Green New Theatre Symposium

Sep 172023
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September 17, 2023
12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Green New Theatre Symposium, September 14-17, 2023, centers environmental justice over four days of performances, panels, walks, and gardening. The event takes inspiration from the Greek origins of the word symposium: a convivial party with music, dance, poetry, and conversation in a free interchange of ideas.

At the Green New Theatre Symposium at The VORTEX, artists, scholars, students, and activists will join together to build networks of collaboration, exchange ideas, and work to align practices to face climate crisis in Central Texas. Theatre artists will offer perspectives on intersectional environmental justice issues that are crucial to transforming our industrial society to a life-sustaining civilization where everyone thrives.

The Green New Theatre Symposium engages in environmental justice, exploring the intersectionality of systemic racism, gender inequity, migration, de-colonization, and corporate greed.

Sunday, September 17 , 12:00-5:00 pm, will feature readings of Climate Change Theatre Action plays:

MC- Indiia Wilmott
Noon Community Vegan Brunch: Vegan Nom
12:30pm Climate Change Theatre Action Readings of new short plays on Climate Change – Eloise Stage

  • Transmission by Kevin Matthew Wong. Directed by Nola Lafayette.This Play by Kendra Fanconi. Directed by Patti Neff Tiven.
  • 50 Ways to End Mother Earth—In Under Five Minutes! By Kirby Vicente. Directed by Jasmine Games.

  • This Play Is Written In Mushroom by Haeweon Yi.  Directed by Eva Margarita.

  • Cassandra Drowning by Nathan Joe. Directed by Jasmine Games

  • Magical Fungi in Time Square by Chantal Bilodeau. Directed by Heather Barfield.

  • Tree People by Heidi Kraay. Directed by Lilly Percifield.

  • The Polar Bears by Nicolas Billon. Directed by Kate Meehan.

  • Kids For Saving the Earth Club #121 by Gab Reisman. Directed by Ken Webster. Featuring Sarah Chong Dickey, Esther Park, and Mary Vo.


Climate Change Theatre Action Community Discussion

3pm Closing Event: A:X (The Tonkawa Word for Water) a film by Ben Livingston. Live Music by Bob Hoffnar.- Eloise Stage

Ongoing: Glass Half Full Theatre’s Climate Refugee Puppet

3:30-5 Happy Hour with live music in Butterfly Bar and Garden


2307 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78722, USA

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