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AwareFest: A Green World — Oct 1-16, Bloomington, IN

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As fall approaches and the trees begin to blush red at the thought of shedding their leaves in the winter, the Bloomington Playwright’s Project (BPP) announces its schedule of artistic an environmentally aware events for this year’s AwareFest: A Green World.

Anchored by the BPP’s Mainstage production featuring 8 new 10-minute plays by some of theatre’s biggest names, AwareFest will host auxiliary events and projects related to the theme of “The Green World” across the entire city during its three-week run.

The BPP will also be hosting a different not-for-profit organization for every performance. Groups like the Local Growers Guild, Discardia, Wonderlab, and the Center for Sustainable Living will all produce special events at the BPP free of charge.

Events and Projects

AwareFest Collaborative Art Project by Joe LaMantia
September 16 - October 16
Downtown Bloomington

Joe LaMantia’s community-wide art piece with local schools will be on display around the Bloomington downtown square. In collaboration with area students, LaMantia created street signs depicting student interpretations of environmental issues.

Windfall Dancers present Reduce; Reuse; Redance!
October 1 from 5 — 8pm
Courthouse Lawn

Windfall Dancers will perform some pieces from their show “Reduce; Reuse; Redance!” which will include recyclable materials as part of their performance.

3-D Weavings by Martina Celerin
On Display: October 1 — 16
Bellevue Art Gallery
107 W. 9th St.
Mon — Fri (9 — 5pm)

Bloomington Bagel Company
113 North Dunn St.
Mon - Sun (7am - 7pm)

Martina Celerin’s creates jaw-dropping 3D tapestries using recycled materials. These hand-made works of art are sure to make you smile.

AwareFest Miniatures by Diana Hoffman
October 1 — 16
Mon — Fri (9 — 5pm)
BPP Lobby
107 W. 9th St.

Diana Hoffman’s small-scale interpretations of the AwareFest plays are on display in the BPP lobby. Ninety percent of the materials and objects used in her work are recycled materials. To create interactivity, Hoffman has created a scavenger hunt to go with the sets.

Ryder Film Series presents The Cove
October 1, 2, 3, 8 & 9 (7:30pm)
IU Fine Arts Theatre
1200 East Seventh Street
Tickets $4

In this pulse-pounding eco-thriller, a crack team of divers, activists and special effects experts infiltrate a secret cove in Japan that is populated by dolphins. Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival (92 min)

Bobbie Lancaster presents Music For Little Folks
October 14 - Lakeview Elementary
October 15 - Childs Elementary

Bobbie Lancaster will educate and entertain with a live music performance for students grades K — 3. All songs are original and highly interactive. The children will learn about the animals and plant life that we share our planet with, how we are all connected, and what we as people can do to make sure our environment stays healthy.

Twisted Limb Paper Making Workshop
October 1 & 8 from 7:30pm — 10pm
For children of all ages

Twisted Limb Paperworks Studio & Showroom
1122 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Free (with tickets to see that evening’s performance of AwareFest at 8pm at the BPP)

RSVP to bppwrite@newplays.org or 334-1188 by the preceding Thursday at 5pm

Drop your children off at Twisted Limb Paperworks newly-renovated studio for a fun-filled evening of papermaking. Students will receive a tour of the studios, a brief history of paper, and a hands-on papermaking workshop that will teach them how to make postcards from recycled paper scraps.

Discardia “Trashion” Show
Saturday, October 9
BPP Lobby
107 W. 9th St.
Free (with ticket to that evening’s performance of AwareFest: A Green World)

Discardia is a budding root of the Bloomington Center for Sustainable Living. This creative consortium is refashioning oddments from reclaimed materials that would otherwise be discarded. Discardia has a goal of stopping textiles and other reusable materials from going to landfills.

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