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This Is Not A Theatre Company Presents:
Who We Are
Theatre In The Dark
This Is Not A Theatre Company creates site-based, interactive, multi-sensory, participatory dance-theatre that is smelled, touched, and tasted as well as seen and heard. We surround participants with an event that engages the sensorium, asking them to perceive the world in new ways, and to empathize in new ways. Our work is not passively consumed; audiences co-create with us and, in doing so, actively practice creativity, as opposed to sitting before the results of someone else’s.
We use play (as both noun and verb) to foster critical thinking, multi-sensory full-bodied engagement, and radical empathy. We produce one or two participatory, multi-sensory, dance-theatre pieces per year, give workshops in participatory and multi-sensory theatre-making, and write open-source articles about our work to share tools and techniques with others. In addition, we have two on-going site-specific audio plays (available for download to a smartphone from the Apple and Android app stores) for the Staten Island Ferry (Ferry Play) and the NYC Subway system (Subway Plays), which bring theatre out of enclosed spaces and into daily life, and are available for $1.99 and $2.99 respectively.
Our goals are to expand the number of senses through which theatre is experienced, to expand the definition of “theatre,” and to make work with, not for, our audiences.
Watch our intro video from TDF below!
On-going: We are hosting pop-up performances of Theatre In The Dark, a multi-sensory theatre piece with food that takes place entirely in the dark. Smell, taste, and touch your way through this nourishing ode to joy, and let it awaken your autonomous sensory meridian responses.