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Introducing the 'STAGES Doughnut Workshop': A Holistic Sustainability Tool for Theatres Worldwide

| 25 September 2023
Introducing the 'STAGES Doughnut Workshop': A Holistic Sustainability Tool for Theatres Worldwide

In a move to drive sustainability within the theatre industry, the STAGES – Sustainable Theatre Alliance for a Green Environmental Shift project today releases the transformative ‘STAGES Doughnut Workshop’.

This innovative tool was devised by STAGES partner Theatre Vidy-Lausanne and the Competence Centre for Sustainability at the University of Lausanne in the context of Sustainable theatre?, an artistic project developed with British theatre director Katie Mitchell and French choreographer Jerôme Bel. It offers a deep and fundamentally participatory approach to developing and managing sustainable theatres.

As the Workshop is inspired by economist Kate Raworth’s groundbreaking concept of ‘Doughnut Economics’, it is focused on both environmental and social aspects of sustainability.

Over the course of 10-12 participatory sessions, conducted across several months, theatre staff from all departments are invited to auto-analyse their organisation’s current work on issues ranging from local biodiversity and waste to staff wellbeing, diversity and accessibility – and envision the most useful steps to address these concerns.

There's all that future, still Only humans can fantasise With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like Beyond madness, tenderness awaits Until it holds from the inside