The EcoTheatre Lab is a small collective of three Ames artists (Charissa Menefee, Taylor Sklenar, and Vivian M Cook). They partner with fellow ISU and Ames artists and community members to produce arts events that build community and engage audiences in sustainability conversations. They approach their work from an asset-based perspective, examining the many assets that exist within our community and identifying ways to amplify and build on those assets through art. Follow The EcoTheatre Lab on Facebook and Instagram, and visit our "Contact" page to sign up for email updates!
The EcoTheatre Lab's Mission and Vision: The EcoTheatre Lab produces readings, theatre actions, plays, performances, and workshops that engage audiences in conversations about environmental and social justice issues. The EcoTheatre Lab is committed to going beyond the simplistic expectations of art--that it functions only as entertainment and diversion, for instance--to explore and experiment with the power of art to communicate, educate, share essential ideas and information, and create community--and the vital role of artists as citizens, change agents, advocates, and contributors to the local ecology and economy.