We welcome you to join us, along with P45 Theatre and Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities a converastion "Sustainability in the Performing Arts" with visiting Scene Designer and Environmental Advocate Edward Morris. P45 Theatre's Joe Beyer and Groundwork Center's Jeff Smith will co-host the conversation.
Morris has long ties to northern Michigan as the third generation of a Frankfort cottage legacy, attending Interlochen Academy as designing "The Sound of Music" for P45 Theatre's 2021 Season. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and Wingspace Theatrical Design. He is a graduate of University of Michigan and Yale School of Drama and has taught at The New School and Connecticut College.
Morris is passionate about conserving our environment and co-authored The Sustainable Production Toolkit. He has lectured on sustainability at numerous universities and is a proud supporter of the Broadway Green Alliance.
Morris has been fostering conversations about design and activism and has curated panel discussions for Wingspace Theatrical Design on these topics: Gender Diversity in the Theatre, Green Model Making, Trans/GNC Representation in the Performing Arts, Teaching to Take Down the Patriarchy, Intellectual Property in the Theater, Design Pedagogy, Production Photography, Sustainable Production, and The Black Experience in the Musical, after 1865.
His photographs have been featured in many New York Times theatre reviews and his illustrations can be found in the Benzie County Coloring Book.