Cultural community events which aim to raise awareness and educate whilst also entertaining us always get top priority in our social agendas. Saturday September 15th is one such date that New Yorkers should save this month. Described as a Community Eco-Festival, the Confluence Theatre Company will present The (re)Cycle Plays in Socrates Sculpture Park. A series of performances will focus on ecological issues like peak oil, consumption, and food politics. The title and event is a play on the original format of the Cycle plays which were medieval 'Biblical morality plays on mounted stages that were moved around the city streets on wagons.' The environment will not only be addressed in the themes of the plays, but also in the way they are put on. We love the fact that all three stages will be built out of reusable, recycled, and sustainable materials and the whole event will be powered by bio-diesel.
Even the chosen venue is a work of environmental regeneration in itself. Once an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite, Socrates Sculpture Park was transformed by local artists into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. The festival is being sponsored by Build it Green! NYC, Solar One, Materials for the Arts, TheaterMania, Clif Bar, and Wingspan Arts, so that you can go along and enjoy the fun for free! :: Confluence Theatre Company :: Socrates Sculpture Park