BIG GREEN THEATER: FALL NEWSLETTER
We're excited to fill you in on our first ever Fall BIG GREEN THEATER program! Check out what we've been doing and learning so far…
October 23, 2018
The first five weeks of Big Green Theater have flown by! We’ve been learning about heat waves, periods of extreme hot temperatures which are happening more frequently in Bushwick these days because of climate change.
We had two guests come into the classroom, NASA climate scientist Karina Yager and poet/educator Shy Richardson, who introduced us to the concept of environmental justice.
And we went on a field trip to Prospect Park, where Ranger Andrew taught us how trees give us oxygen, absorb pollution, and keep us cool during hot weather.
Meanwhile, we’ve created our own characters and written scenes that take place in an urban neighborhood during a heat wave.
Next, we’ll weave the scenes together into one mega-play, which we will perform at the school on December 14th!
Nov. 20, 2018
We’re onto a new phase of our Big Green Theater program! The script for our play is almost finished and we’ve begun our design and rehearsal process. Students are taking on new roles: actors, directors, designers, and stage managers.
Actors are responsible for bringing the characters to life. They will also rehearse and perform alongside adult actors. Designers are responsible for creating the visual world of the play: the set, props, and costumes. Directors are the leaders of the rehearsal room, bringing the story to life by guiding actors, collaborating with designers, and being the eyes and ears of the audience.