crisis.

 A major climate scientist, his colleague and lover, an Arctic scientist, wage fierce battle with his twin sister, a publicist for the energy industry, and her husband, a lobbyist, over scientific truth and an inherited wilderness estate. His wise-child daughter and her side-kick Uncle work to protect the natural world and sabotage its abusers.
 “Karen Malpede is one of American’s leading politically engaged dramatists”— Prof. Marvin Carlson
 "Extreme Whether, a new play by the brilliant Karen Malpede tells a personal story in which everything is also political."— David Swanson, The Humanist Magazine
“The play is a celebration of hope.”— Father Paul Mayer


George Bartenieff


Tonia Rudi


Alex Tavis

Jeff McCarthy


Di Zhu




A Festival of Conscience

Take a look at one of our Festival of Conscience with Jennifer Francis at The Cherry Lane Theatre