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Climate Emergency

Climate change poses an existential threat to humanity and theatremakers need to be part of addressing it. Here, you’ll find content about artistic work that engages with the climate crisis, as well as learnings about how to make theatre practices more eco-friendly. Chantal Bilodeau’s long-running Theatre in the Age of Climate Change series is a must-read, and don’t miss Groundwater Arts’s video series on the Green New Theater.

The Latest

It's Not Easy Being Green
Essay
It's Not Easy Being Green
by John J King
14 September 2021
Performance and Environmental Justice
Video
Performance and Environmental Justice
Part of Ecoperformance Week at The Ringling
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Artists/Ideas/Now—Imagine Democracy
Video
Artists/Ideas/Now—Imagine Democracy
A Conversation About the Climate Crisis and its Impact in the Middle East and North Africa
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Riding a Bike on Stage
Essay

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
Essay

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.

green bubble with white text GREEN NEW THEATRE.
Green New Theater
Series

Green New Theater

Bring your dinner, hold your kid, and we can all break bread together and hold space.

Green New Theatre (GNT) is a movement building tool that provides a set of actionable principles for the arts field to adapt and evolve in the face of the climate crisis. Our approach is multi-layered and emergent. It adapts for organizations and individuals at every level of production.

School of Resistance logo.
School of Resistance
Series

School of Resistance

A project of IIPM and NTGent, in cooperation with Akademie der Künste

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

Standing with Saguaros 
Series

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
Series

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
Series

Devising the Environment by Stephen Spotswood

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