BGT 2013 has begun! Classroom sessions at P.S.123 are in full swing and Festival dates announced: April 27+28!

PS123_2012

Performances April 28 + 29, Saturdays at 4pm + 7pm, Sunday at 4pm

General Admission: $12.  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

FREE for all kids under 18 and Bushwick, Brooklyn community members (*please bring proof of address to our Box Office)

The Bushwick Starr is proud to present our 2nd Annual BIG GREEN THEATER Festival, created in collaboration with Superhero Clubhouse and Bushwick’s PS123 5th grade students.

BIG GREEN THEATER (BGT) is an annual community based program that brings the youth of Bushwick directly in touch with the professional world of theater. For a four-month period every year, The Bushwick Starr works with a group of 5th grade students after school, teaching them a combination of playwriting and environmental education.  This in-classroom portion of our program is lead by Jeremy Pickard of Brooklyn based eco-theater collective, Superhero Clubhouse.  This year, we partnered with Bushwick’s PS123 5th grade class; a wonderful and lively group of 10-11 year-olds, who wrote the original environmentally themed plays being presented at the BGT Festival.  These plays are being performed by an ensemble of professional actors, directors, and designers using only green theater methods (recycled materials for sets and costumes, fluorescent and LED lighting, paperless programming and ticketing, etc.).

Our performance venue serves the neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn- a vibrant and diverse community that is currently lacking in environmental education. Our theater is committed to being a part of community environmental awareness, and this program is our way of actively working toward change through a creative and interactive process. With BGT, we are introducing a new model for arts spaces to provide community-driven green initiatives that serve a global cause.

“…it was a blast.  The seven short plays were filled with things that only imaginations belonging to a group of playwrights aged 7 to 13 could conjure: tap-dancing tornados, “Ghetto Superstar”-singing oysters, kid scientists-turned-cormorants, and a compost bed inhabited by sassy earthworms.” – Mother Nature Network

BIG GREEN THEATER is Directed by Jeremy Pickard; Lighting and Sound design by Jay Maury; Set design by Michael Minahan; Costume design by Preesa Bullington. Featuring: Flako Jimenez, Tina Mitchell, Katey Parker, Sam Traylor, Monica Santana, and Danny Gardner*

Plays written by 5th grade students, age 10-11: Jeremy Badia, Zukari Castillo, Emily Cordero, Dana Diallo, Bryana Diaz, Mariela Lopez, Devin Maldonado, Jailee Mendo, Brandon Miranda, Delmy Morales, Dolly Moriera, Adrianna Placzek

*Equity approved Showcase.  Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Location: The Bushwick Starr theater: 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wycoff] Directions: Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right. For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS 

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