Accessible to a wide range of participants, our workshops offer tools and frameworks for creative response, collaboration, and communication surrounding climate science and environmental justice. Workshops can be run virtually or in person, and are adaptable to meet a variety of curricula, participants, and time frames. We charge a sliding scale rate depending on the capacity of the host.
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Lab participants, including scientists and composers at Berklee College of Music, respond to research about Boston's waterfront resiliency development.
A creative workshop for people of all backgrounds, occupations, and levels of experience to collaboratively respond to ecological crises through guided performance-making. Beginning with a presentation of research by a local professional and culminating in short performances made by participants, the Lab is an introduction to Superhero Clubhouse's approach to theater-making, offering tools to explore questions about who we are and how we move forward in our new, turbulent reality.
The Lab was developed by a committee of environmental professionals from Columbia University, Rockefeller University, Rocky Mountain Institute, Environmental Defense Fund, and USAID. Our guest presenters have included Gavin Schmidt (director of NASA GISS) and Michael Gerrard (director of Sabine Center for Climate Change Law), among many others.
"Superhero Clubhouse created a hands-on Lab for my Theater and Climate Change class, scaled to fit the scope of my goals for the class, my students (from theater, engineering, math, sociology, and more), and the pedagogical aspirations I shared with them. The students were inspired and excited! The rigor of the workshop, held with supportive and generous leadership and feedback, allowed the students to take risks I have not seen before, to make connections across methods of story-telling, to practice the very difficult work of making change happen in climate justice struggles, to build capacities, and to reflect on process. The work honored the students’ own knowledge, and helped the students see how to mobilize their experience in collaborative theater and change making. As a teacher, I learned a great deal, too. The work is both challenging and accessible, welcoming and insightful. They are exceptional theater makers, collaborators, and teachers."
-Dr. Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, Associate Professor and Chair, Skidmore College Theater Department
Dr. Jamē McCray, marine ecologist. Photo by Dylan River Lopez.
SCIENCE STORYTELLING: CREATIVE TOOLS FOR COMMUNICATING YOUR WORK
A communication workshop for students and professionals to practice talking about their work in a variety of scenarios-- from conference podiums to elementary school classrooms-- using storytelling techniques and other tools from the performing arts. Participants are guided through structured exercises to help control breath and build confidence, craft a compelling narrative, and make a personal connection with a target audience.
“Superhero Clubhouse ran a wonderful three-session Science Storytelling workshop for my Columbia University Science Communication class. Their effective guidance on tools for creating a narrative, knowing your audience, and speaking through the nerves carried through the whole rest of the course. The students loved hearing their unique perspectives and I hope to make the workshop a permanent component of the curriculum."
-Sonya Dyhrman, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
DEVISING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
This multi-day workshop is an introduction to creating original theater as a tool for social justice. Utilizing the eco-theater framework of Superhero Clubhouse and a variety of approaches to devising from other artists, we introduce theater-making as a living laboratory in which to form temporary communities, make vital new stories, and model a thriving society through a collaborative process. Best for undergraduates, high school students, early-career artists, or community groups.
Pictured: Bella MacDiarmid, Marguerite French, and various participants.
"Students in our Summer Teen Ensemble engaged in deep and meaningful conversations centered around social justice and climate change. The group project work offered the teens the opportunity to bring a high level of creativity, collaboration and personal voice. The Devising class was an incredible addition to our curriculum."