Public performances are April 27-29

Fri. at 7pm: $20 Special Benefit Performance
Sat. and Sun. at 1pm + 4pm: Free!

Saturday 4/28: IS77 at 1pm, PS75 at 4pm
Sunday 4/29: PS75 at 1pm, IS77 at 4pm

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
Set: You-Shin Chen, Costumes: Sabrina Bianca Guillame, Lighting: Jay Maury, Sound: Hannah Birch Carl, Props: Cheyanne Williams, Composer/Music Director: Wesley Zurick, Production Manager: Ann Marie Dorr, Stage Manager: Hanako Rodriguez, Assistant Stage Manager: Priscilla Villanueva*, Interns: Laura Elliot, Cathrine Engelbirth Olsen, Jasmine Vasquez, Katie Yun

Performed by:
Torian Brackett, Amanda Centeno, Andrea Ferro, Sam Gonzalez, Orlik Guzman, Christian Jimenez*, Alejandro La Rosa, Penny Middleton, Serena Ebony Miller*, Beethovan Oden*, Kat Peña, Cristina Pitter*, Julia Schonberg, and Wesley Zurick* 
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association. BGT is an AEA-approved showcase production.

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 weekly Blog to see what our 4th, 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 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:

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.