Power to the People

The audience is part of the performance.

Brazilian performance artist Augusto Boal believes that standard theater divides people into a few who do and the many who watch. To Boal, this represents a model of the overall ruling structure in which monologue leads to oppression. In response, he wrote a book and set up a program called Theatre of the Oppressed, which taught theater groups how to incorporate a passive audience into the workings of the stage.

Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Museo de las Américas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, guest curator Mark McCoin brings that same spirit of viewer/performer dialogue to MOMENTOinteractivo. "Our goal is to present local performers and performance groups and the projects that they're currently working on while including aspects of time, space and incorporation of the audience," says the Museo's Nicole Roush. Tickets are $3 to $5; call 303-571-4401 or go to www.museo.org.
Tue., March 11, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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