Adam Ledger

Adam Ledger
is a ClimateCultures Author

An artistic director interested in how art practices can bring empowering messages about climate, and a senior lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts (University of Birmingham).

Adam is joint artistic director of The Bone Ensemble: productions include Again, Caravania! and Where’s My Igloo Gone?, a participatory performance concerning climate change. He is interested in how art practices can bring a positive and empowering message about climate to audiences. Where’s My Igloo Gone? for children aged 5+ and families, will tour in Autumn 2017 – Spring 2018, accompanied by a new, interactive installation that turns environmental data into a creative, participatory artwork. 

Adam is also a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham. He taught previously at University College Cork and the University of Hull, and has directed projects internationally. Adam’s research centres on performance practice: books include Odin Teatret: Theatre in a New Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and The Director and Directing: Craft, Process and Aesthetic in Contemporary Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).

Adam is one of our members featuring their work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared the video performance of The Bone Ensemble's Gulp! on Day 9 of the 40-day series.

Adam's ClimateCultures Posts:

Gulp! flyer for The Bone Ensemble theatre project

Gulp! Water Choices, Stories and Theatre

Theatre-maker and arts academic Adam Ledger shares the thinking behind Gulp!, The Bone Ensemble's project on global water issues, and the challenges of creating an engaging and participatory family drama on environmental issues, inequalities and opportunities during Covid-19. 1,800 Read More
Action, Participation, Feeling: Where’s My Igloo Gone?

Action, Participation, Feeling: Where’s My Igloo Gone?

Artistic Director Adam Ledger discusses the process of devising The Bone Ensemble's Where's My Igloo Gone? and the challenges of making participatory theatre about home and community that presents climate change as something that we can collectively address. Read More