SeaChange: Reversing The Tide

SeaChangeShould everything dance to humanity’s tune, or does such a self–important view lead to the destruction of life on earth?

This question is addressed by the performance piece SeaChange: Reversing the Tide. By combining the knowledge of science with the wisdom of poetry Roger Payne and Lisa Harrow argue compellingly that man is not the overseer of life but an integral part of life’s complex web, and that our survival requires that we attend not just to our own wellbeing, but also to the wellbeing of the entire web of life.

Written and performed by Payne and Harrow, and including the poetry of Shakespeare, Shelley, Robert Frost, Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, Mary Oliver, and others, ‘SeaChange: Reversing the Tide’ offers an exposé of the consequences of humanity’s current indifference to natural laws.

The audience emerges with a clear understanding of humanity’s role in the natural world and of the urgency of our need to start living sustain-ably.

‘SeaChange: Reversing the Tide’ is suitable for performances before audiences of any size—from small, private groups to large crowds in major auditoriums. Lisa Harrow has written a companion book for this performance entitled ‘What Can I Do? An Alphabet for Living’ [Chelsea Green, 2004 ]. It is a compendium of useful websites that help the reader start on the path towards sustainable living. Go to her website for more information. There are separate editions of her book for Australia (Hodder, 2005), New Zealand (Hodder Moa, 2005) and the UK (Eden Project, 2007).

For more information on the ‘SeaChange: Reversing The Tide’, visit the SeaChange web site. You may also contact SeaChange at:

2141 Biscuit Hill Way
South Woodstock, VT 05071
Phone: 802.457.5095
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