Green Stage was founded in March 2010, under the original title ‘Green Theatre Project’.
We began with a series of playful workshops which explored physical theatre, site-specific theatre, Forum Theatre and eco-interpretation of text. Over the course of eight weeks a group of 13 writers and performers created Unplugged, performed outdoors at Regent’s Park and Spitalfields City Farm in Many and June 2010.
Our second project was a workshop, exploring the value of urban green spaces through theatre games, held at Union Street Urban Orchard.
This was followed by second devised show: Forest Trails and Urban Tales, devised and set in King Henry’s Walk Garden. This promenade performance in September 2010 took audiences on an immersive journey through the wood at the end of the garden, to meet its somewhat grumpy and cramped inhabitants.
Our forth project was a piece of invisible theatre, Posh Phones and Bolt Wheevils, written by Persephone Pearl of Feral Theatre and performed on South Bank and on the tube on the day of climate action 10:10:10.
Our fifth project was a scratch night of new ecologically conscious writing. Performed at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington in December 2010, it featured three short plays by Meghan Moe Beitiks, Ian Lane and Lara Stavrinou.
After a two year pause, in 2013 we re-united, in collaboration with Bronwyn Preece and Meghan Moe Beitiks of Plantable Performance Collective, Tanja Beer of Living Stage and a group of community gardeners from Cardiff coordinated by Sam Holt, to produce Trans-Plantable Living Room for the World Stage Design conference, filmed by Rabab Ghazoul.
In 2014, we produced performances with un-earthed research collective, drawing inspiration from interviews from the Centre for Alternative Technology oral history archive.
In spring 2015 we worked with Kate Knowles to produce performance for Water-week and a performance and research paper for Attunement in the City.