By lawler

The ecoTheater project is concerned with how as theater artists we can strive to create theater without sacrificing the environment and the long term health of our communities. I believe this can be done without making compromises in our process, and hope to detail how (and why) both here and in my next book.

The blog is especially a place for me to more fully develop the core ideas for my next book project, which will aim to combine two of my most ardent passions: theater & the environment.


5 Responses to “ecoTheater: what is it?”


  1. August 3, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    I am so inspired by your blog. Please feel free to share Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company’s “Green Theater Categories and Sustainable Guidelines” http://www.moolelo.net/mission/green.html. We definitely created them to be shared and improved upon.

  2. 2 Natalie Maynard
    October 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I am a student at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a master’s in Costume Technology. I am researching a thesis that will deal with the subject of sustainability in the costume shop. I have not noticed a deep interest in this subject. There is discussion about scenery and lights and how to apply sustainability to them but not in terms of the costume shop. i would be interested if people had thoughts about this.

    Natalie

  3. October 15, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Natalie,

    I’d like to first point you to my own site here for information on greening up the theater costume shop: check out the page “how to go green,” and you’ll find about half way down the very long page, there is information on costumes. Outside of the ecoTheater site, I would suggest checking out Theresa May and Larry Fried’s book “Greening Up Our Houses,” as well as taking a look at the work of Monona Rossol and her organization Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety — which you can find on the web at artscraftstheatersafety.org

    Hope this helps, and good luck in your research. Keep me posted.

    Mike

  4. 4 David
    March 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Hi.
    I’m interested in this subject, I’m studying a Master in the UNAM, my project is about how to fall the footprint in the design and construction of scenography. Even when I found sites like this, the CSPA and http://www.greentheaters.org, I can’t find literature tu support my research, you know, in a Master research must be based on bibliography, and yes, practical research like this initiatives, but it’s very important the first.

    So, when do you release your book? And anybody have some bibliography about this subjects?

    Here, in Mexico, there are no books about sustainable practices in arts, and i really need it.

    Thanks in advance, and congratulations, this kind of efforts will be seen in better communities. The art must be sensitive and no destructive.

    • October 24, 2013 at 5:54 am

      Hello David Im going after the same issue for my Dramatic art Stage design degree, It would be grate to read your work. By the way Im spanish from Barcelona


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