Two Degrees
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Friday, March 12 - 7pm
Saturday, March 13 - 1:30pm

Runtime: 90 minutes

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Presented without intermission

Two Degrees
By Tira Palmquist

Emma Phelps, a paleo climatologist, has seen first-hand the symptoms of our changing planet while studying ice core samples in Greenland. However, the recent loss of her husband has left Emma, herself, frozen in grief. When she is asked by an old friend to come to DC and testify in a Senate Committee regarding climate change, the overlap of science, politics, and the deeply personal, create a charged landscape that is all to relevant in our current political and literal climate.
Advisory: mature audiences - adult language and scenarios.


Stage Manager


Louise Allen

Jeffery Phelps et al.

Clay Simpson



*Member, Actors' Equity Association

Presented without intermission


Only $10 per viewing - $40 for all four!


About the Author

Playwright Tira Palmquist is known for plays that merge the personal, the political and the poetic.

Her play
The Way North (Seven Devils 2018) was a Finalist for the O'Neill and an Honorable Mention for the 2019 Kilroys List, and was featured in the 2019 Ashland New Plays Festival.

Tira has been involved with Seven Devils since 2012, as playwright, director and dramaturg. Tira’s other plays include
Two Degrees (Denver Center, others), The Worth of Water (Clutch Productions), Safe Harbor (Lower Depth Theater Ensemble), Ten Mile Lake (Serenbe Playhouse), Age of Bees (NYU Stella Adler Studio, MadLab Theater, Tesseract), And Then They Fell (MadLab, Brimmer Street, New York Film Academy).

Tira has also been a dramaturg for Moving Arts MADLAB series, for the New Territories Playwriting Residency and a national mentor for the Young Playwrights Festival (MadLab Theater, Columbus, OH.)
Originally developed and produced at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director

Two Degrees
was workshopped at the 2014 Great Plains Theatre Conference, the 2014 Athena Project's Plays-inProcess Festival, and CalTech's mach33 Festival.
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