Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Song of Extinction in the EcoDrama Festival in May

I'm delighted to announce that Song of Extinction will be having a workshop production in May as part of an amazing event -- the Earth Matters on Stage (EMOS) Festival at the University of Oregon! Over the course of ten days, U of O will be investigating all the ways that theater and the environment intersect. I'll be there the first weekend and hope to see you there! (PS: Ian Garrett, who did the wonderful lighting design for Song of Extinction's world premiere in Los Angeles, will be at EMOS too, presenting workshops on Sustainable Design in Theater. Check it out!)

Earth Matters On Stage

University of Oregon, Eugene

The mission of Earth Matters on Stage is to nurture connection and collaboration among artists and scholars who share an ecological sensibility. The Ecodrama Playwright's Festival calls for innovative dramatic work that explores our ecological condition; then to showcase the best work through collaborative workshops and production. The concurrent Symposium asks us to think more deeply about how theatre and performance might participate in a sustainable society.

Join us May 21 ~ 31, 2009 for ten days of performances, workshops, readings, and round-table discussions dedicated to nurturing theatrical work that rises out of our connection to the environments we share and love. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts of the University of Oregon.

“Ecological victory will require a transvaluation so profound as to be nearly unimaginable at present. And in this the arts and humanities – including the theater – must play a role.” ~Una Chaudhuri

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