BIG GREEN THEATER 2018 is underway!

Check out our weekly Blog to see what our 5th and 6th grade playwrights are up to in the classroom, on field trips, and more!


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 local 4th and 5th grade students, 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 Starr 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.


Get involved!

There are many opportunities to help out with this program on a volunteer basis.  From working with kids in the writing workshop, to doing research about environmental stats, to helping paint stage sets or sewing costumes for the show- there’s something for everyone!  If you’re interested in getting involved, please email us at:

BGT's history and objectives

How we keep bgt eco-conscious

Check out past photos, videos + blog

Big Green Theater is supported by a loyal group of individual contributors, corporate sponsors, and local businesses. Major funding for the program is provided by: the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) Program, the Mental Insight Foundation, Con Edison, and the New York City Council.