A Sustainable Theatre

Begun as an audacious experiment, for thirty years the Hedgerow Theatre prospered as America's most successful repertory company.

Author: B. Witham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137121858

Category: History

Page: 185

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Begun as an audacious experiment, for thirty years the Hedgerow Theatre prospered as America's most successful repertory company. While known for its famous alumnae (Ann Harding and Richard Basehart), Hedgerow's legacy is a living library of over 200 productions created by Jasper Deeter's idealistic and determined pursuit of 'truth and beauty.'

Sustainable Theatre

The objective has been to create a working analytical framework that enables a holistic yet systematic examination of sustainability issues, and may serve as a resource for any continuing research or practical implementations involving the ...

Author: Calder Arthur Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Humboldt County (Calif.)

Page: 164

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Developing a Sustainable Business Model for Theatres

The business of theatre is a profitable yet volatile industry.

Author: Andrew Philip Pierce

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Category:

Page: 280

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The business of theatre is a profitable yet volatile industry. Typically, organizations are considered successful or unsuccessful, with the latter organizations theatres frequently going out of business. This study adapts methodology from the tourism field to give deeper insight into the viability of a given theatre. By examining the sustainability of an organization’s business practices, this new approach produces a model to serve as an x-ray for the theatre and can identify strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, this study will help to identify “best practices” for theatres, theatre-specific areas of sustainability, refine the research methodology for similar studies, and provide data that will assist in the formulation of future sustainable business models for theatres. This case study will provide the opportunity to take a micro and macro look at business practices of one theatre (Starlight Theatre) within three established dimensions of sustainability: economic, social, and environmental. By narrowly focusing on Starlight Theatre, this case study will provide the most in-depth case study of a single theatre utilizing the three dimensions of sustainability. The selection of Starlight Theatre, a not-for-profit, continually-producing theatre with established practices, allows this study to primarily focus on how Starlight Theatre is sustainable, rather than if. The practices and managerial approaches examined in this case study can be used to identify key concepts of sustainability, usable by future researchers to determine how other theatres may approach the topic.

Theatre for Women s Participation in Sustainable Development

This work will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of fields who are looking for creative solutions for utilizing the contributions of women for solving our global goals to live in a sustainable way on this ...

Author: Beth Osnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136728465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 685

Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in the development approach often favour the skill set of the development practitioner and are a mismatch with the traditional, gendered knowledge and skills many women who are living in poverty do have. This study explores three case studies from India, Ethiopia, and the Guatemala that have successfully used applied theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development. This interdisciplinary book has the opportunity to be the first to bring together the theory, scholarship and practice of theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development in an international context. This work will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of fields who are looking for creative solutions for utilizing the contributions of women for solving our global goals to live in a sustainable way on this one planet in a just and equitable manner.

Better Mr Burns

The need to provide a healthy and sustainable future is inarguable.

Author: Iman Corbani

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ISBN:

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Page: 86

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The need to provide a healthy and sustainable future is inarguable. Theatre practices, in particular scenic design, must engage in this endeavor, but are a long way from addressing the numerous and significant environmental blind spots that lead to enormous amounts of waste bleeding into an already over taxed ecological system. Higher education at its core has a responsibility to not only be a part of this conversation but also lead the way in shifting mindsets and pursuing new avenues of sustainability and change. ‘Sustainable Theatre’ and ‘Environmental Theatre’ are terms that typically refer to the practice of creating plays that educate and promote ecological awareness in the of any theatrical production. This research aimed at creating an entirely sustainable and environmentally conscious design and construction methodology for a production of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn. My goal was to produce a zero-waste set that falls in line with modern eco-conscious ethics. All methodologies and results were clearly documented and evaluated. The hope was that further research and practical implementation of these techniques might bolster a community of forward-thinking practitioners who could take on the mantle of ‘Sustainable Theatre’ in all its various forms, conditions and limitations

Theatre for Women s Participation in Sustainable Development

Theatre. for. Women's. Participation. in. Sustainable. Development. Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary ...

Author: Beth Osnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136728538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 346

Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in the development approach often favour the skill set of the development practitioner and are a mismatch with the traditional, gendered knowledge and skills many women who are living in poverty do have. This study explores three case studies from India, Ethiopia, and the Guatemala that have successfully used applied theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development. This interdisciplinary book has the opportunity to be the first to bring together the theory, scholarship and practice of theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development in an international context. This work will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of fields who are looking for creative solutions for utilizing the contributions of women for solving our global goals to live in a sustainable way on this one planet in a just and equitable manner.

A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre

A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre: Introduce Sustainability Into Your Productions not only gives you the information you need to make greener decisions, but provides you with practical, workable solutions.

