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  • BIG GREEN THEATER (BGT) is an annual eco-playwriting program and green theater festival celebrating environmental education, sustainability in the arts, and community enrichment.

    For a 4 month period every year, The Bushwick Starr theater works with a group of 5th grade students at Bushwick's PS 123, teaching a combination of playwriting and environmental education. Our program partner, Jeremy Pickard of Brooklyn based eco-theater collective Superhero Clubhouse, leads this group of young writers in creating original eco-plays, which are then presented at The Bushwick Starr's Big Green Theater Festival every April. The plays are performed by an ensemble of theater professionals using only green theater methods.

    The Bushwick Starr is committed to providing community environmental awareness, as well as creative after-school arts programs. BGT is our way of actively working toward change through a creative and interactive process.

    Please read more about BGT on our "About the Program" page.

The BGT 2014 videos are here!

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Big thanks for BIG GREEN 2014!

The culminating performances of this year’s BIG GREEN THEATER program ran throughout this week to delighted and enthusiastic audiences of all ages. Each year keeps getting bigger, better, and greener! The student playwrights witnessed their shows brought to life on the stage, surrounded by their classmates and teachers cheering them on. When these eco-plays hit … Continue reading

Field Report #11: Tech

Our final dress rehearsal is tonight! Our set is built, costumes are worn, sound has been added, and lights have been programed. This year a lobby display is even being built. We are so excited for tomorrow’s school performances. Can’t wait to see you this weekend and share our playwright’s work with you.


BGT performs THIS WEEKEND April 26 + 27!

The BGT shows are here! APRIL 26 + 27, SATURDAY + SUNDAY at 4pm: FREE! SATURDAY BENEFIT PERFORMANCE at 7pm: $18. Benefit ticket includes the show at 7pm, entry in our eco-raffle, plus after party with music and refreshments! Reserve tickets at: thebushwickstarr.org An annual eco-playwriting program and green theater festival celebrating environmental education, sustainability … Continue reading

BGT group

Field Report #9: Design Workshops with Jay Maury, Michael Minahan, Preesa Adeline Bullington, Sarah Hughes, and Harry Poster

Our playwrights have been hard at work learning the ins and outs of design from our designers! We have had workshops lead by Harry Poster (BGT Stage Manger/Production Manager) Michael Minahan, Preesa Adeline Bullington (Sets/Costumes), Sarah Huges (Sound Designer) Jay Maury (BGT lighting designer & Starr’s TD)


Field Report #5: First Drafts

This week we read the first drafts of our playwright’s plays! We can’t wait to pick which ones will be performed at the 4th Annual The Big Green Theater Festival April 26-27!


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