SUPERHERO CLUBHOUSE is a collective of artists and environmental advocates working at the intersection of science and theater. We make original performances via a collaborative, green and rigorous process. Through the creation of new mythologies reflecting our changing world, we work to ignite environmental conversations among audiences and communities in the pursuit of revolutionary theater and ecological coexistence.
Don't Be Sad, Flying Ace! & Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret
A double-bill of two original, multi-disciplinary, family-friendly plays made in collaboration with climate scientists from Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Filled with original music, movement and unforgettable characters.
ACT I (50 min) - Don't Be Sad, Flying Ace! A dog attempts to adapt after a hurricane that washed him (and his house) out to sea. Inspired by Charles Shultz's iconic beagle and leading climate science surrounding extreme events.
ACT II (30 min) - Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret A musical adventure based on the lives and work of seven extraordinary women of climate science.
Appropriate (and intended) for audiences of all ages. (Best for ages 5+)
Download the show program here.
November 2, 11am & 7pm*
November 3, 11am & 6pm
14th St. Y Theater, 344 E. 14th St. (btw 1st & 2nd Aves)
*Benefit Performance with accompanying reception and conversation with climate scientists, $25
Presented as part of Marfa Dialogues NY, an examination of climate change science, environmental activism and artistic practice taking place this October and November 2013 in New York City.
From early August to early September, we were in Denmark developing Don't Be Sad, Flying Ace! while in residency at the world-renowned Odin Teatret and the unique Vestjyllands Hojskole. We also got the extraordinary opportunity to visit many of Denmark's best ecology organizations and eco-artists. Thanks to our Denmark producers Per Bech Jensen, Cultural Collaboration Mid & West Jutland and Aarhus2017!
The 4th Annual Big Green Theater Festival, an eco-playwriting program for Brooklyn 5th graders, culminates in a professional green production of the students' plays at The Bushwick Starr April 24-27, 2014. We are 100% certain you don't want to miss this.
And, we're about to embark on EARTH (a play about people), an immersive theatrical event exploring the personal, social and environmental questions surrounding contemporary issues of overpopulation. Created collaboratively and remotely by artists from 24 countries, inspired by aboriginal mythology and the Voyager Golden Record, EARTH is going to blow your mind. Set to premiere in May 2014. Interested in collaborating? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.