Author: Ellen E. Jones

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136774521

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 222

Protecting the environment should be a priority of every theatrical production, but it can be challenging to mount an environmentally-friendly show with limited time, resources, and information. A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre: Introduce Sustainability Into Your Productions not only gives you the information you need to make greener decisions, but provides you with practical, workable solutions. You will learn how to assess and improve every production area – from costuming and painting, lighting and technical direction, to administrative offices and the rehearsal process. Checklists, examples of successful strategies, and step-by-step instructions will show you how to identify areas where manageable, sustainable changes can make your productions greener, and advice from working professionals, with experience greening their own productions, will leave you confident that your processes are environmentally sound. Even non-technical people who find themselves responsible for supervising productions will find green solutions that can be instituted with a staff of volunteers or students. Remember: every step toward sustainability is a step forward. Discover small fixes that will make your theatre productions greener. Examine ways to introduce greener practices in the design, execution, and strike process. Explore how introducing sustainability into your theatre productions can save your company time and money. Learn how sustainability and safety intersect to help protect your workers and volunteers.

Sustainability Education

One of the hard questions Kershaw asks is 'In what ways has the theatre been ... has a complex and difficult relationship with the notion of sustainability.

Author: Stephen Sterling

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136531580

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 972

How do we equip learners with the values, knowledge, skills, and motivation to help achieve economic, social and ecological well-being? How can universities make a major contribution towards a more sustainable future? Amid rising expectations on HE from professional associations, funders, policy makers, and undergraduates, and increasing interest amongst academics and senior management, a growing number of higher education institutions are taking the lead in embracing sustainability. This response does not only include greening the campus but also transforming curricula and teaching and learning. This book explains why this is necessary and - crucially - how to do it. Bringing together the experience of the HEFCE funded Centre for Sustainable Futures (CSF) at the University of Plymouth and the Higher Education Academy's Education for Sustainable Development Project, the book distills out the curriculum contributions of a wide range of disciplinary areas to sustainability. The first part of the book provides background on the current status of sustainability within higher education, including chapters discussing interdisciplinarity, international perspectives and pedagogy. The second part features 13 chapter case studies from teachers and lecturers in diverse disciplines, describing what has worked, how and why - and what hasn't. Whilst the book is organised by traditional disciplines, the authors and editors emphasise transferable lessons and interdisciplinarity so that readers can learn from examples outside their own area to embed sustainability within their own curricula and teaching. Subject areas covered include: geography, environmental and Earth Sciences, nursing/health, law, dance, drama, music, engineering, media and cultural studies, art and design, theology, social work, economics, languages, education, business and built environment.

The Group Theatre

Mendel's Theatre: Heredity, Eugenics, and Early Twentieth-Century ... in Colonial-Modern China by Siyuan Liu A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at ...

Author: Helen Krich Chinoy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137294604

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 776

The Group Theatre , a groundbreaking ensemble collective, started the careers of many top American theatre artists of the twentieth century and founded what became known as Method Acting. This book is the definitive history, based on over thirty years of research and interviews by the foremost theatre scholar of the time period, Helen Chinoy.

Sustainable Urban Design

As we were completing the Queens Building, the opportunity arose to consider the integration of a sustainable theatre into yetdenserurban fabric.

Author: Adam Ritchie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317723678

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 230

By the end of the twenty-first century it is thought that three-quarters of the world’s population will be urban; our future is in cities. Making these cities healthy, vibrant and sustainable is an exceptional challenge which this book addresses. It sets out some of the basic principles of the design of our future cities and, through a series of carefully-selected case studies from leading designers’ experience, illustrates how these ideas can be put into practice. Building on the first edition's original format of design guidance and case studies, this new edition updates the ideas and techniques resulting from further research and practice by the contributors. This book emphasises the enormous progress made towards exciting new designs that integrate good design with resource efficiency.

Theatre Pedagogy in the Era of Climate Crisis

13 Eco-scenography and sustainable theatre production David Fancy in Conversation with Tanja Beer and David Vivian DAVID FANCY Let's begin discussing the ...

Author: Conrad Alexandrowicz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100037646X

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 305

This volume explores whether theatre pedagogy can and should be transformed in response to the global climate crisis. Conrad Alexandrowicz and David Fancy present an innovative re-imagining of the ways in which the art of theatre, and the pedagogical apparatus that feeds and supports it, might contribute to global efforts in climate protest and action. Comprised of contributions from a broad range of scholars and practitioners, the volume explores whether an adherence to aesthetic values can be preserved when art is instrumentalized as protest and considers theatre as a tool to be employed by the School Strike for Climate movement. Considering perspectives from areas including performance, directing, production, design, theory and history, this book will prompt vital discussions which could transform curricular design and implementation in the light of the climate crisis. Theatre Pedagogy in the Era of Climate Crisis will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of climate change and theatre and performance studies.

