Participatory Theater

May 10 - 12
Participatory Theater: The Intersection of Theater and Social Action
International Festival and Symposium



In participatory theater, audience members interact and engage with the performance and the artists. This shift in the artist-audience relationship opens up opportunities to question form, aesthetics, and content in theater art, civil engagement and social justice. Audience members can explore issues, develop a sense of ownership, and work together to think about how change can happen.

Taking place May 10 - 12, 2014 at various venues around Washington, the Participatory Theater Festival and Symposium brings theater innovators from Germany, Switzerland and Austria into collaboration with Washington, DC actors, directors, and audiences.

Produced by Zeitgeist DC (Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, Goethe-Institut Washington and the Embassy of Switzerland) and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, in cooperation with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Studio Theatre, dog & pony dc, and New York’s Sojourn Theater. More ...

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