We at The Civilians create work based upon interviews taken from real people who find themselves in a particular political or social circumstance of controversy or interest. Over the past several months we've been interviewing people involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement. With these interviews we’ve held two cabaret-type performances in Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in NYC.
Now we are getting everyone involved!
Working with the spirit of the Occupy movement we have come to envision a theater project that reflects the quality of energy of the movement itself. That vision has manifested into a grassroots theater project called Occupy Your Mind. The Civilians invites artists of all types (even artists still in the artistic closet!) to engage in the work that we do regularly; to interview Occupiers near you and ultimately to share a video of your Occupy performance with the world, online.
All the performances on the website will be part of the creative commons, which allows groups across the country/world to have access to these performances and make an Occupy Your Mind evening of performance or find another way to use the material.
To become part of Occupy Your Mind, you just:
- find someone in the Occupy Movement
- Have a conversation with them about it
- Edit that Conversation into a 4 minute or less monologue
- Perform in front of a minimum of 2 people
- Video that performance
- Go to http://www.thecivilians.org/programs/occupy_your_mind.html and upload
You can go to our website for more information: http://www.thecivilians.org/programs/occupy_your_mind.html
PASS ALONG AND GET INVOLVED
IDEAS FOR THIS PROJECT INCLUDE LIVE PERFORMANCE NIGHTS AND ALSO CONNECTING OCCUPIES W. LIVE WEB PERFORMANCES
PLEASE CONTACT ME (Steve Ginsburg) at email@example.com with any questions about this project.
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