Your generous support of Superhero Clubhouse enables us to:
- Sustain an organization that has been influential in defining and advancing the intersection of performance and ecological justice
- Support work committed to amplifying marginalized voices in inclusive, equitable processes.
- Nourish a creative process based on rigorous research and collaboration across disciplines.
- Bring engaging programs to diverse communities across New York City and beyond.
- Model and develop green, sustainable theater practices.
How your contribution helps . . .
10th Annual Big Green Theater Festival
April, 2020 at The Bushwick Starr
Our beloved eco-playwriting program for Brooklyn fifth-graders. From January-March, students are guided in writing original eco-plays and learning the fundamentals of playwriting and environmental justice. In April, the kids' plays are fully staged, performed by adult artists, and designed using only sustainable materials and efficient instruments.
Our latest original performance is a play with music inspired by Pleistocene Park, a real-life experiment involving the resurrection of an Ice Age biome and the Wooly Mammoth for the purposes of curbing the melting of Arctic permafrost. Mammelephant takes place in an imagined future, when the first mammelephant is released into Pleistocene Park, following her through a musical arc as she tries to create a future for herself in uncharted territory. As an anchor, the piece also features scenes between three generations of a family of human women whose relationships to each other evolve as they tumble through the history of humanity’s changing relationship to the world around us.
In development with support from ART/NY Creative Space Grant, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, HERE Arts Center, and The New Ohio.
The Fellowship- 2020
The Fellowship is a six-month paid residency for two individuals to collaboratively create a new performance-based work exploring environmental justice. Fellows will develop an original piece, with regular opportunities to share work-in-progress, participate in other programs of Superhero Clubhouse, and engage with our community. The Fellowship will culminate in a presentation for an invited audience.
Public Workshops: Eco-Theater Salons and Eco-Performance Labs
Free and open to all, public workshops offer a creative space for exploring questions that arise from issues of climate change and environmental justice. Workshops are regularly held throughout the year in New York City. Everyone is invited to participate in our public workshops, regardless of experience or background.
Salons are hosted by The Lark as an outcome of its series of Environmental Justice Forum conversations in the 2016-17 season
Work With Us
If you are an artist, scientist, 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 have many ways for you to get involved; volunteering with kids in the classroom for Big Green Theater, working special events, and helping our productions run smoothly. Get in touch with your interests, and we'll find something to fit you.
Are you a student or young professional 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 or apprenticeships each semester tailored to your unique interests. We have people from all fields of study in and outside of the arts work with us. Get in touch and tell us a little bit about yourself.
Please direct all inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Get Involved
We look forward to hearing from you!