Eco Drama make inventive theatre and creative learning projects that strive to embed sustainability and ecology at the heart of the experience. Our vision is that the arts, in particular drama, storytelling and theatre, become increasingly recognized as powerful tools through which we can explore and re-imagine our relationship to the natural world.
We make work for children, young people, their families and wider communities and deliver work locally in Glasgow and across Scotland and the UK.
We are passionate about:
Creating Quality Theatre & Creative Learning Experiences
Our goal is to create high quality, meaningful work that inspires greater awareness of nature and reminds us we are part of an amazing living planet. Our productions and projects are unique in that they join up arts experiences with positive, practical action for the environment.
We believe all humans are born ‘ecocentric’ but that these values can often drop away as we grow older. We are privileged and excited to make work with and for children & young people in hope of nurturing compassion for the natural world, ensuring it remains a core value in the way we live our lives.
Collaboration & Community
We believe that joining forces with experts in the fields of outdoor learning, horticulture and education strengthens the quality and sustainability of our performances and projects. We also seek out opportunities to work in the heart of communities, in partnership with other arts, community and environmental organisations.
Our productions tour regularly to theatres, festivals and public venues whilst maintaining a strong focus on touring the very same work in schools. We are proud to deliver theatre to children in their local communities and schools, ensuring that creative experiences reach children and young people regardless of their location or socio-economic background.
Evaluation & Research
We are committed to evaluating the impact of our performances and projects with the young people and communities we work with. We build monitoring, evaluation and reflective practice into all of our activities to maintain the quality of the work, provide evidence and share learning on the impact and value of theatre and arts-based learning.
We also involve children and young people in the development of our productions and projects, enabling us to tailor our work to suit specific audiences and enhance the arts experience.