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Staging Change: Sustainability Day

9th Jun 2019

Downstairs - Pleasance London

1pm

Overview

We need your help to make the theatre and entertainment industry more sustainable! Join us on the 9th June to discuss how we can green up the industry.

As storytellers, we have a unique capacity to explore key issues with audiences on and off the stage. In a warming world, this means taking leadership in communicating the importance of environmental action, whether that be through the content of our projects or the sharing of our practice. Whether you're a green theatre machine, or new to the sustainability game, everyone is welcome! Check out Staging Change at stagingchange.com for sustainability and #SustainableFringe ideas.

1.30 - 4pm - Sustainable Design Workshop: We’ll start our workshop by hearing from top sustainable designers on a range of topics, from set, to lighting, to marketing. We will then get our creative juices flowing with some idea generation games before separating into groups and trying to prototype concepts tackling specific sustainability issues in the theatre and entertainment industry. We will then present our ideas to each other and finish the session with an informal debrief and actions for the future.

4.30 - 5.30pm - Panel: Creating A Green Future*: As storytellers, we have a unique capacity to explore key issues with audiences on and off the stage. Hear from an exciting range of performers, makers and environmental campaigners at our discussion on sustainability in the theatre and entertainment industry. The talk will take place inside the 'Flyer Forest' in Pleasance's StageSpace. Inside the forest, you will be offered the chance cast your vote on what you believe is the most important environmental issue to tackle in industry. (Please note the venue for this panel is not wheelchair accessible.)

6.00 - 7.30pm - Kill Climate Deniers: Included in your ticket price is a viewing of Pleasance's new play, Kill Climate Deniers. What would it take to actually stop climate change dead in its tracks? Science? Recycling? Experts? Or maybe: techno, guns and revolution? Environment Minister Gwen Malkin's plan to stop climate change is rudely interrupted when a group of eco-terrorists storm Australia's Parliament House during a Fleetwood Mac concert. Blending fact and fiction, David Finnigan’s bold new satire is a manic spin on a world on the brink of turmoil.

7.30pm onwards - Informal Drinks in the Pleasance Bar Come chat to us at the bar! Feel free to stick around for as little or as long as you like.

*Full day tickets will admitted in the first instance, if there is adequate space remaining Workshop tickets will also be admitted.

Important information:

The performance of Kill Climate Deniers contains strong language, depictions of violence, adult themes, strobe and flashing lights.

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