The Theatre of the Occult Revival

... Hybridity in ColonialModern China by Siyuan Liu A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at HedgerowbyBarry B. Witham TheGroup Theatre: Passion,Politics,and ...

Author: E. Lingan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113744861X

Category: Religion

Page: 247

View: 216

This book explores the religious foundations, political and social significance, and aesthetic aspects of the theatre created by the leaders of the Occult Revival. Lingan shows how theatre contributed to the fragmentation of Western religious culture and how contemporary theatre plays a part in the development of alternative, occult religions.

From Red baiting to Blacklisting

"This book examines Manny Fried's career as a labor organizer and blacklisted citizen by exploring his major labor plays and the political atmosphere that nurtured them"--

Author: Barry B Witham

Publisher:

ISBN: 0809337754

Category: Anti-communist movements

Page: 322

View: 168

"This book examines Manny Fried's career as a labor organizer and blacklisted citizen by exploring his major labor plays and the political atmosphere that nurtured them"--

Theatre Worlds in Motion

But it is impossible to conceive of a sustainable theatre ecology consisting of big musicals , the National and the RSC , a network of small new - writing ...

Author: Hans van Maanen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042005549

Category: History

Page: 777

View: 687

Theatre Worlds in Motion aims to clarify the different theatre traditions and practices in Western Europe from a historical and sociological perspective. The book grew out of a perceived need among theatre scholars who had recognised that, while they understood the theatre system of their own country, they often found it difficult to discover how it compared with other countries. The chapters analyse the basic components and dynamics of theatre systems in seventeen Western European nations in order to elucidate how the systems function in general and how they vary in different cultures. The book provides a sense of what has been happening recently in particular countries, and indicates how the theatre systems have developed over time and have led to the current practices and structures. Each national chapter considers the historical tradition and place of theatre within the country and analyses the role of the state in fostering theatre during the last fifty years. Material from the national chapters has been used in two general chapters at the beginning and end of the book to provide an overview to developments in all Western Europe. The introductory chapter on decentralisation discusses the tendency amongst governments to encourage cultural development outside the national capital by providing subsidy for regional theatre venues and theatre companies and, in many cases, by developing the decision-making and budgetary powers for the theatre to regional and local authorities. The epilogue on the functioning of theatre examines the common structures of theatre in society as described in the seventeen national chapters, and it proposes areas for future research.

James Shirley and Early Modern Theatre

... Various'.1 In this essay, I wish to consider why Shirley failed to win over his Irish audiences and develop a sustainable theatre culture in Dublin.

Author: Barbara Ravelhofer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317111516

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

View: 390

James Shirley was the last great dramatist of the English Renaissance, shining out among other luminaries such as John Ford, Ben Jonson, or Richard Brome. This collection considers Shirley within the culture of his time, and highlights his contribution to seventeenth-century English literature as poet and playwright. Individual essays explore Shirley’s musical theatre and spoken verse, performance conditions, female agency and politics, and the presentation of his work in manuscript and print. Collectively, the essays assemble a larger picture of Caroline drama, showing it to be more than simply a nostalgic endgame, its poets daintily sipping hemlock on the eve of the Civil Wars. Shirley’s literary versatility and long life, spanning the last days of Queen Elizabeth I to the ascension of Charles II, make him an ideal writer through whom to examine the distinctive qualities of Caroline theatre.

Critical Companion to Native American and First Nations Theatre and Performance

Witham, Barry B. A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Journeying On: The W. K. Kellogg ...

Author: Jaye T. Darby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350035076

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 642

This foundational study offers an accessible introduction to Native American and First Nations theatre by drawing on critical Indigenous and dramaturgical frameworks. It is the first major survey book to introduce Native artists, plays, and theatres within their cultural, aesthetic, spiritual, and socio-political contexts. Native American and First Nations theatre weaves the spiritual and aesthetic traditions of Native cultures into diverse, dynamic, contemporary plays that enact Indigenous human rights through the plays' visionary styles of dramaturgy and performance. The book begins by introducing readers to historical and cultural contexts helpful for reading Native American and First Nations drama, followed by an overview of Indigenous plays and theatre artists from across the century. Finally, it points forward to the ways in which Native American and First Nations theatre artists are continuing to create works that advocate for human rights through transformative Native performance practices. Addressing the complexities of this dynamic field, this volume offers critical grounding in the historical development of Indigenous theatre in North America, while analysing key Native plays and performance traditions from the mainland United States and Canada. In surveying Native theatre from the late 19th century until today, the authors explore the cultural, aesthetic, and spiritual concerns, as well as the political and revitalization efforts of Indigenous peoples. This book frames the major themes of the genre and identifies how such themes are present in the dramaturgy, rehearsal practices, and performance histories of key Native scripts.

