ETC is one of 14 partners in STAGES (Sustainable Theatre Alliance for a Green Environmental Shift), an ambitious theatre experiment to challenge how the cultural sector interacts with the concept of sustainability.

14 influential theatre organisations, including a leading European theatre network, a theatre partner from Asia and partners in academia, have joined together with director Katie Mitchell and choreographer Jérôme Bel – two artists that are renowned for embedding sustainability in their work – to test radical solutions to the biggest challenges posed by the climate crisis.

STAGES is supported with co-funding from the European Union.

These are delivered via three project strands:

  • SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCES: RE-STAGINGS: Partners have developed an innovative coproduction system to tour urgent new performances on the climate crisis around Europe and as afield far as Taiwan -- without moving any people or items. The STAGES shows will be recreated entirely with local resources (a local director, local actors, local sets and even locally generated electricity).

  • SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION: A new auto-analysis process, developed by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and the Competence Center in Sustainability of the UNIL, will guide partners to identify key areas for sustainable change in their organisations. This work is based on the holistic understanding of sustainability in the Doughnut Economics concept and therefore assesses buildings, waste, and wider themes such as audience travel and work-life balance.

  • SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: An annual series of participatory Forum events and workshops will bring together artists, scientists and audiences to dream of ‘desirable futures’.

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