CALL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS + THEATER ARTISTS
Superhero Clubhouse is proud to announce the launch of the Science and Stage Collaborative Fellowship, a new initiative uniting environmental experts and theater artists in a semester-long residency to tackle pressing questions about humanity’s relationship to climate change.For four months this fall, three select professionals from the fields of climate science, economics, engineering, and policy will work in collaboration with three select theater professionals, forming a diverse ensemble. This ensemble will simultaneously study a variety of climate change topics and approaches to theater-making through a series of bimonthly workshops, presentations, and social events. The fellowship program will culminate in a rehearsal process and performance of a new work made by the ensemble.The fellowship program will take place September-December 2016 in NYC. Fellows will meet twice a month on weekends and weekday evenings. In December, fellows will meet more frequently to create and rehearse a theatrical production. The production will be staged, designed using sustainable materials, and performed for the public on December 18.The Science and Stage Collaborative Fellowship is run by Superhero Clubhouse, a collective of artists and scientists working at the intersection of environmentalism and theater. The Fellowship gives participants an opportunity to work collaboratively with professionals in other disciplines to address critical issues. Fellows will actively practice creating devised theater based on rigorous research, and learn new ways of communicating their work to a public audience.
Our Fellowship Committee includes Sergio Botero (biologist at Rockefeller University and multidisciplinary artist), Josh Browne (Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Earth Institute at Columbia University), Jonathan Camuzeaux (Senior Economic Analyst at Environmental Defense Fund and musician/composer), and Nada Petrovic (fellow at USAID, former researcher at Center for Research on Environmental Decisions). Our Fellowship Manager is Alexandra Tsubota, a dancer working at the junction of art and environment.Superhero Clubhouse is a collective of artists and scientists working at the intersection of environmentalism and theater. We make original performances via a collaborative, green and rigorous process. Through the creation of new mythologies reflecting our changing world, we work to ignite environmental conversations among audiences and communities in the pursuit of revolutionary theater and ecological consciousness. Learn more at www.superheroclubhouse.org.