A full house at PS122. On every seat a gift bag stuffed with curiosities. The sound system buzzing with 1970’s guitar. An open square of tables, the floor within painted bright white, glowing in an otherwise black room. An extra row of seats has been laid out to accommodate a group of theatre students from Germany.
Director David Levine starts things off, writing with a thick stump of chalk on the black brick walls.
“Tonight we’re here to discuss political theatre, why we make it, why we do it … what it even is.”
Some examples from around the tables: Ruined, Hair, Seven Jewish Children, Augusto Boal …