Podcast “Ecoscenography: conversations on sustainable theatre design and production”

The emerging concept and practice of Ecoscenography (ecological design for performance) explores new aesthetics and artistic paradigms that are inspired by environmental philosophies and practices to provide a captivating vision for the future of sustainable theatre production. A group of international practitioners share their insights, strategies and favourite projects as we examine what Ecoscenography means for our field, including the challenges and opportunities that an ecological approach to theatre production brings.

This episode is based on a discussion in the Show Must Go On/Offline series and features the following participants:

• Imogen Ross (AU) / Wollongong-based theatre and event designer who enjoys the collaborative challenge of making a silk purse from a pig’s ear
• Silje Sandodden Kise (NO) / freelance scenographer and costume designer, working in theatre, dance and music based productions; chairwoman of The Norwegian Scenographers Association in Creo
• Tomáš Procházka (CZ) / theatre director, founder of Handa Gote research & development performance group, artistic director of Alfred ve dvoře theatre, teacher at Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre DAMU (Prague)
• Andrea Carr (UK) / ecoscenographer, artist, performance maker and facilitator; co-founder of Ecostage online initiative – placing ecological thinking at heart of creative practice

• Tanja Beer (AU) / Ecological Designer & Community Artist, Senior Lecturer in Design at Griffith University (Australia), Author of Ecoscenography: An Introduction to Ecological Design for Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)

Links to projects, organisations and initiatives mentioned in this episode:
• For examples of guests’ work, watch the original discussion on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EofV1-Ky5MQ&t=6461s
• Ecoscenography: An Introduction to Ecological Design for Performance by Tanja Beer: https://ecoscenography.com/the-book/
• Ecostage: https://ecostage.online/
• Andrea Carr: http://www.andreacarr.co.uk/
• Handa Gote Research and Development: http://handagote.com/en/
• APD Green Conversations: https://apdg.org.au/2020/03/apdgreen-a-green-conversation• Silje Kise: https://www.siljekise.no/