University Initiatives in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Theater, 25(1), 5–6. Reid, J., Carpenter, D., & Meehan, B. (2006). Art for earth's sake: Creative and interdisciplinary collaborations for sustainability in ...

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319895907

Category: Science

Page: 403

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This book focuses on the role of higher education institutions in addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges, contributing to the development of this fast-growing field. Further, it includes the results of empirical research and offers ideas regarding on-going and future research initiatives. The contributions also • showcase the research and projects on issues pertaining to climate change at universities from across the globe; • document and promote ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially successful initiatives and best practices; and • introduce methodological approaches and projects that offer a better understanding of climate change across society and economic sectors. The book is structured around two parts: lessons learned from climate change research, education, studies and projects. Each part focuses on mitigation and adaptation respectively, with many responses of the two modalities overlapping. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fields of environment, human geography, business and economics, as well as academics and students, as it presents education, communication and awareness-raising projects on matters related to climate change at universities in both industrialised and developing countries, often in cooperation with government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders.

A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre

Development of a green initiative requires everyone to actively embrace the commitment to produce sustainable theatre and to adopt a mindset that balances ...

Author: Ellen E. Jones

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136774599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 668

Protecting the environment should be a priority of every theatrical production, but it can be challenging to mount an environmentally-friendly show with limited time, resources, and information. A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre: Introduce Sustainability Into Your Productions not only gives you the information you need to make greener decisions, but provides you with practical, workable solutions. You will learn how to assess and improve every production area – from costuming and painting, lighting and technical direction, to administrative offices and the rehearsal process. Checklists, examples of successful strategies, and step-by-step instructions will show you how to identify areas where manageable, sustainable changes can make your productions greener, and advice from working professionals, with experience greening their own productions, will leave you confident that your processes are environmentally sound. Even non-technical people who find themselves responsible for supervising productions will find green solutions that can be instituted with a staff of volunteers or students. Remember: every step toward sustainability is a step forward. Discover small fixes that will make your theatre productions greener. Examine ways to introduce greener practices in the design, execution, and strike process. Explore how introducing sustainability into your theatre productions can save your company time and money. Learn how sustainability and safety intersect to help protect your workers and volunteers.

Theatre in an Age of Eco Crisis

This latest issue of the Canadian Theatre Review takes a lively, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial look at the role of theatre with respect to some of the most pressing ecological issues of our time.How do plays and ...

Author: Gary Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781442610590

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 100

View: 422

This latest issue of the Canadian Theatre Review takes a lively, thought-provoking, and sometimes controversial look at the role of theatre with respect to some of the most pressing ecological issues of our time.How do plays and performances respond to instances of species loss, climate change and environmental injustice? How do directors and critics respond to such plays? How do we create theatre that is more sustainable?Co-editors Sheila Rabillard and Nelson Gray have brought together a community of artists, directors and scholars to address these questions from a wide range of perspectives. The result is both informative and inspiring: an engaging series of articles, artistic accounts, interviews and reviews on a topic of vital interest to everyone, along with a newly published script—The Eco Show--by Daniel Brooks, one of this country’s most celebrated theatre artists.

Fixation

Passionate, wise, and practical, Fixation offers us a new understanding of stuff by building a value chain where good design, reuse, and repair are the status quo.

Author: Sandra Goldmark

Publisher:

ISBN: 1642830453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 778

Our massive, global system of consumption is broken. Our individual relationship with our stuff is broken. In each of our homes, some stuff is broken. And the strain of rampant consumerism and manufacturing is breaking our planet. We need big, systemic changes, from public policy to global economic systems. Since founding Fixup, a pop-up repair shop that brought her coverage in The New York Times, Salon, New York Public Radio, and more, Sandra Goldmark has become a leader in the movement to demand better "stuff" and to bring companies on board. Her solution is surprisingly simple and involves all of us: have good stuff, not too much, mostly reclaimed, care for it, and pass it on. Fixation charts the path to the next frontier in the health, wellness, and environmental movements--learning how to value stewardship over waste. Passionate, wise, and practical, Fixation offers us a new understanding of stuff by building a value chain where good design, reuse, and repair are the status quo.