Here in New York City we have commercial theater, experimental theater, really bad theaterâ€¦but who knew we also have green theater, too!?
9Thirty Theatre Company is one of New York Cityâ€™s first eco theater companies, and we happen to think theyâ€™re pretty darn neat. By having the environment serve as a character, theme, or the plot of their shows, 9Thirty seeks to raise awareness and take action on pressing environmental issues.
On Sunday, July 25, the theater company with a heart of gold will present THE BIRDSâ€ TO SAVE BIRDS â€” a benefit reading of â€œThe Brown Pelicanâ€ by George Sklar. The event will raise money for both 9Thirty and Tri-State Birds â€“ a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and rehabilitating birds in the Gulf of Mexico.
â€œAfter the oil spill I found myself feeling helpless about what I could do to make a difference,â€ says artistic director Jeff Burroughs. â€œAs of June 1st 658 birds, 279 turtles, and 36 mammals have been found dead. So I created an avenue to DO something! I contacted Tri-State Bird Rescue to put together a benefit.â€
Besides the reading, the benefit will also feature organic food and drinks, a good old fashion raffle, and coupons for special discounts on future productions.
Sound super cool? Stop by 9TTC.org to get more information and purchase your tickets!