Media & Press

When the Oil Folks Embrace the Wind

Citizen's Climate Radio, January 20, 2018

Two conversations with host Peterson Toscano: Grant Samms, from Washington College's Center for Environment and Society, talks about how it essential for climate advocates to understand that a "sense of place" plays a major role in affecting how communities respond to new ideas. Chantal Bilodeau talks about The Arctic Cycle and the two initiatives Artists & Climate Change and Climate Change Theatre Action

In Lead-up to U.N. Talks, Climate Change Meets Theater

Yale Climate Connections, October 10, 2017

Anyone can volunteer to put on a play - the goal is to start more conversations about climate through art.

Climate Art: More and Better With Time

Yale Climate Connections, July 25, 2017

Artists in all media are increasingly conveying important climate change messages in ways that can inform, empower, and lead to more collective action. Read more.

Chantal Bilodeau: Eco Theater Takes Action

Let's Talk About the Weather, July 7, 2017

Environmental podcast hosted by Ashley Mazanec.

The Arctic Cycle

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, September 2016

Presentation as part of the Citizen Artist Incubator residency.

Simply Sublime

Anchorage Press, August 30, 2016

Sila breathes life on the stage at Cyrano's, and it's brilliant. Chantal Bilodeau's play is beautifully written. Perhaps it is Bilodeau's work as a playwright and also as a translator that make the words weave composition with meaning, and symbolism with precision to deliver parallel storylines that intersect at just the right points. Read more.

The Political Power of Art in the Arctic

High North News, August 16, 2016

July and August are always the most popular months of the year for museum visits. But thanks to a growing number of artists interested in the Arctic, you don’t need to go to the Louvre to experience the North through art. Read more.

Tales for a Changing Arctic

Yale Climate Connections, August 5, 2016

Playwright is writing eight plays about the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

The Art of Climate Change

Canadian Wildlife, July 1, 2015

With work underway on a cycle of eight plays, Chantal Bilodeau is giving an artistic voice to the challenge of a changing Arctic environment. Read more.

Review: Sila at Central Square Theater

Open Media Boston, May 2, 2014

Plays about real-life human dramas often plumb deep cultural roots.  For the first time in earth’s history, massive climate change is taking place in the presence of a terrestrial species that expresses itself in cultural artifacts. Read more.

In ‘Sila,’ perspectives on climate change inspired by the Arctic

Boston Globe, April 24, 2014

“Sila,” which is getting its world premiere from the Underground Railway Theater this week, is the first of Chantal Bilodeau’s planned eight-play cycle about climate change in eight countries of the Arctic — Canada, the United States, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Russia. Read more.


American Academy of Sciences, March 18, 2014