Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Open to the public
  • Sustainability

Collectively created by graduate and undergraduate students through a series of devising labs, Anthropocene incorporates innovative media design, dance, movement, text, sound and image into a powerful portrait of our world out of balance. Its non-traditional and non-linear approach to storytelling offers flashes of characters within a mosaic of various worlds throughout history: the Silk Road, the Industrial Revolution, 1950s America to present day. Anthropocene tells a story of the escalation of consumption and how we are hurtling towards an unsustainable future.

Content transparency: This production includes apocalyptic content, nuclear disaster, an extinction event and the climate crisis. It also includes alarms, sirens and loud sounds.

This project was made possible with seed grant funding from Seize the Moment (Leonardo + ASU Humanities Lab + the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Lab) and an Institute for Humanities Research and Herberger Institute Seed Grant.

This production has limited seating available, so reserve your seat early! Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Herberger Institute Box Office. There will be no in-person sales at the event. Guests who do not have a ticket at the door will be directed to purchase them online.

Notice to Herberger Institute faculty, staff, students and Mirabella residents:

Eligible HIDA faculty, staff and students may redeem their complimentary ticket(s) through the box office website. Students are eligible for one complimentary ticket; faculty and staff are eligible for two tickets. Click the 'Buy Tickets' button, select the desired number of tickets, then enter and apply your 10-digit ASU ID as the promo code at checkout. For assistance, email

Additional information

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

2 p.m. Nov. 5, 12
7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4, 8-9, 11

2:00 pm4:00 pm (MST)


Galvin Playhouse Theatre