Colloquium #25: Environmental Awareness in Theatre Production

By January 13, 2020 Uncategorized

Hosted by 2b theatre company
Moderated by Logan Robins of The Unnatural Disaster Theatre Company

January 23 5-7pm 6068 Quinpool Road
Sign up now – attendance is free

Can a theatrical production be certified organic? Vegan? Cruelty-free? In a culture of increased awareness of how our choices impact the world around us, how can the creation of theatre become more environmentally sustainable from the individual to the industry? If theatre can work for environmental justice through the stories it tells, can we also create change in the way those stories are told?

This discussion is moderated by Logan Robins, the Artistic Director and one of the founders of The Unnatural Disaster Theatre Company alongside Zach Levin and Linda Meian. Founded in 2019, The UDTC is an eclectic company that merges passions for music, puppetry, and the environment to tell fresh and important stories about the greatest unnatural disasters occuring on our planet: us. The UDTC strives to produce shows with as small a carbon footprint as possible and uses almost entirely recycled/reused materials to tell new stories. Recently they have worked with the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia and The Ecology Action Centre to build puppets out of household recyclables as part of the creation of a performance about human-driven extinction of species (What the Owl said to the Orangutan). This February they will premiere an original anthology play, Forest Town, a unique and vibrant show that looks at societal and environmental implications of the historical mistreatment of women. To learn more you can find them on Facebook and Instagram @unnaturaldisastertheatre
We want a diverse set of voices in this conversation. Whether you are an art maker, a conservationist, an engaged audience member, or just interested in the topic, we want to hear from you. Admission is free but space is limited. Reserve your seat at the table now.

This colloquium will be taking place in K’jipuktuk, the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Mi’kmaq. It is especially important as we discuss themes of environmentalism and sustainability to acknowledge that we are on land that has been and continues to be protected by Indigenous communities.

“For all of us, becoming indigenous to a place means living as if your children’s future mattered, to take care of the land as if our lives, both material and spiritual, depended on it”.
-Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants)

APEX is located on the second floor of 6068 Quinpool Rd, and is not wheelchair accessible.

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