The Green Room is a project website that was created to explore, research and share ideas about producing sustainable theatre in the United States. Many institutions have implemented sustainable practices but, the theatre industry as a whole, lags behind. Though other organizations have started working on finding the sustainable options for other areas of the fine arts, there is a lack of documentation about how much waste theaters are producing and what ways theater are currently or could be practicing more sustainable options. The Green Room’s mission is to discover environmentally friendly options for the production of theatrical events in order to educate theatre practitioners about affordable sustainable practices and give a forum in order to discuss, brainstorm and create green theatre.
The long-term goal is to create a non-profit organization called “The Green Room” that can help individual companies and academic programs find personalized solutions to making their theaters more eco-friendly, while lowering production and facility costs. The organization will provide a network of environmentally conscious resources to the institutions who are involved in The Green Room’s Sustainability initiative. Before this can happen more research must be done on finding ways of producing eco-friendly theatre and what the current state of our country’s theatre practices are. This will be done through, academic research, material experiments and a sustainable model productions.
The Green room currently has three sections with information about sustainable theatre and the arts. Please checkout our "Organizations and Links" , "Books and Articles" and "Productions" pages for information about Green Theatre and the Arts. Please contact me if you would like your production added to the site, have suggestions on other good green theatre information or would like your article, research or book published on out website.
Vandy Scoates is currently teaching a Sustainability in the Arts course at Limestone College. for information about the course and how to teach your own please contact her : firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are lists of organizations, theatre and websites that are forging the way to Sustainability!
This is a list of Books and Articles we have found useful in our quest for sustainability
Here we list sustainable productions that are going on around the country and also show past productions. We are always looking for productions and research to add the the site. Please contact us to get your information uploaded.