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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.

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Perform Europe Open Call Launch Event
Video
Perform Europe Open Call Launch Event
Learn More About the Vision Behind the New Edition of Perform Europe and Explore the Opportunities of the Open Call
Friday 1 December 2023
Europe
2023 ArtsLink Assembly: The Future is Not What It Used to Be
Video
2023 ArtsLink Assembly: The Future is Not What It Used to Be
A two-day assembly featuring perspectives from artists rooted in their communities, and figures in cultural policy and practice, philanthropy, and social justice.
Thursday 16 November to Friday 17 November 2023
Chicago, Illinois and Kyiv, Ukraine
How Stage Management Can Set the Stage for a Greener Theatre
Essay
How Stage Management Can Set the Stage for a Greener Theatre
by Macy E. Kunke
29 September 2023
Theatre in the Age of Climate Change
Series

Theatre in the Age of Climate Change

The climate crisis has been called a “crisis of imagination.” The phrase refers to our inability to grasp the magnitude and violence of the changes we are facing, our reluctance to let the reality of it permeate our collective consciousness, and our resistance to envision positive futures. But imagination is the currency of artists. In this ongoing series, Chantal Bilodeau, playwright and artistic director of the Arts & Climate Initiative, invites theatre artists, practitioners, and scholars to reflect on the ways in which they use their imagination to create the stories that will support us through, and lift us out of, this transformative moment.

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.