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ArtLab: Big Green Theater
Apr 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
On Friday, April 25th, ArtLab is proud to join the Big Green Theater Festival to celebrate the intersection between environmental education and creativity in honor of Earth Week.
Now in its fourth year, Big Green Theater [BGT] is a community-based program that brings theater professionals and environmental researchers into Bushwick’s PS123’s 5th-grade classroom to develop a series of original environmentally themed plays. A collaborative effort between eco-theater collective Superhero Clubhouse [SHC] and nonprofit theater The Bushwick Starr, BGT at once promotes environmental awareness while providing students with a creative outlet for the exploration of ecological concepts and concerns. The resulting plays are performed in an annual two-day Big Green Theater festival by an ensemble of professional actors, directors, and designers using green theater methods.
Following a special performance of this year’s eco-inspired plays, ArtLab will host a conversation between SHC “Captain” Jeremy Pickard + The Bushwick Starr’s creative director Noel Joseph Allain and Dr. Jennifer Jacquet + Dr. Katherine Alfredo, both environmental scientists and BGT visiting researchers. Moderated by ArtLab founder Maryam Zaringhalam and guided by audience participation, the evening will explore our ecological relationship with food and water and the role of the arts in enhancing science education.
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