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Sustainable Production Award for ‘Allotment’

Friday, 2 September, 2011

Edinburgh show by Jules Horne wins award

We reviewed ‘Allotment’ here: https://fringereport.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/2384/

Inverleith Allotments

Now, the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) has awarded the second CSPA Fringe Award for Sustainable Production to the site-specific drama directed by Kate Nelson. Allotment was produced by Nutshell at the Inverleith Allotments in a co-production with Assembly.

Allotment is a dark and physical tragicomedy that takes place in a real allotment. It follows green-fingered sisters Dora and Maddy as they live out their rivalry among the plants.

“We chose Allotment because of it’s 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 ”

Ian Garrett and Miranda Wright founded the CSPA in early 2008 after individually working on each of the programs that now make up the multi-faceted approach to sustainability separately. The organization provides a network of resources to arts organizations, which enables them to be ecologically and economically sustainable while maintaining artistic excellence. Past and Present partnerships have included the University of Oregon, Ashden Directory, Arcola Theater, Diverseworks Artspace, Indy Convergence, York University, LA Stage Alliance and others. www.sustainablepractice.org

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