What is ecodramaturgy?

Ecodramaturgy is a critical framework I use for making and studying theatre. It encompasses environmental themes (broadly construed) and sustainable producing practices. As importantly, ecodramaturgy is an actively anti-racist, anti-sexist approach to theatre making that centers gender inclusivity, accessibility, and Indigeneity. 

Ecodramaturgy resources

Greening the Theatre: Taking Ecocriticism from Page to Stage by Theresa May

"There Must Be a Lot of Fish in That Lake": Toward an Ecological Theatre by Una Chaudhuri

Green New Theatre Toolkit (Groundwater Arts)

Eco-Theatre Manifesto (Superhero Clubhouse)

Additional reading on the Anthropocene


The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells (also the book by the same title)

Under the Weather by Ash Sanders (climate change and grief)

Decolonization is not a metaphor by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang (decolonization scholarship)

The Pitfalls and Potentials of the New Minimalism by Jia Tolentino (climate change and minimalism)

Climate Signs by Emily Raboteau (climate change and immersive art)

Elegy for a Country's Seasons by Zadie Smith (climate change and grief)


Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Timefulness by Marcia Bjornerud

Second Body by Daisy Hildyard

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit

Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land by James McClintock


Dear Mother Nature by Pattie Gonia (climate change and drag)

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