Introducing Lockdown: Green Up! ☝️
A digital environmental theatre week, sharing the work of climate theatre-makers & artists, for those wanting to integrate eco-practices into their work 🌍 With livestreamed conversations & Q+As!
We hope this will contribute to the ongoing discussion over how artists, venues and producers can green up, engage with climate injustice & reimagine a more sustainable industry.
Conversations and Q+As will be streamed live on Facebook and most sessions will remain online afterwards to create a database of accessible climate theatre resources. Weâ€™ll also be sharing artists making climate work each day on social media.
🔎 Streaming is not entirely carbon neutral! To minimise our impact, we will be offsetting the carbon cost of people streaming our workshops, and the electric energy we’ve used preparing the week, with the advice of our friends Climate Stewards.
All sessions will be available captioned within one week of streaming.
All sessions are free of charge. However, if you’re able, we ask participants to donate the price of a Â£5 “ticket” (or whatever is appropriate!) to a fund, such as these supporting artists:
👉 ARTISTS FUND ARTISTS who are redistributing all funds raised before 1 August 2020 to Black artists in the UK:
👉 TERRIBLE RAGE, covering essential costs for artists ineligible for the Self Employed scheme & unsuccessful in their ACE Emergency Funding application:
SCHEDULE OF LIVESTREAMED SESSIONS 👇
(Times BST, unless stated)
â€ªStart with the Land 🍃
A conversation with playwright David Geary and site-specific theatre-creator Kendra Fanconi, on the relationship between art and nature, and making work with the land at its heart.
â€ª📅 Mon 29 June 4pmâ€¬ (8am PT)
â€ªHow is theatre adapting in a time of climate crisis? 💚â€¬
A conversation with Lyn Gardner, and theatre-makers & Staging Change co-directors Alice Boyd & Josie Dale-Jones, about how emerging theatre makers are adapting for greener future 👊â€¬
â€ª📆 Mon 29 June 5:30pmâ€¬
â€ªSignalling Through The Waves 🌊â€¬
â€ªCreating a durational performance with the sea & approaching work through a ‘climate lens’, with pioneering eco-critic Una Chaudhuri, and artist & director Sarah Cameron Sunde 🌳â€¬
â€ª📆 Mon 29 June 6:30pmâ€¬ (13:30 EST)
â€ªRethinking Design, and Embracing Eco-Scenography ♻️ â€¬
â€ªWhat is Eco-Scenography? Pioneering eco-designers Tanja Beer (The Living Stage) + Andrea Carr on rethinking design practices & reinterpreting materials to integrate ecological principles. â€¬
â€ª📆 Tues 30 June 10:30amâ€¬ (19:30 ACT)
â€ªMaking the Digital LIVE 💻 â€¬
â€ªJoe Ball, Artistic Director of Exit Productions and theatre-maker/political-activist Zack Polanski discuss digitalising their interactive environmental show, Eco Chambers.
â€ª📆 Tues 30 June 5:30pm
Thinking Bigly: How to make an anti-TED talk
We talk to Ben Yeoh and David Finnigan about making their theatre-performance talk â€˜Thinking Bigly: A Guide To Saving the Worldâ€™ and finding hope in the midst of the climate crisis.
â€ª📆 Wed 1 July (Time TBC)
Lighting a Greener Path 💡 â€¬
â€ªOlivier Award-winning lighting designer, Paule Constable (associate of National Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre), discusses incorporating environmental sustainability into her practice for a brighter future.â€¬
â€ª📆 Wed 1 July 5:30pmâ€¬
â€ªMaking Green Productions 💚â€¬
â€ªWe discuss how Julie’s Bicycle are paving the way to green productions, and top tips on how to make your show sustainable with Julieâ€™s Bicycle Creative Green Programme Lead, Graciela Melitsko Thornton 🦎â€¬
â€ª📆 Wed 1 July 6:30pmâ€¬
â€ªRunning on Your Own Energy 🚲 â€¬
Award-winning choreographer, Prue Lang, on powering theatre with renewable energy generated live during performance & how to create Green Guidelines for your practice 💃â€¬
â€ª📆 Thurs 2 July 11amâ€¬
â€ªIntegrating Science & Eco-Philosophy into Theatre ✍️ â€¬
We discuss the research process for climate play Dweepa with playwright Abhishek Majumdar (Pah-La The Royal Court Theatre): science, philosophy, and the lived experience of Bengali communities.
â€ª📆 Thurs 2 July 2pmâ€¬ (18:30 IST)
Telling Climate Stories Through Dance 💃
We talk to international award-winning dance company VOU Fiji about “Are We Stronger Than Winston?”, and investigating the human costs of climate change on Pacific communities through dance.
â€ª📆 Fri 3 July 9am (20:00 FST)
â€ªPeddling sustainable practices with The HandleBards 🚲 â€¬
An interactive workshop led by the HandleBards, cycling Shakespeare company & Edinburgh Sustainable Practice Award-winners, on how to implement sustainable practices into your company. (Details on signing up to follow!)
â€ª📆 Fri 3 July 5:30pmâ€¬
Towards Climate Justice 💪
â€ª📆 Sat 4 July 4pmâ€¬ (11:00 EST) TBC
Making Saving the Planet Sexy 🎉 â€¬
â€ªâ€œWhy can’t you enjoy a good sex story whilst wanting to save the planet?â€â€¬ Award-winning comedian and climate activist, Steve Hili (Steve Hili – Comedy), on writing and performing climate comedy 🤪â€¬
â€ª📆 Sat 4 July 6:30pmâ€¬