Broadway Green Alliance’s The Green Design Symposium

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The Green Design Symposium took place on 20 March 2014.
It was a panel of experts discussing why and how to green up theatre designing.
Dr. Allen Hershkowitz of the NRDC gave the opening remarks about why it is important to go green this Earth Day.  Then a panel of experts talked about ways to be more eco-friendly when designing sets, costumes and lighting for theater. The panel included Donyale Werle winner of the 2012 Tony Award for excellence in stage design (or whatever they call it) for her up-cycled set of PATS.  Following the presentations the attendees broke up into smaller groups to network and discuss questions and issues in the topic areas. Lastly we had a robust Q and A to end the event.
The event took place at the Westside Theatre, upstairs, 407 West 43rd St. from 7-8:30 pm.


The Broadway Green Alliance was founded in 2008 in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and a fiscal program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Along with Julie’s Bicycle in the UK, the BGA is a founding member of the International Green Theatre Alliance. The BGA has reached tens of thousands of fans through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other media.

At the BGA, we recognize that it is impossible to be 100% “green” while continuing activity and – as there is no litmus test for green activity – we ask instead that our members commit to being greener and doing better each day. As climate change does not result from one large negative action, but rather from the cumulative effect of billions of small actions, progress comes from millions of us doing a bit better each day. To become a member of the Broadway Green Alliance we ask only that you commit to becoming greener, that you name a point person to be our liaison, and that you will tell us about your green-er journey.

The BGA is co-chaired by Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of the Broadway company of WICKED, and Charlie Deull, Executive Vice President at Clark Transfer<. Rebekah Sale is the BGA’s full-time Coordinator.

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