Chasing Kitimat: Going Backwards to Move Forward

This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on April 21, 2016. When I was commissioned to write an environmental play, the subject I chose to write about ended up in the midst of an international controversy. I was researching an article for the Vancouver Observer (VO), a newspaper

Climate Lens: Birth of a Post-Nation!

The article Climate Lens: Birth of a Post-Nation! appeared first on HowlRound At HowlRound, we continue our exploration of Theatre in the Age of Climate Change with more urgency than ever. With the looming eradication of climate science data from US government websites and the appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency,

CCS awarded funding for new environmental performance

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland CCS is one of 14 Edinburgh-based groups to receive support through the City of Edinburgh Council’s new culture fund, running for the first time this year to support of the development of up-and-coming performing work in the Capital City. The £5000 grant from the fund will support Edinburgh-based

Apples and Other Languages, Camilla Nelson

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Camilla Nelson is a performance poet and a language artist who creates installations and events, with a particular interest in trees, especially apple trees. Apples and Other Languages grew out of Nelson’s PhD research ‘Reading and Writing with a Tree: Practising Nature Writing as Enquiry’ (2009 – 2012).

Open Call: PERFORMING LANDSCAPES

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Deadline: 12 noon, Monday 19 June OPEN CALL PETER McMASTER’S DIY PROJECT: PERFORMING LANDSCAPES. APPLY NOW to participate in a four day retreat at SSW this July. This 5 night and 4 day retreat hosted by SSW is designed to allow participants to engage with eco-centric approaches to

World Premiere: PLUTO (NO LONGER A PLAY)

The World theatre premier for PLUTO (No Longer a Play) has successfully entered into its second week of performances at The Brick in NYC. You can reserve your tickets for these performances up to June 3. DESCRIPTION PLUTO is an allegory about extinction… or it used to be, maybe. Three humans attempt to give a presentation about

Jumping Rope With the Wind

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Our Renewable Energy Artworks series continues this month with an introduction to the prolific Dutch artist/architect/innovator Daan Roosegaarde, a self-described “futurist-focused-on-the-present” and founder of Studio Roosegaarde based in Rotterdam, with a new satellite “pop-up” studio in Shanghai. It’s hard to keep up with Daan Roosegaarde, the internationally

Digging Deeper

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog It was always there, the fascination with life and the world around me. It stayed with me all through my childhood. There was even a time when I decided that the answer to the question of what I wanted to be when I grew up

Social Enterprise Census 2017

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland As part of the Scottish Government’s 10 year Social Enterprise Action Plan, charities and social enterprises are invited to complete the 2017 Social Enterprise Census. The census helps shape future Action Plans, and is the second such survey (with the first taking place in 2015). Organisations wishing to

Participatory Performance, Activism, and the Limits of Change

This Article Comes From HowlRound At HowlRound, we continue our exploration of Theatre in the Age of Climate Change with more urgency than ever. With the looming eradication of climate science data from US government websites and the appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump has indicated in no uncertain

Last Call: Assistant Tutor for Our Bright Future project

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 17th May Impact Arts is looking for an Assistant Tutor for the Our Bright Future project in Barrhead. Creative Pathways Environmental Design is funded through the National Lottery by the Big Lottery Fund as part of Our Bright Future programme, www.ourbrightfuture.co.uk Creative Pathways Environmental

Theatremakers vs the Climate Fools in the White House

This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on April 19, 2017. At the recent New York University The Reckoning: A Conference on Climate Justice on March 10-11, economist Jeffrey Sachs announced: “This is the end game.” And he was dead serious. Climate scientists predict we have fifteen years

Open Call:Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 Edition

Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented biennially in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP meetings). CCTA 2017 is a collaboration between the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, NoPassport Theatre Alliance, The Arctic Cycle, Theatre Without Borders,

Open Call: Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award!

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Each year, this international award celebrates the best and most innovative in sustainability at the world’s largest arts festival. All productions taking part in the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe are eligible to apply, and application is made through the completion of a free award toolkit, which poses questions

Fish Soup, Mourning, and Hope at the End of the World

This Post Comes From HowlRound This week on HowlRound, we continue our exploration of Theatre in the Age of Climate Change with more urgency than ever. With the looming eradication of climate science data from US government websites and the appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump has indicated in

A Search for a Brave New World Aesthetic

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog On Saturday, 22nd April, on Earth Day, there was a March for Science throughout the world; a protest by scientists and individuals who care about the erosion of an empirical truth that Science represents. On this day too, in response to the what is arguably now

Requiem for a River: Operatic Reflections on the Euphrates

This Post Comes from HowlRound: This week on HowlRound, we continue our exploration of Theatre in the Age of Climate Change with more urgency than ever. With the looming eradication of climate science data from US government websites and the appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump has indicated in

Create a Green Team: Edinburgh Workshop

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Tuesday 30 May 2017, 14:00-16:00 Venue: Quaker Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL United Kingdom Being the sole Green Champion in any organisation can be a big job. Are you running out of ideas? Feeling like you are fighting a losing battle? Perhaps you have limited knowledge of

Create a Green Team: Glasgow Workshop

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland Tuesday 16 May 2017, 14:00-16:00 Venue: MANY Studios: 3 Ross Street Glasgow , G1 5AR (Google Map) Being the sole Green Champion in any organisation can be a big job. Are you running out of ideas? Feeling like you are fighting a losing battle? Perhaps you have limited knowledge of how all

A Delicate Balance: Can Systems of Man and Nature Co-Exist?

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog I grew up on a farm near woods and streams in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Nature was all around me. As a child observing nature, I focused on the macro and the micro worlds – veins and galls on leaves, organisms swimming in puddles, tree bark, a