Superhero Clubhouse unites ecology and theater to enact justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future.
Superhero Clubhouse makes original performances for both adult and family audiences. This work is created by multidisciplinary teams of artists and scientists and performed in public spaces, schools, theaters, and museums in New York City and beyond.
Free and open to all, our public workshops offer a creative space for exploring questions that arise from issues of climate change and environmental justice. Workshops are regularly held throughout the year in New York City.
The Fellowship is a long-term creative residency for a select group of individuals to explore questions of environmental justice through performance. Fellows engage in rigorous research, experimentation, and the creation of a performance for a public audience.
In collaboration with The Bushwick Starr, Superhero Clubhouse brings environmental education to elementary students through after-school playwriting programs. Kids learn about local ecological problems, write original plays, and see their work professionally produced for their peers and families.
Powerful individuals dedicated to making a better world
An inclusive gathering place for serious play
Weighty worldly questions might produce plodding drama with some artists, but the work of Superhero Clubhouse is playful, inventive, and daring.
The Brooklyn Rail
Superhero Clubhouse [has] enlisted an engaged audience, and a community of artists, actors, playwrights, and producers that see eco theater as valid, needed, and part of the theatrical tradition. In the process they are creating an eco cannon that was considered woefully missing only a short time ago.
Dillon Slagle, Howlround
The workshop [Superhero Clubhouse] did for my Columbia University class was wonderful in helping the students think about how they communicate science. The students loved it and uniformly said they were now better prepared to communicate their science to a variety of audiences.
Sonya DyhrmanProfessor, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia
I can’t believe our kids wrote these plays. Bless you and the team for bringing this out of them.
Chris AlexiouAssistant Principal, IS77, BGT '18 Partner School
Now, more than ever, we need this type of theater. We need to ask the big questions, fearlessly, and with compassion. Superhero Clubhouse is doing exactly that.
Cassiope SydoriakWriter, Illustrator, Business Consultant
We see that artists and scientists aren’t so different. Both are asking tough questions; searching for answers in an enigmatic world.
Allie Tsubota2016 Fellowship Coordinator
The applause, the clapping, I think that was the best day of my life.