Anthropocene is an evocative piece of physical theatre that crafts layered visual storytelling into a non-linear mosaic of moments, with text sparsely incorporated through projections and recordings. Our creative process centers eco-dramaturgy, a critical framework for making and interrogating theatre focused on ecological issues and sustainable production practices. While the content and storytelling of Anthropocene are highly imaginative, of equal import is its commitment to sustainability. We will build our set using sustainably sourced materials. Costumes will be constructed from recycled/upcycled materials. Our lobbies will provide climate action resources based on cutting-edge sustainability science.
Work-in-progress video with archival images, visual research sketches, and images from our Spring 2022 devising lab to be showcased at the Espronceda Institute of Art & Culture "Digital Awareness" June 9 - 17, in Barcelona, Spain as part of the ISEA 2022 Symposium. Invited by Leonardo (Art + Science Journal).