Mr William Reynolds [He/Him]

Ecostage Pledger


Motley Theatre Design School


Walking, gardening, nature, trees. Theatre, performance, music. People, politics, justice.

Can you tell us something about yourself?

I trained at Motley after studying Engineering at university, and have been designing Set, Lighting and Video for theatre, opera and dance ever since. I've worked mostly in the UK as well in Europe, the US and Middle East. Environmental awareness has always been keen to my work, particularly in trying to find ways to make large-scale new work in the most environmentally friendly way possible. I'm also Artistic Director of Metta Theatre, where we have a strong environmental focus on both the work we produce and the way we make it. In 2020 I founded Metta Green, and environmental consultancy for the arts, supporting companies, productions and individuals with their sustainability.

What was the turning point when you became ecologically aware and decided to take action?

I remember being fascinated by the hole in the ozone layer as a child, and was hooked on the Greenhouse Effect by Greenpeace's pictures of polar bears. When I was 8 I started a recycling scheme for steel cans at my primary school - there were no household recycling collections then, and the only metals you could take to the supermarket recycling collection points were aluminium drinks cans.

Getting more and more frustrated at inaction in the face of the impending crisis, I've become more and more fascinated by the intersectionality of Climate Justice - as well as the role the arts can have in leading a cultural shift towards the drastic action the world now urgently needs.

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