Stephen Bourke has been involved in Theatre and Events for the past 30 years in Dublin, in the UK and on many local and international tours.
Having been a performer, stage crew, stage manager, production manager, audio visual technician, lighting and sound technician and set builder, Stephen realised the impact Theatre and Events were having on the environment.
He was aghast and disheartened every time he saw a Set end up in a skip or that was rotting in a storage facility so he came up with the plan to try to eradicate such waste within the industry through the sharing of knowledge and introducing sustainability.
The benefits of this are that the carbon footprint of the company is reduced, by means of the reduction of waste, and also the reduction of virgin material in the construction of the set.
Stephen's wife and business partner Nicky Bourke, has also been involved in Theatre for over 30 years. She's been a Musical Theatre performer, stage actress and has also worked on Stage Door, as Backstage Crew, as a Dresser amongst other things.