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Superhero Clubhouse Inc

Brooklyn, NY   |  www.superheroclubhouse.org/

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Mission

Superhero Clubhouse creates theater to enact climate and environmental justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Lanxing Fu

Co Principal Officer

Jem Pickard

Main address

1716 Caton Ave Apt 34

Brooklyn, NY 11226 USA

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EIN

85-3620846

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Climate change presents an unprecedented opportunity for people to unite across disciplines and cultures to build a thriving, resilient, and just society. Our programming is not focused solely on creating performances or direct actions like protests; instead, we work to bring together and serve a wide range of individuals – including students, scientists, artists, organizers, teachers, and policy-makers – to create space for creative expression, critical thinking, and empathy around climate justice. By inviting their different perspectives, experiences, and skills into creative and collaborative processes, we discover a more cohesive vision of the future, and are able to act as a bridge between distinct New York City communities to model a regenerative society in response to the climate crisis.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Original Performances

We create and produce original works of eco-theater, from full-length plays in traditional venues to multi-modal experiences on hiking trails and city streets. We have produced 18 original works since 2007 in a multitude of genres and forms, including virtual performances.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people
Activists
Artists and performers

Big Green Theater (BGT) is an annual eco-playwriting program for public school students, uplifting the imaginations of young people most impacted by our new climate reality and bringing their new works to life on stage in professionally-staffed productions. Since 2018, we have engaged 158 students and performed their plays to an audience of over 2,300.

Population(s) Served
Children
Preteens
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

We facilitate workshops, teaching and sharing tools for anyone to creatively respond to climate and environmental crises through collaborative theater-making. Since 2018, our workshops have reached over 550 people and engaged 160 artists.

Population(s) Served

We offer paid residency programs where individuals from different backgrounds collaborate on new performance-based work exploring environmental and climate justice. Fellows have ranged from dancers and scientists to poets and community organizers. A recent iteration, the Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship, brought together ten residents of the L.E.S. neighborhood to reflect on the decade since Hurricane Sandy and build upon existing creative community resilience to climate impacts. We have hosted over 20 Fellows since 2018, resulting in the creation of 4 new works centering on environmental justice, along with 6 public events showcasing them.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Artists and performers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Original Performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Original Performances

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Big Green Theater

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Big Green Theater

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each year we serve about 15 students directly and reach an audience size that varies. 2020 reflects a large virtual audience reach.

Fellowship Program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Fellowships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These figures reflect direct support of 10 fellows and the audience size their performances reach, which varies.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

For over 15 years, Superhero Clubhouse has been harnessing the power of theater to further environmental justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future in the face of the climate crisis. We stage original performances, provide creative resources for communities, and bring together diverse collaborators from all walks of life to practice critical thinking and empathy and to collectively envision the road that leads to a regenerative, equitable future.

We accomplish our mission through four programmatic pillars:

Original Performances: We create and produce original works of eco-theater, from full-length plays in traditional venues to multi-modal experiences on hiking trails and city streets. We have produced 18 original works since 2007 in a multitude of genres and forms, including virtual performances.

Big Green Theater: An annual eco-playwriting program for public school students, uplifting the imaginations of young people most impacted by our new climate reality and bringing their new works to life on stage in professionally-staffed productions. Since 2018, we have engaged 158 students and performed their plays to an audience of over 2,300.

Creative Workshops: We facilitate workshops, teaching and sharing tools for anyone to creatively respond to climate and environmental crises through collaborative theater-making. Since 2018, our workshops have reached over 550 people and engaged 160 artists.

Fellowships: We offer paid residency programs where individuals from different backgrounds collaborate on new performance-based work exploring environmental and climate justice. Fellows have ranged from dancers and scientists to poets and community organizers. A recent iteration, the Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship, brought together ten residents of the L.E.S. neighborhood to reflect on the decade since Hurricane Sandy and build upon existing creative community resilience to climate impacts. We have hosted over 20 Fellows since 2018, resulting in the creation of 4 new works centering on environmental justice, along with 6 public events showcasing them.

We recognize the importance of not only fostering works of eco-theater, but also offering resources and tools to empower communities to respond to climate and environmental crises through theater-making and creative public engagement. To further this goal, in 2023-24 we are launching a new project, There Will Be Monsters, that uses cooperative game mechanisms and immersive theater to offer audiences a fictional space to practice decision-making towards climate justice.

Financials

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Superhero Clubhouse Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Jamē McCray

Rad Pereira

Courtney St. John

Sara Elghobashy

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/14/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

Disability

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