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Making Theatre Green


 

Making Theatre Green: A year of working with the Theatre Green Book

Making Theatre Green

We all know we need to act on the climate crisis. One year after the release of the Theatre Green Book, we paused to reflect on how far the industry has come, check where we’re all heading, and rally for the next stage. Voices from across the theatre landscape discussed what's working, what isn’t, and how we can continue to change together. 

 

The day featured panels on artistic opportunity and provocation, production practice and data, and reflections on using the Theatre Green Book and other global initiatives. It is a space to make connections, share ideas and think outside the box. 

Recordings of this event will be available shortly. 

Timetable

Olivier Theatre 

Dorfman Theatre 

Cottesloe Room 

Dorfman Foyer   

11:00-11:40
Opening remarks (Rufus Norris, Alison Tickell, Simmone Ahiaku)

 

11:40-11:45
Break

11:45-12:30
How is ecological initiative changing theatre across the country?

11:45-12:25
Can production values be maintained using sustainable working practice? Middle: a case study 

11:30-16:00 Installation:  

How can we explore sustainability as a challenge, not a limitation? (Wimbledon College of Arts) 

 

11:30-16:00 

Meet the NT production teams: how has NT production practice changed in the last year?

 

 

 

12:30-13:15
How has National Theatre production practice changed over the last year? 

12:35-13:15
Is sustainable touring an oxymoron?  

13:15-14:15
Lunch 

13:15-14:15
Lunch 

14:15-15:30
Environmental ethics and artistic practice: can they speak the same language? What does environmentally careful design look like? 

14:15-14:50
What would it take to make scenic fabrication circular? 

14:50-15:30
How can place-based cultural networks make more of a difference?

15:30-15:40
Break 

15:30-15:40
Break 

15:40-16:10
How can Broadway lead in climate action? 

15:40-16:10
How can the DTHG help German theatre become sustainable?  

16:10-16:30
What next? (Paddy Dillon) 

 

16:30-17:30
Drinks reception (Olivier Theatre Foyer)

Sessions and speakers

 

How is ecological initiative changing theatre across the country? (11:45-12:30) 

Alice Black (National Theatre of Scotland), Robert Hastie (Sheffield Theatres), Matt Noddings (Royal Opera House), Ben Stones (designer) 

Can production values be maintained using sustainable working practice? Middle: a case study (11:45-12:25) 

Fly Davis (designer), Juli Fraire (National Theatre), Gavin Gibson (National Theatre) 

How has National Theatre production practice changed over the last year? (12:30-13:15) 

Matt Drury, Abi Duddleston, Juli Fraire, Evie Gurney (costume designer), Amanda Jago, Ashley Holtom, Leanne Lashbrook, Anthony Newton (all National Theatre unless listed otherwise) 

Is sustainable touring an oxymoron? (12:35-13:15) 

Jason Culverwell (National Theatre Productions), Stuart Heyes (Fuel Theatre), Will Reynolds (Metta Theatre) 

Environmental ethics and artistic practice: can they speak the same language? What does environmentally careful design look like? (14:15-15:30) 

Natalie Abrahami (director), Frankie Bradshaw (designer), Paul Burgess (designer), Es Devlin (designer), Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey (designer), Zoe Svensden (Donmar Warehouse) 

What would it take to make scenic fabrication circular? (14:15-14:50) 

Simon Cook (Re-Set Scenery), Becky Cubitt (Royal Shakespeare Company), Kate John (National Theatre), Darren Joyce (Cardiff Theatrical Services) 

How can place-based cultural networks make more of a difference? (14:50-15:30) 

Feimatta Conteh (Manchester International Festival), Simon Curtis (Culture Meets Climate) 

How can Broadway lead in climate action? (15:40-16:10) 

Molly Braverman (Broadway Green Alliance), Laurel Harris (actor and green captain), Hahnji Jang (designer), Bill K Shepherd (Disney Live Entertainment), Seth Stewart (actor and green captain) 

How can the DTHG help German theatre become sustainable? (15:40-16:10) 

Marius Lohman, Hans-Joachim Rau (both DTHG) 

What next? (16:10-16:30) 

Paddy Dillon (Theatre Green Book) 

Installation:  How can we explore sustainability as a challenge, not a limitation? (11:30-16:00)

Lucy Algar (Course Leader), George Bennett, Shahaf Beer, Richard Doughty, Emilia Mendez, Csenge Horvath, Deborah Piffer, Seunghee Park, Laura Klemm, Dana Keren, Se-Un Kim, Giorgia Buda, Lily Booth, Iris Cardew, Kaihan Cao, Kate Marshall, Megan Davies, Dahye Kim, Cameron Seymour, Maria Arango De Diego, Xinyue Ji, Moet Naradate, Brian Lam (all BA Theatre Design, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL)