Your generous support of Superhero Clubhouse enables us to:
- Sustain the only American theater company working exclusively at the intersection of ecology and performance.
- Nourish a creative process based on rigorous research and collaboration with professionals in scientific fields.
- Bring engaging work to diverse communities across New York City and beyond.
- Offer educational experiences to all ages in arts, environment, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
- Model and develop green, sustainable theater practices for the New York theater community and beyond.
Read on to learn about the work you will support.
What we're working on in 2018
8th Annual Big Green Theater Festival
April 25-29 at The Bushwick Starr
Our beloved eco-playwriting program for Brooklyn fifth-graders that we produce annually in partnership with The Bushwick Starr continues, this year with two schools: I.S.77 in Ridegwood and P.S.75 in Bushwick. From January-March, students are guided in writing original eco-plays, 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.
UNTITLED MAMMOTH MUSICAL
in development with support from The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and ART/NY Creative Space Grant
We're in the process of creating 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. Stay tuned as we create this ambitious new project.
The Living Stage
Ongoing in partnership with Tanja Beer, University Settlement, and XDEA Architects
The Living Stage combines theatrical design, permaculture, and community engagement to create a lush, outdoor performance space that doubles as a community garden. Located in Lower East Side, Manhattan, the Living Stage was created by an intergenerational ensemble of local residents and erected in the courtyard of the Meltzer Senior Center. Following a successful Living Stage Summer Festival in August 2017, we are forging ahead, laying groundwork to spread the project throughout the neighborhood, and create a permanent home.
November 2017-May 2018, hosted by The Lark as an outcome of its series of Environmental Justice Forum conversations in the 2016-17 season
The salon will offer artists the chance to create/develop original eco-theater material with peer support & feedback, form collaborative relationships, as well as share/develop strategies and methodologies for creating eco-theater. The Salon comes with no expectation of a final product. This is a space to share work, chew on big ideas, and experiment with different methods of eco-theater-making with talented and engaged artists of diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
The Meanies is a series of short, comedic, non-verbal performances for young audiences inspired by environmental issues such as climate change, urban air pollution, food systems, and trash. In the style of clown and traditional trunk shows, The Meanies follows the foibles of a buffoon who just can't make peace with the changing environment. Created by Danny Gardner (Broadway's Dames at Sea, Radio City Music Hall's New York Spectacular, Parallel Exit,) in collaboration with environmental ecologist Jame McCray. It was performed for the first time in 2017 as part of Super Science Saturday at PS29 in Brooklyn, and will return again this year.
Superhero Clubhouse is a fiscally sponsored project of Fracture Atlas, a national 501(c)(3) arts service organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
Rebecca Acar, Nic Adams, Tara Ahmadinejad, Akiko Aizawa, Bonnie Bairley, Paul Bedard, Andrew Belcher, Chantal Bilodeau, Adam Burnett, Deborah Black, Anne Bogart, Jay Cohen & Rachel St. John, Patrick Chen, Coryn Carson, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Maggie-Kate Coleman, Ryan Conarro, Tommy Dickie, Ava Eisenson, Kerry Elson, Carly Erickson, Vanessa and Jay Felix, Julia Finlayson, Nikki Davi & Francesco Fiondella, Maggie Fishman, Kevin Fu, Gail Goff, Janouke Goosen, Lindsay Griffin, Carolyn Hall, Bernard Hanlon, Megan Hanley, Simón Hanukai, Sanam Hashemi, Molly Hennighausen, Jack Hrkach, Sarah Hughes, Josephine Holtzman, Corey Johnson, Julia May Jones, Brian Watson-Jones, Benjamin Kamine, Kate Karczewski, Chrissy Kayanan, Layla Khoushnoudi, Erato A. Kremmyda, Wan Ching Koh, John Kurzynowski, Benjamin Kutschied, Angela LaManna, Ellen Lauren, Allison LaPlatney, Josie and Joe Lazaro, Hatty Lee, Edward Levine, Lillian Meredith, Mike McNulty, Tina Mitchell, Patricia Mullaney, Eugene Oh, Eliza Orleans, Alexandra Panzer, Katie Palmer, Katey Parker, Thom Pasculli, Sonja Petrovic, Christina Pickard, Stephanie Pistello, Mauricio Pita, Michelle Preston, Ann Pryor, David Roberts, Chelsea Rugg, Marie-Marguerite Sabongui, Susannah Saylor & Ed Morris, Isabella Sazak, Larissa Skye Van Rensselaer, Eva von Schweinitz, Shawn Shafner, Hong Shi, Vanessa Sparling, Chelsea Thaler, Marya Ursin, Megan Valovage, Preeti Vasudevan, Solomon Weisbard, Dan & Nikki Weisman, Hannah Wolf, Jeffrey Wood, Sonja Wosnitzer, Maryam Zaringhalam, Janet Zhou
J.Ed Araiza, Jimmy Buccini, Una Chaudhuri, Charles Deull, Julie Herman, Katie Galligan, Nancy and Owen Hughes, Natalie Jeremijenko, David Johnson, Mark Kielecki, David Levine, Betsey & Eric Liftin, Elliot Maltby, Patricia Mullaney, Nada Petrovic, Lisa Phillips, Adair & Mike Reeve, Madz Reeve, Adam Sternbergh, Cassiope Sydoriak, Jian Wu, Anonymous
2017 END-OF-YEAR GIVING CAMPAIGN: SHARE YOUR LIGHT
Our gratitude and recognition of your support on our media, in our programs, and in our community.
BEST FRIENDS $150+
Celebrate a good friendship! A pair of tickets to the Solstice Celebration + a pair of tickets to PLUTO (no longer a play).
For you and your main squeeze: A pair of tickets to PLUTO + a pre-show date in Brooklyn + a pair of tickets to the Solstice Celebration.
You'll be guests of honor at a delicious homemade dinner hosted by Lani and Jeremy to discuss a hopeful environmental future + a pair of tickets to PLUTO (no longer a play) + a pair of tickets to the Solstice Celebration.
Lead the charge to make change in your community! Get together with others to bring our Lab Workshop to your school group, your community organization, your company, or any circle of curious, like-minded peers. *Limited to the NYC tri-state area.
Be a cornerstone of our work. You'll receive Producer credit for PLUTO (no longer a play) -- AND-- receive ALL of the benefits offered above.
For information on current and upcoming sponsorship opportunities for corporations and other institutions, please contact Lani Fu: firstname.lastname@example.org