BIG GREEN THEATER
Big Green Theater (BGT) is an eco-playwriting program for public elementary students that uplifts the imaginations of young people most impacted by our new climate reality and brings their ideas to life on stage. BGT aims to inspire students to manifest a sustainable and just community by using the power of their creative voice.
Superhero Clubhouse developed and ran this program in partnership with The Bushwick Starr and North Brooklyn public schools from 2010-2020. In 2021 we will begin partnering with new theaters and schools in different neighborhoods in order to reach more students, while The Bushwick Starr continues to run the program independently in North Brooklyn.
In March 2020, our classroom sessions at Brooklyn's P.S.75 and P.S. 196 were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to perform a live production of the students' plays, we created two remotely-filmed movies instead, free to watch on YouTube.
Watch P.S.196 & P.S.75's Big Green Theater: The Movie for free on our YouTube page!
PS196 STUDENT WRITERS:
Lucas Caro, Steven Hernandez, Kaylee Ocasio, Christian Ortega, Jayla Rivas, Kiran Rivera,
Yaslyn Rodriguez, Alyssa Rodriguez, Dahiana Salazar, Eddi Salazar, Maia Steward, Liliana Tavarez, Alyssa Torres
PS75 STUDENT WRITERS:
Jaylin Collado, Jhoan DeJesus, Ethan Hernandez, Sahana Gadson, Jonathan Melendez, Noah Moore, Daniel Nelson, Leanne Samuel Hunt, Darianna Sepulveda, Keila Uchuari
Lucy Jackson & Lanxing Fu, producers
Jeremy Pickard, director
Leonhard Lierzer, Filiz Erting, & Lanxing Fu, editors
Sadah Espii Proctor, associate editor/cinematographer
Michelle J. Rodriguez, music composer/director /co-producer/co-arranger + guitarist/vocalist
Mauricio Escamilla, music mixer /engineer/co-producer/co-arranger + Drummer/Percussionist
Lexy Ho-Tai, illustrator/puppet designer/puppeteer
Yijun Yang, scenic designer/model construction
Sabrina Bianca Guillaume, costume designer
Jay Maury, sound design/technical direction
Carlos Del Castillo, sound mixing
Leonhard Lierzer, visual effects
Jan Erting & Leonhard Lierzer, color grading
Emma Johnson, production manager
Caren Celine Morris, stage manager
Katie Kennedy, assistant stage manager
Vanessa Pereda Felix, BGT program manager
Sue Kessler, marketing/graphic design
Kimberly Pereyra Monero, BGT intern
Anna Chen, BGT intern
Beethovan Oden, Isabella Sazak, Allisha Edwards, Rad Pereira, Christian Jimenez, Imani Russell, Danny Gardner, Vanessa Pereda-Felix, Maki Borden, Torian Brackett, Aja Downing, Maya Hernandez, Michelle J. Rodriguez, Serena Ebony Miller
with Dominique Brillon, Modesto ‘Flako’ Jimenez, Samuel West, Jehan O. Young, + BGT alumni and staff
PS196: Julie Bernier, Resident Teacher; Dominique Brillion, Co-Lead Teaching Artist; Jeremy Pickard, Co-Lead Teaching Artist; Allisha Edwards, Assistant Teaching Artist; Anna Chen, Intern
PS75: Jennia Nabole, Resident Teacher; Lanxing Fu, Co-Lead Teaching Artist; Dylan Guerra, Co-Lead Teaching Artist; Rashedat Badejo, Assistant Teaching Artist; Kimberly Pereyra Monero, Intern
Classroom Volunteers: David Schacht, Karsten Otto, Celia Gurney, Nastia Leshchinskaya, Ricardo Dávila, Liza Hersh, Tori Lassman, Owen O'Leary, Isabel Shaida
Guest Presenters: Leslie Velasquez, Yazmin Morales Vicente, Erinn White, Louis Burns, Joan Henry
We were able to continue the BGT program and create BGT: The Movie! thanks to the generous support of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council Members Antonio Reynoso, Rafael L. Espinal, and Stephen Levin, the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, the Cornelia T. Bailey P/Arts Program, Con Edison, and the Lotos Foundation.