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Introducing Kira Curtis

By |March 21, 2024|

If you've noticed our social media improve massively recently, it's down to one person: our latest team member, Kira Curtis. Based up north, Kira is a theatre researcher and maker with key interests in scenographic exploration of historic theatres, and contemporary community involvement for climate change. Having studied at the [...]

Ecostage goes to Thailand for Caring, Practicing, Crafting: Climate Dramaturgy in Performing Arts

By |March 14, 2024|

Ecostage co-director Paul Burgess is of two key UK facilitators for this 5-day workshop from BIPAM on creating climate-conscious performing arts projects: Caring, Practicing, Crafting: Climate Dramaturgy in Performing Arts. Alongside Paul, the workshop will present the work of Zoe Svendsen, a theatre practitioner advocating for Climate Dramaturgy in practice. [...]

Online Event: Reframing Film, TV, Art and Music

By |February 26, 2024|

We're excited to share with you details of this event from our friends at the Environmental Thinking Institute: Online Event: Reframing Film, TV, Art and Music When: Tuesday 19 March 2024, 7:30pm to 9pm GMT Where: online on Zoom How: register on Eventbrite or via Details: the Environmental Thinking [...]

Ruth Stringer at Future Generations Climate Convention

By |February 25, 2024|

We're thrilled to tell you that Ecostage co-director Ruth Stringer will be a panelist at USW’s climate convention event this Thursday, 29th Feb, at The Atrium, Cardiff. A full day of exhibitors, panels, networking and arts events around sustainability in the arts - awesome stuff! She’ll be on a panel [...]

Creative Nature Workshops in Havering

By |February 1, 2024|

Dysbiosis: Creative Nature Workshops  Thanks to Creative Community Support awarded to us by Rainham Change Makers as part of the Havering Changing project, Daedalus Theatre Company's latest community programme is now live. This programme of workshops in Rainham and Wennington will be a fun chance for people living in the [...]

Social Media Volunteer Needed

By |December 17, 2023|

We're looking for a volunteer with social media skills and a passion for the performing arts and ecology to grow our social media profile across multiple platforms. Ecostage is run by arts practitioners working on a voluntary basis. It is a grassroots initiative and website that provides a framework, [...]

Sustainable Theatre: Theory, Context, Practice – Iphigenia Taxopoulou

By |October 9, 2023|

We're excited to talk you about Sustainable Theatre: Theory, Context, Practice by Iphigenia Taxopoulou, which was published earlier this year under Bloomsbury's Methuen Drama imprint. Covering around three decades of work to green the performing arts sector, it is filled with case studies, including examples from buildings, organisations, and [...]

Global Voices: call for videos

By |June 29, 2023|

What is the Global Voices project? In 2021, Ecostage and the Society of British Theatre Designers put out a call to people in the performing arts to share videos that reflect their response to the climate emergency. The initial inspiration for this was the development of the SBTD’s carbon literacy training [...]

Callout: A Guide to Sustainable Materials for Theatre

By |June 22, 2023|

The SBTD Sustainable Design Working Group is producing a guidebook to sustainable materials for use in theatre design. They want to collate together a series of fact files that outline information about sustainable materials and how they may be used in theatre.They would like each contributor to research and produce [...]

New UK Carbon Literacy Training opportunities

By |June 15, 2023|

Our sister organisation, The Society of British Theatre Designers, is rolling out its now one-day Carbon Literacy Training course, specifically tailored to the needs of theatre designers and their collaborators, with a focus on freelance artistic practice and decision making processes. It will help you become knowledgable and confident [...]

Let’s take over the UK!

By |June 10, 2023|

Ecostage, in collaboration with the Society of British Theatre Designers’ sustainability working group, is running a 'takeover' of Hello Stranger, the UK professional exhibition at PQ, Hall 11, Holešovice Market, 2-6pm Sunday 11th June. The event is partly an expansion of Ecostage's talk and Q&A earlier in PQ, exploring [...]

Ecostage at PQ Ecoscenography Day

By |June 10, 2023|

Ecostage has been part of a fantastic day at the Prague Quadrennial dedicated to Ecoscenography and hosted by leading ecoscenographer Tanja Beer and Marianne Lavoie of Écoscéno. Three of the Ecostage directors - Andrea Carr, Mona Kastell and Paul Burgess - along with their colleague Alison Neighbour talked about [...]

Ecostage at the Prague Quadrennial

By |May 23, 2023|

Ecostage travels to the Prague Quadrennial PQ23 June 8-18th. For those that don’t know, Prague hosts an exciting and vibrant festival and welcomes a global community of design and performance practitioners, both professionals and students, for ten days of talks, exhibitions and performances. Ecostage co-directors will be involved in PQ’s [...]

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