Sunday, September 27, 2009

Show 22: G20 in Pittsburgh

Turnout: From everyone in the quad to 8.
Monetary Votes of Support: 21.40
Personal Injury Report: Kate stabbed a rolled up stack of paper we were (fortunately) using as a safety replacement for the gun (due to presence of riot cops and black helicopters) into Ben's left eye socket.

Show Description: After a 7 hour drive and a hike accross the CMU campus, we discovered that a bunch of anarchists had just left for their illegal march. So we played for college students and other activists who were there for the G20 but not for the police confrontation. Suffice to say, we didn't find the critical political tactics discussion we were looking for.

But we did find something else. One of the activists remaining on the periphery, a guy working on climate justice with pretty critical views of the police confrontation milieu (calling it "death cult S+M tactics") was talking about the "pedagogy of self-criticism". This gave us an idea that might become our next play, the development of which begins with conducting interviews with all kinds of people who went to Pittsburgh and comparing their various intentions, assumptions, and experiences. Please contact us if you'd like to help us develop this piece.

Did you see this show? If you did, comment on it, write a review, or ask us some questions. We'd like to hear it because we believe in artistic transparency.

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