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Climate Change

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Alison Neighbour – Inter/Tidal

By |April 21, 2023| Exploring intertidal space with young people on the Indian island of Sagar - part of a Wales Arts International funded project by artist Alison Neighbour, in collaboration with Kolkata based company Ranan. Artists working on Sagar are Prarthana Hazra, Amlan Chaudhuri, Vikram Iyengar, Debashree Bhattacharya, and Kunal Chakraborty. Film [...]

Alison Neighbour – The (Future) Wales Coast Path 

By |April 21, 2023| Documentary of an year long creative community exploration of the Gwent Levels and the Indian Sundarbans, considering the shifting relationship between land and sea, and how we might adapt as sea levels rise. The (Future) Wales Coast path was created by artist Alison Neighbour, with support from producer Elen [...]

Paul Burgess – Apples and Snakes: Plot 17

By |August 7, 2022| PLOT17: A hip-hop garden block party written and performed by Kenny Baraka for audiences aged 7+ Four pieces of woodEight nailsAnd a hammerSome compostA hand full of seedsAnd some waterA playlist and some speakers all you need to get you startedthen by the time that you finished you’ll know [...]

Isa Suarez – And While London Burns

By |August 7, 2022| Isa Suarez is an award-winning composer who has scored a wide range of films for Television and Independent Film. 'And While London Burns': an acclaimed downloadable audio-walk Written by James Marriott and John Jordan, produced by PlatformMusic, choral works and audio-production: Isa SuarezLibretto: James Marriott & John Jordan [...]

Three Poetry Videos from Cece’s Speakeasy – Call and Response

By |August 7, 2022| In July 2031… An event took place in a secret location in South East London. It was an act of creative resistance against climate and environmental injustice using live music, spoken word, storytelling and cutting-edge visuals… Cece’s Speakeasy. Apples and Snakes invited emerging artists from across England [...]

Chrys Salt – Two Climate Change Poems

By |November 8, 2021| Chrys Salt, MBE is an award-winning  poet with roots deeply planted in the theatre. She is Artistic Director of The Bakehouse Community Arts and the BIG LIT Festival based in Scotland.

Same Boat Theater – The Day Everyone Decided to Stop

By |November 8, 2021| Same Boat Theater: The Day Everyone Decided To Stop by Max Wilkinson directed by Piyush Kumar Same Boat Theater Collective is an environmental justice theater company based in San Francisco, USA. The voices and images in the video are those of theater artists from the U.K., India and the [...]

Littleweed Music – Two Songs for COP26

By |November 8, 2021| Two Songs for COP26 Music and musings of independent improvisation musician camillacancantata. Camilla has worked as a theatre musician, musical director and in many community music projects over the years. In 2000 she co-founded Footloose Community Arts, creating work in response to environmental issues through acts of communal creativity: [...]

Penny Chivers – Burnt Out

By |November 8, 2021| Penny wishes to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the land involved in ‘Burnt Out’, the work mentioned in the footage. Burnt Out is an urgent and timely dance-theatre work encapsulating one Australian's experience of the devastating bushfires and the personal experience of the daughter of an [...]

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