Tue 8 Aug 2023: 10:00AM
Mona Kastell Ecoscenographer

Ecoscenography Masterclass

Venue: Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
Prices: £200/£170/£140 + booking fees

A hands-on interactive two day Ecoscenography Masterclass to play your part in a sustainable performing arts industry.

The masterclass introduces the notion of Ecoscenography merging ecological design thinking and stage design to create engaging work which reflects and impacts the current world, especially in relation to climate change and social justice concerns. It will explore both theory and practical ways to take responsibilities for what and how we create theatre and collaborate with the wider ecosystem at all stages of personal practice and projects.

Participants will be introduced to interdisciplinary practices with case studies, living examples of the connection between individual creativity and sustainability showing how ideas can be translated into actions. You are invited you to explore approaches to integrating holistic environmental principles within your own creative practice. The course will include time for discussions, Q&A and plenty of breaks.

All performing arts practitioners at all stages and scales of production to provide knowledge sharing between different experiences. They are especially keen to reach out to producers, directors, stage managers and others who are part of the decision-making process.

It will be facilitated by Mona Kastell is an international award-winning ecological designer, educator and Ecostage co-director who places nature, well-being, interconnectedness and authentic community engagement at the heart of her creative process.

• Learn about Ecoscenography
• Comprehend the importance and advantages of integrating ecological considerations within your creative practices
• Examine worldwide case studies of sustainable work
• Exchange knowledge with diverse roles in the theatre industry
• Understand what is your role and how to approach sustainability with varied teams.
• Co-create sustainable new narratives for the future of our society and the planet

Income based sliding scale £200/£170/£140 (high/medium/low).
‘Pay-it-forward’ exchange bursaries consisting of one day of work exchange. Please email a CV and a short paragraph of why you require the bursary and what skills you can offer in exchange (assisting, making, painting, construction, marketing, admin, etc) by 24 July 2023. Places available confirmed upon acceptance.


Please share any personal and accessibility needs ahead of time, if need be.

For further information, please contact contact@monakastell.com (Mona Kastell) or visit https://tinyurl.com/yc7u9s4j


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