Ecodrama Playwrights Festival & Symposium on Performance & Ecology

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
May 31-June 3, 2012


From the 31st of May until the 3rd of June 2012 the Ecodrama Playwrights Festival and Symposium on Performance and Ecology takes place in Pittsburgh. Artists, scholars and activists are invited to share their work, ideas and passions with the attenders of the Festival. Until the 1st of November creative and innovative proposals for workshops, round-tables, panels, working sessions, installations, or participatory community gatherings are awaited which explore, examine, challenge, articulate, or nourish the possibilities of theatrical and performative responses to the environmental crisis in particular, and our ecological relationships in general.

Ecology has an important role with regard to burgeoning creativity and interdisciplinary scholarship across the arts and humanities. Proposals that go beyond a recitation of ideas or positions, and instead bring presenters and participants together as they engage the driving question of how theatre might function as part of our reciprocal relationship with ecological communities are encouraged.

Possible topics for exploration include: land and body in performance; representations of bioregionalism; eco-literacy; representation of/and environmental justice; green theatre production; old cultural narratives/new stories; indigenous performance; community-based performance/ecological communities; sensing place/staging place; the ecologies of theatrical form and/or space; animal representation; and application of ecocriticism to plays, performance and culture.

For further informations and application details see


By Janna

Janna was BA-student in cultural sciences at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, and did a 5-months internship at Cultura21 in the framework of the Leuphana PLUS program. Janna war Studentin der Angewandten Kulturwissenschaften an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg und absolvierte im Rahmen des Leuphana Plus Programms ein fünfmonatiges Praktikum bei Cultura21.