The Bushwick Starr Presents the 9th Annual BIG GREEN THEATER FESTIVAL
The Bushwick Starr, in collaboration with Superhero Clubhouse, is proud to present BIG GREEN THEATER, a series of plays written by public school elementary students from Bushwick's PS75 and Ridgewood's PS239. Celebrating its ninth year, BIG GREEN THEATER (BGT) is an eco-playwriting program in which kids write short plays about local ecology, climate change, and environmental justice, then see their work produced professionally for public audiences. This year's students have crafted eco-plays that question and tackle some of the world's most pressing environmental issues: climate change, habitat loss, and the interconnectedness of ecosystems. The plays are performed by an ensemble of professional actors, directors, and designers using only green theater methods (recycled materials for sets and costumes, solar-powered LED lighting, paperless programming, etc). BGT is a beloved community based program celebrating environmental education, sustainability in the arts, and community enrichment.
As American Theatre Magazine praised: "The plays are little gems of creativity: From talking worms, to singing cormorants, to hurricanes personified as characters, they burst with imagination and show a deep concern for the world and the creatures that inhabit it. At The Bushwick Starr, Superhero Clubhouse crafts eco-theatre with Brooklyn students, fighting climate change one play at a time." Creative Ensemble: Directed by Jeremy Pickard, founder of Superhero Clubhouse; Set: You-Shin Chen, Costumes: Sabrina Bianca Guillame, Lighting: Jay Maury, Sound: Hannah Birch Carl, Props: Lexy Ho-Tai, Composer/Music Director: Wesley Zurick, Assistant Scenic Designer: carolyn (chad)wick, Assistant Director: Dominique Rider, Production Manager: Joey Barone, Stage Manager: Rachel April, Assistant Stage Manager: Bryan Russell, Interns: Sheldon Bennett, Sarah Cho, and Naya Gomez
Performance Ensemble: Rolls Andre, Torian Brackett, Inés Dominguez del Corral, Aja Downing*, Chris Ignacio*, Tiffany Iris, Christian Jimenez*, Alejandro La Rosa, Susan Ly, Serena Ebony Miller*, Beethovan Oden*, Wes Ruiz, Haley Sakamoto*, Jehan O. Young*, and Wesley Zurick* *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase. BIG GREEN THEATER is made possible thanks to the support of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council Members Antonio Reynoso, Rafael L. Espinal, and Stephen Levin, the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, Con Edison, and the Lotos Foundation.