The Science and Stage Collaborative Fellowship is a new initiative uniting environmental experts and theater artists in a semester-long residency to tackle pressing questions about humanity’s relationship to climate change.
The Fellowship gives participants an opportunity to work collaboratively with professionals in other disciplines to address critical issues. Fellows will actively practice creating devised theater based on rigorous research, and learn new ways of communicating their work to a public audience.
From September-December 2016, a diverse ensemble of experts simultaneously studied a variety of climate change topics and approaches to theater-making through a series of workshops, excursions, and rehearsals. The fellowship program culminated in the performance of a new work made by the ensemble, which took place on December 18, 2016 as the centerpiece of Superhero Clubhouse's annual Solstice Celebration.
fellowship manager & committee
Our Fellowship Manager is Alexandra Tsubota, a dancer and choreographer working at the junction of art and environment. She aims for an interdisciplinary exploration of human relationships with nature, handling themes of consumption, resource use, and animal ethics. Alexandra received her BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where she also received a BA in Environmental Studies. She joined Carol Mendes & Artists (NYC) for their 2013-2014 season, and has performed works by Crystal Pite, Shen Wei, and Michelle Dorrance. Her own work has been performed in New York and Cleveland. Alexandra currently works with United Cerebral Palsy, coordinating movement and arts programming for adults with disabilities. Alexandra manages and guides the Fellowship process as well as participates and performs.
Our Fellowship Committee includes Sergio Botero (biologist at Rockefeller University and multidisciplinary artist), Josh Browne (Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Earth Institute at Columbia University), Jonathan Camuzeaux (Senior Economic Analyst at Environmental Defense Fund and musician/composer), and Nada Petrovic (fellow at USAID, former researcher at Center for Research on Environmental Decisions).