Introductions

Find out what the diverse experiences of the team bring to Ecostage.

Andrea Carr

Andrea is an eco-scenographer, performance maker, artist, facilitator, mentor and advocate/activist. She brings extensive experience as an ecological designer working actively in this field for over 30 years bringing vitality to ecological and social themes. She is an original Ecostage Pledge (2015) founder and has spoken at a range of national and international talks and symposia on eco-scenography. Exploring materiality and interrogating the cradle-to-cradle model are major focuses in her work. As a Process Oriented Psychology (Processwork) student, she brings insights into the concept of Deep Democracy, change-making, and the relationship between the individual and the collective.

Her work has been exhibited in the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD)’s Staging Places, at the V&A, London (2019-20) and the National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford (2020), and at World Stage Design (WSD) 2017 and 2022, where she received a special mention for eco-scenography. Her project with filmmaker Gemma Riggs Rubbing Out, was selected for the next Prague Quadrennial (PQ23).

She is a member of SBTD, where she is an active part of the Sustainable Design Working Group.

Paul Burgess

Paul is a designer, director and artist. Since training at Motley, he has designed for a wide range of venues in the UK and abroad. He is the artistic director of Daedalus Theatre Company, where his work focuses on collaborative processes that connect diverse communities and professionals to explore big ideas, including work around community storytelling and documentary theatre. He is a musician with an interest in English and Jewish traditions and has performed in numerous ensembles. He is an activist on environmental and LGBTQ+ issues, and an officer in his local Green Party. He brings passion and insights into social and environmental justice.

His work has been exhibited in the SBTD’s Staging Places, at the V&A, London (2019-20) and the National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford (2020).

An Equity and SBTD member, he is on the SBTD committee and coordinates the Sustainable Design Working Group. He has spoken at events including the National Theatre’s Making Theatre Green. He regularly contributes to international conversations on sharing cultural sustainability tools and sits on the Environmental Responsibility subcommittee of Queens Theatre, Hornchurch.

Laura Sedgwick

Laura is a theatre producer and general manager, based in London. She has worked on West End and touring productions, after previously working in London fringe theatre, and for a community arts centre.

Laura is interested in live performances which put ecology and environmental justice at the heart of both their content and production, including putting the Theatre Green Book into practice. In her spare time she is involved in climate activism, and volunteers with Culture Declares Emergency in their Declarer Support Working Group.

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