A couple of great posts recently at American theatre artist Mike Lawler’s ecoTheatre blog:
“The ecoTheater project is concerned with how as theater artists we can strive to create theater without sacrificing the environment and the long term health of our communities. I believe this can be done without making compromises in our process . . .”
Notable of late are two entries in his How to series:
- Green Theater – How-To #1: The Critical Elements of Change
Deals with the environmental implications of theatre buildings, the lights, the other systems, the waste and the toxic stuff.
- Green Theater – How-To: Costumes
Reviews the potential environmental hazards associated with costumes – including dry cleaning, distressing, dyeing, indoor air pollutants, and water and energy consumption – and offers some alternative eco-friendly solutions.
What do you think of all this?
How much of a responsibility do independent theatre makers have to consider the environmental implications of their work? What are the costs involved? What’s being done currently?