Brooklyn’s budding cultural district will soon raise the curtain on a new classic theater. Just Last Friday, construction started on the Theater for a New Audience, a Hugh Hardy designed flexible theater created specifically for the performance of Shakespeare and classic drama. Cloaked in a dramatic black box exterior, the LEED Silver-seeking building will seat nearly 300 and be surrounded by a gorgeous public arts plaza, creating a complete cultural experience.
The greenest theatre in Montreal? Check out Repercussion Theatres Shakespeare in the Park – Green Life
The Repercussion Theatre company has been offering productions that are inherently green in Montreals parks for 20 years now. Since its shows, always the works of William Shakespeare, are presented outdoors in 15 different city parks they dont relay on climate control and heavy lighting like traditional indoor productions do. The company provides composting and recycling facilities if they dont already exist at their sites. Now Repercussion Theatre is using “Enviro100” recycled paper for its publications. The paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as forest friendly, is chlorine-free and manufactured using biogas energy.
Need a dose of inspiration when the sustainability going gets tough? Try listening to this musical video by Michael Franti, Hey World.
It is a call to roll up your sleeves, to shake off apathy: “I didn’t come here to chill, I came here to rock … You got to let go of the remote control.” Watch an inspiring music video about civic participation, set to the backdrop of Jamaican reggae rhythms of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.
Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now to Save Themselves – Theater – The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper
1.Enough with the goddamned Shakespeare already.
2.Tell us something we don’t know.
3.Produce dirty, fast, and often.
4.Get them young.
5.Offer child care.
6.Fight for real estate.
8.Boors’ night out.
10.Drop out of graduate school.