Performance Making Workshop: Climate and Eco-Performance Lab
Join NYC theater-maker Jeremy Pickard for a creative exploration of climate concerns and guided writing exercises that culminate in short performance pieces
- General Admission: Free; donations welcome.
This event is handicap accessible
Superhero Clubhouse's ECO-PERFORMANCE LAB is a creative three-hour 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 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.
Superhero Clubhouse is a New York City-based nonprofit arts company that creates theater to enact climate and environmental justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future. Our artistic processes bring people together across differences to model a regenerative society in response to the climate crisis. We make original performances and offer eco-theater frameworks and resources for people of all ages. Our work is joyfully rooted in ecological knowledge, relationship to the land, and imagination as a powerful tool of resilience.
The Wells Reserve operates in accordance with orders from the Governor of Maine and instructions from the Maine Center for Disease Control. Reserve leadership will monitor, evaluate, and adapt as needed to ensure all programs operate safely and effectively. Please have a mask on hand if you are not vaccinated and/or feel safer being masked in a group setting.
Please note: While this program is free, donations are welcome. Site admission fees still in effect.
About the Presenter
Jeremy Pickard (he/they) founded Superhero Clubhouse in 2007 as a home base for experimenting with the intersection of theater and environmental crises. His first play, URANUS (a play about waste), launched what would become the Planet Plays, a series of nine interconnected stories about the Anthropocene. In 2009 Jeremy became the program and production director of Big Green Theater, the eco-playwriting program for public elementary students that Superhero Clubhouse ran annually in partnership with The Bushwick Starr. Jeremy is the co-creator of dozens of works of eco-theater including Hike-Play, Flying Ace and the Storm of the Century!, and Salty Folk: An Oyster Musical. His essays "On Eco-Theater" and “Temporary Communities in the Era of Climate Change” are published by TCG and No Passport, edited by Caridad Svich.