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April 27-29, 2018

BIG GREEN THEATER (BGT) is an annual eco-playwriting program and green theater festival celebrating environmental education, sustainability in the arts, and community enrichment. In our 8th year of BGT, our student playwrights from PS75 and IS77 are focusing on the theme of "Home", contemplating what we love about our own homes and neighborhoods, and what we wish could change about them.

PS75 Student Playwrights: Jayleen Colon, Brandon Duran, Mia Diamond Garcia, Leah Gethers, Dayzani Higgins, Deyanira Morales, Taylor Morgan, Perfection Okoli, Adelyn Peralta, Christian Robles, Mia Rodriguez

IS77 Student Playwrights: Jayda Adamou, Jayla Chacon, Jeanine Cornet, Malachi Correa, Ayoub Elmouhcin, Brandon Guija, Victor Hernandez, Aarya Karmacharya, Brandon Narvaez, Kiara Sanders

Directed by Jeremy Pickard
Classroom sessions lead by Jeremy Pickard, Amina Henry, Vanessa Pereda-Felix, and Lanxing Fu with assistance from Kat Peña, Chris Ignacio, Joseph Judge, and Jennia Nabole

Check out our BGT Blog to read weekly reports about what our 2018 playwrights were 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 works with local 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, teaching a combination of playwriting and environmental education. Our program partner, Brooklyn based eco-theater collective Superhero Clubhouse, leads this group of young writers in creating original eco-plays, which are then fully produced at the Starr by an ensemble of professional actors and designers, 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:  info@thebushwickstarr.org

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 Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, the Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) Program, the Mental Insight Foundation, Con Edison, and the New York City Council.