USITT 2018 Offers Sessions on Going Green

by Kathy Eddy

As designers, technicians, and humans we take a lot out of the environment. Emissions, excess materials destined for landfill, and the electricity needed to power large scale shows are all factors which affect the earth and its well-being. USITT 2018 is bringing two eye-opening sessions on how you can play a part in going green in the industry in both scene design and costuming.

Waste Reduction in Scenery Construction
Presenter: Paul Brunner
Waste reduction in any situation begins by first gaining a better understanding of what generates the waste. There are several practical approaches to waste reduction, landfill diversion, re-purposing and recycling that can help most any scene shop be greener.  

Learn about the challenges that can arise when beginning these efforts, hear success stories and resources, and discover ways you can begin to operate your scene shop in a more environmentally responsible way.

Watch Your Waste: A Hands-On Exploration of Costume Design & Technology
Presenters: Jessica Mueller, Stacey Galloway
Recycling and unconventional materials blend with costume design and technology in this joint double hands-on session.

Participants, working as teams, will design a costume from recycled paper, plastic, or metal. Each team will collaborate to complete a drawing of their design and to create a small-scale version of their design. Unconventional materials that are normally recycled or thrown away will be provided to execute the small-scale garments. Teams will be encouraged to complete their costume with as little waste of materials as possible.

To register for these sessions and more, click here.