Superhero Clubhouse creates theater to enact climate and environmental justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future.
We make original performances exploring climate and environmental justice for both adult and family audiences. These works are created by multidisciplinary teams and produced in theaters, forests, schools, and other public spaces in New York City and beyond.
We lead creative workshops for people of all backgrounds, occupations, and levels of experience to collaboratively respond to climate and environmental crises through guided performance-making. We offer free workshops to the public when connected to our programs, and are available to facilitate workshops for universities, schools, and community groups at a sliding scale rate.
We host paid residencies for people of different backgrounds and disciplines to collaboratively create new performance-based projects exploring climate and environmental justice. Fellows develop these projects with regular opportunities to share work, participate in other programs of Superhero Clubhouse, and engage with our community.
In partnership with local theaters and public schools, Superhero Clubhouse brings environmental education to elementary students through after-school playwriting programs. Young people learn about climate and environmental justice, write their own imaginative plays, and see their work fully staged, designed, and performed for their peers and families.
Powerful individuals dedicated to environmental justice
An inclusive gathering place for serious play
In the spirit of making erased histories visible, we acknowledge that we primarily live and work in occupied Lenapehoking, the ancestral land of the Lenape people, with respect to our Shinnecock, Wampanoag, and Haudenosaunee neighbors. We pay respect to their elders past, present, and future, and thank them for their continued stewardship of all lands they call home. We recognize that land acknowledgement is simply one small step towards reconciliation and building right relationship with Native people and native land.
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 work is both challenging and accessible, welcoming and insightful. They are exceptional theater makers, collaborators, and teachers.
Dr. Lisa Jackson-SchebettChair, Theater Department Skidmore College
The applause, the clapping, I think that was the best day of my life.
Daniel Z.5th Grade Big Green Theater student
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.