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CSPA 2011 Fringe Awards for Sustainable Production:
2011- 'Allotment'
2010 - 'The Pantry Shelf'

allotment
The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) has awarded the second CSPA Fringe Award for Sustainable Production at the Edinburgh Fringe to Allotment, a darkly funny physical comedy produced by Nutshell Theatre, in co-production with Assembly. It is written by Jules Horne and directed by Kate Nelson

The award is designed to reward sustainable practice in the production of a fringe performance, in addition to content that encourages audiences to incorporate sustainable changes into their own lives.

Allotment takes place in the Inverleith allotments. It follows two sisters, Maddy and Dora living out their rivalries among their plants.

“We chose Allotment because of its successful incorporation of its location into the drama.” comments Ian Garrett, Executive Director of the CSPA. “The show’s honesty and heart is revealed in choosing to set it in a garden, and not build a facsimile on stage. Kudos to nutshell and Assembly for serving an already fantastic play so brilliantly ”

The CSPA Directors, Ian Garrett and Miranda Wright adjudicated the award, along with select CSPA affiliates. For the Edinburgh Fringe, Mhora Samuel and Tim Atkinson from The Theatres Trust’s European Regional Development Fund-backed Ecovenue project have helped the CSPA adapt the criteria for a UK audience, providing guidance on UK equivalents to US name brands, as well as providing insight on measuring conventions and policy.

photo: Pauline Goldsmith (Dora) and Nicola Jo Cully (Maddy)

www.nutshelltheatre.co.uk
www.sustainablepractice.org


2010 CSPA award goes to 'The Pantry Shelf'


The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) has awarded the first CSPA Fringe Award for Sustainable Production at the Edinburgh Fringe to The Pantry Shelf, a comedy produced by Team M & M.

The award is designed to reward sustainable practice in the production of a fringe performance, in addition to content that encourages audiences to incorporate sustainable changes into their own lives.

The Pantry Shelf is a satirical comedy that takes place in any ordinary pantry shelf. Characters are readily available food items. The story follows the addition of a revolutionary new snack to the shelf: Queenie, a quinoa, date and bark bar.

Queenie discovers that her healthy branding doesn’t accurately represent what’s actually inside. The comedy explores branding, consumerism and the corporate control of our diets.

“We chose The Pantry Shelf as the award winner based on its comprehensiveness,” comments Ian Garrett, Executive Director of the CSPA. “The show raised valid questions that are relevant to everyone’s daily lives, without being heavy handed. Team M&M took great care to ensure the production was produced as environmentally sustainable as possible, and the content of the play was both entertaining and informative.”

The CSPA Directors, Ian Garrett and Miranda Wright adjudicated the award. Mhora Samuel and Tim Atkinson from The Theatres Trust adapted the US criteria for a UK audience.

www.teammandm.co.uk
www.sustainablepractice.org

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