Climate Action on Stage
The climate crisis is becoming a more popular theme in film, literature, and theater. This particular theater production is taking things one step further by reducing its own emissions with a zero travel commitment.
“A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction” by Miranda Rose Hall is on tour in 10 countries. At each touring stop, the production works with local artists and crew. The show is also off-grid. In some productions, the electricity was generated onstage by performers riding bicycles.
Read more about about how the production is reducing its climate impact and other sustainable theater initiatives below:
- “Boldly not going: zero-travel ‘touring’ play paves the way for eco theatre“, The Guardian (2023)
- “This Play Is Touring Europe. But No One’s Going Anywhere.“, New York Times (2023)
- Sustainable Theatre? collaboration between Katie Mitchell, Jérôme Bel, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, the Competence Center in Sustainability of the UNIL, and the Centre for Sustainability
- STAGES – Sustainable Theatre Alliance for a Green Environmental Shift