We rely on individual donations to make all of our programs thrive. And since 80% of our annual budget goes to artist fees, your contribution will go directly to paying the PEOPLE who are enacting justice, cultivating hope, and inspiring a thriving future in the face of the climate crisis (we call them Superheroes).
Our 2020 projects, and how your donation helps:
10th Annual Big Green Theater Festival
April, 2020 at The Bushwick Starr
It's our tenth anniversary of this vital eco-playwriting program for Brooklyn public elementary students, run in partnership with The Bushwick Starr! From January-March, students write imaginative, musical eco-plays inspired by climate and environmental justice. In April, the kids' plays are fully staged and ecologically designed by an all-star team of adult artists, with free performances for school and public audiences.
$25 will help us hire a Green Company Manager to facilitate the most ecological production process NYC has ever seen.
June/July, 2020 at Theatre Row
A time-warping play with music exploring otherness and displacement in the era of climate change through the eyes of the world’s first mammoth-elephant hybrid and generations of female ancestors as they tumble through the history of humanity’s changing relationship to nature. Inspired by Pleistocene Park, a real-life geoengineering experiment to prevent the Arctic permafrost from thawing by recreating an Ice Age ecosystem, our play follows the first “mammelephant” as she tries to make a hopeful future for herself in a place where everything-- knowledge, identity, even the ground beneath her feet-- is unstable.
$100 will help us hire an Indigenous Yakuts collaborator from the Sakha Republic to be a creative advisor.
January & September, 2020
Free and accessible to all, our signature workshop offers a collaborative space for creatively responding to the climate crisis through guided theater-making. We host Labs twice a year in New York City. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of experience or background.
$25/month will help us keep our 2020 Labs free for all to attend.
2020 Fellowship for Environmental Justice & Performance
The Fellowship is a six-month paid residency for two individuals from different disciplines and backgrounds to collaboratively create a new performance-based work exploring environmental justice. Fellows will develop an original piece with regular engagement with our Core Members, Big Green Theater students, and community. The Fellowship will culminate in June with a work-in-progress presentation and Summer Solstice Celebration.
$50/month will help us pay our Fellows throughout their residency.
Work With Us
If you are an artist, activist, scientist, justice leader, cultural worker, or organization who is interested in collaborating with us, or have work you think we should be involved in, please reach out. It's always great to meet like-minded partners.
We're always looking for volunteers to work with our Big Green Theater students, staff special events, and supporting our productions and performances. Send us your interests!
Are you a student, in or outside the arts, looking to get experience working with an arts organization dedicated to eco-theater, climate and environmental justice, sustainable practices, and interdisciplinary collaboration? We offer internships each semester. Get in touch and tell us about yourself!
Please direct all inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Get Involved
We look forward to hearing from you!