THIS IS NOT A THEATER COMPANY
This Is Not A Theatre Company’s productions are smelled, touched, and tasted as well as seen and heard; we ask partakers to surround themselves with the event, to engage the sensorium, to relish every aspect of what they perceive. We create site-based, immersive, multi-sensory participatory dance-theatre that can be eaten, touched, and smelled as well as seen and heard. Our theatre is not something to passively consume, but to co-create. We do this because it asks the audience to perceive the world in new ways, to empathize in new ways, and to practice creativity – not to sit and watch the results of someone else’s creativity, but to create something themselves.
Our events include: Festival de la Vie (a site-specific audio play for the Place de l’Horloge in Avignon); Pool Play 2.0 (set in an actual natatorium); Versailles 2015/2016 (an immersive house party about income inequality); A Serious Banquet (an interactive dinner party based on the party Picasso threw for Henri Rousseau in 1908 Paris); Café Play (set in an actual café and including food); Subway Plays (a site-specific audio play for the NYC subway system); Ferry Play (a site-specific audio play for the Staten Island Ferry); and Readymade Cabaret, a Duchamp-inspired play about chance encounters. Our work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Theatre Magazine, Culturebot, Howlround, TDF Stages and TCG, among others. TINATC has participated in the Avignon Theatre Festival and the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, in India.
In 2019 This Is Not A Theatre Company was listed as one of the Top 5 Immersive Theatre Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell for TDF.