Making Sustainable Productions
Without Walls Artist workshop with the Theatre Green Book
In January Without Walls hosted an interactive artist workshop facilitated by Theatre Green Book founder and coordinator Paddy Dillon which covered the principles and process outlined in the Sustainable Productions volume. The session also had contributions from William Reynolds of Metta Theatre.
The Theatre Green Book is a new resource bringing together artists, practitioners, venues and sustainability experts to create a set of common standards and map the journey towards a way of creating work that is low carbon and low waste, values people, and contributes to a more sustainable society.
The workshop was attended by Without Walls’ supported artists who currently have new productions in development for 2022 touring and provided an opportunity for them to explore how to apply the Theatre Green Book way of working to their own creative practice and identify practical actions which they can implement as they progress with the creation of their shows.
Without Walls is collaborating closely with the Theatre Green Book team to expand the guidance on the best practice for the creation and touring of outdoor work to festivals.
The resources referenced during the session:
Theatre Green Book – Sustainable Productions
Download the Materials Inventory
Metta Green consultancy
Watch The People v Climate Change on BBC iPlayer
And some further recommended resources for artists and makers:
Outdoor Arts Sustainability Toolkit
Wild Rumpus – Sustainable Makers Wiki
Previous Without Walls sustainability training/resources
Featured image credit: Highly Sprung, Urban Astronaut. Without Walls 2016. Photo by Adrienne Photography