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Lanxing Fu, Superhero Clubhouse

March 19-20, 2020

Art, Community, Ecology, and Health: Public Workshop with Lanxing Fu
March 19, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Blacksburg Public Library, 200 Miller St SW, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Lanxing Fu, a co-director of Superhero Clubhouse will share their holistic approach to building climate justice through creative practice, using the tools of theater. In this 75 min interactive session, participants will sample Superhero Clubhouse’s practice through a brief version of their Eco-Performance Lab, originally created to model cross-disciplinary collaboration, exploring core tools of Eco-Theater including Impossible Questions, Imposed Limitations, and Tangible Hope.

Lanxing Fu is a Chinese-American theater artist and co-director of Superhero Clubhouse (SHC), a community of artists and scientists engaged in a long term experiment to understand how theater can help shift consciousness in the face of climate change and environmental injustice. With SHC: she is the playwright and co-creator of Mammelephant (The New Ohio / HERE Arts Center) the program director of The Living Stage NYC (University Settlement), and a co-creator of PLUTO (no longer a play), (The Brick) and JUPITER (a play about power), (La MaMa). She is also a lead teaching artist with Big Green Theater, an after-school eco-playwriting program in Bushwick. Recent performances: The Space Between The Letters (dir: Eva von Schweinitz, UTR at The Public), A Climate Clown Opera? (dir: Sarah Hughes, LPAC), 36 Peaks (dir: Sarah Cameron Sunde, Baryshnikov Arts Center). Her essays "Building Possibility in the Age of Climate Change" and "The Birth of a Climate Commons" are published on HowlRound. She has been a workshop facilitator and panelist with The New School, Asian American Arts Alliance, William Patterson University, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, and more. She is a member of TCG's Conference Committee on Climate.

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Offered in partnership with the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts