The Broad Stage is partnering with Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute to present a panel discussion about the ocean, carbon, the blue economy, and conservation with award-winning science journalist, Alanna Mitchell author and star of the play SeaSick; Terry Tamminen, CEO of the AltaSea organization and former Secretary of Environmental Affairs for the State of California;  and Heal the Bay water quality scientist, educator and advocate, Annelisa Moe, for a robust conversation moderated by Santa Monica College’s Shari Davis, Co Director of the Public Policy Institute and Patricia Ramos, Dean of Academic Affairs.

Doing It Right is streamed for SMC students and is free to the public on Monday, March 28 at 6:00pm. ZOOM LINK at https://thebroadstage.org/in-community. For more information about Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute;  www.smc.edu/community/public-policy-institute/

Ilaan Mazzini, Director of Programs and Activations for The Broad Stage said, “A programming tenant of The Broad Stage is relevancy and we are fortunate that science journalist Alanna Mitchell, who will perform her play SeaSick at The Broad Stage can be part of a zoom discussion about the ocean, which is so much a part of the experience of living in Santa Monica.” 

Joining our two experts in the field – Water Quality Scientist Annelisa Moe, of Heal the Bay, who knows especially about Santa Monica’s relationship with the ocean and Terry Tamminen, Chief Executive Officer of ALTASEA who has spent a career thinking about acting about the environment. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, where Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies.  They are joined by two Santa Monica College administrators — Shari Davis, Co-Director SMC Public Policy Institute. This event is made possible, in part, by support from The Kissick Family Foundation.

Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian author and journalist who writes about science and social trends. Her international best-selling book SeaSick: The Global Ocean in Crisis won the prestigious Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism in 2010. With the help of The Toronto Theatre Centre’s artistic director Franco Boni and Why Not Theatre’s founding artistic director Ravi Jain, Mitchell turned SeaSick into a one-woman nonfiction play that she has performed across Canada and internationally, her first foray into theatre.

The Broad Stage presents the Los Angeles Premiere of Sea Sick on Friday, April 15 at 8p and Saturday, April 16 at 2p and 8p in The Edye.

Submitted by Tim Choy, Davidson & Choy Publicity