Climate Change

Interested in how theatre artists are addressing the greatest threat to our planet? This section contains writing about sustainable production, videos of eco-theatre performances, and much more.

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Livestreaming the Panel: Green New Theater Part 4: Publicly Transparent Budgeting (ASL-interpreted)
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Livestreaming the Panel: Green New Theater Part 4: Publicly Transparent Budgeting (ASL-interpreted)

Y’all.... Where That Money At?

Thursday 1 October 2020
United States
Livestreaming a Performance: RE:seeding, in correspondence Performance to Camera by Jade Montserrat
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Livestreaming a Performance: RE:seeding, in correspondence Performance to Camera by Jade Montserrat

A new performance to camera suggesting that there is a connection between ourselves and the earth

Wednesday 23 October 2020
London, United Kingdom
Livestreaming a Conversation: School of Resistance Episode 5: Beyond Europe
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Livestreaming a Conversation: School of Resistance Episode 5: Beyond Europe

Building Transnational Futures with Ulrike Guérot and Srećko Horvat

Friday 25 September 2020
Ghent, Belgium
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
Devising the Environment
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Devising the Environment

Finding A Narrative In The Noise

8 January 2015

Everyone starts to wonder what they’re creating with Stephen Spotswood on his journey to devise a piece with both environmental studies and theatre majors.

Trespass Theater
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Trespass Theater

Jeff Stark on The Dreary Coast

18 December 2014

The Dreary Coast is a site-specific immersive work that took place in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, and used elements of Greek and Roman mythology, Dante’s Inferno, black metal music, and the canal’s actual history to journey its audience through one of the most polluted waterways in the United States.

A devising workshop.
Devising The Environment
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Devising The Environment

Mixing Science and Theater In The Classroom

26 November 2014

The class is split almost right down the middle between theater majors and environmental studies students, with a few crossovers. That first day we have a much more immediate question to answer: Did this mix of drama and science students have the capacity to merge together into the ersatz devising company we needed them to be? Would they be open-minded, generous, and willing to play? If not, the entire semester would be an uphill process.

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The Mirror up to Nature: Reflecting the Environment in Designs, Maps, and Theatre
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The Mirror up to Nature: Reflecting the Environment in Designs, Maps, and Theatre

Sunday 26 October2014
New York, NY, United States

CultureHub in New York City presented the discussion The Mirror up to Nature: Reflecting the Environment in Designs, Maps, and Theatre livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 26 October at 22:00 GMT (London) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5 p.m. CDT (Austin) / 3 p.m. PDT (Vancouver) / 9 a.m. AEDT on Monday, October 27 (Sydney). In Twitter, use #howlround.

Climate Science’s Challenge to Artists
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Climate Science’s Challenge to Artists

29 January 2014

Karen Malpede shares insight into the importance and compelling nature of climate dramas. 

Riding a Bike on Stage
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Riding a Bike on Stage

Green Theater and Katie Mitchell’s Production of Lungs

22 January 2014

Summer Banks offers an overview of eco-theatre and talks about her experience watching Katie Mitchell's production of Atmen.

A tree floating in the air.
The Aesthetic Evolution of Eco Theater
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The Aesthetic Evolution of Eco Theater

23 November 2013

Eco theater is not meant as a protest or an art installation at a climate change conference. It is a complete and independent artistic practice that happens to focus on ecological issues.

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School of Resistance
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School of Resistance

A biweekly livestream with experts of change from around the world: artists, activists, politicians and philosophers.

Standing with Saguaros 
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Standing with Saguaros 

Dancer Kimi Eisle speaks on climate change in the Southwest after her experience of dancing a duet with a cactus.

Theatre in the Age of Climate Change
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Theatre in the Age of Climate Change

How does our work reflect on, and respond to, the challenges brought on by a warming climate? How can we participate in the global conversation about what the future should look like, and do so in a way that is both inspiring and artistically rewarding?

Devising the Environment by Stephen Spotswood
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Devising the Environment by Stephen Spotswood

A record of the experience of teaching a devising class that would center on the environment.