Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This Blog

This blog is an open archive providing in depth documentation of Insurgent Theatre's Ulysses' Crewmen project.

Here we will:

1. transparently present the results of this experiment in radical economy.
Each performance begins with a brief discussion of our economic practices. We've made these practices a component of the show. Ulysses' Crewmen does not make sense as a play outside of this context. One of these practices is, whenever possible, doing the show for free and accepting voluntary donations. If we are going to successfully solicit such donations from people, we feel it's important to be honest and transparent about where our money is coming from and how it is being spent.

2. offer audiences an opportunity to discuss, feedback, and communicate with us and each other about the show.
We create art with the intention of communicating with our audience. We love when the audience communicates back. We prefer to hear criticism and reviews as a crowd of voices rather than a filtered viewpoint of a supposed expert.

3. Document and communicate our experiences on the road.
We do not want D I Y theatre touring to be this really cool thing that only people with connections are able to do. We want to empower anyone who wants to make theatre and present it outside of the restrictive channels of established practices. We hope to share advice, lessons learned, and contacts. If you have any questions, or need help with a tour or a show you are attempting to bring together yourself, please, do not hesitate to ask. Ben can be reached at 414 305 9832 or

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