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A VISUAL CATALOG OF PEOPLE GOING TO THE THEATRE.

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Q: If you could say something to a young person who didn’t think theatre was for them, what would you say?
A: Just go experience it, so you can see yourself.
Q: Why do you go to the theatre?
A: I like different fields of creativity. It’s more visual and live, so it’s great.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: If you could say something to a young person who didn’t think theatre was for them, what would you say?
A: Just go experience it, so you can see yourself.
Q: Why do you go to the theatre?
A: I like different fields of creativity. It’s more visual and live, so it’s great.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: If you could change one thing about theatre to make it more accessible for young people, what would it be?
A: I guess it would be ticket prices, but I have a lot of friends that work on shows and I know that the ticket sales are helping to support them. So, it’s a double-edged sword being theatre practitioner when I can’t afford to see shows my friends are in.
Q: What would you say if you could say something to a young person who didn’t think theatre was for them? 
A: You have throw yourself into it at least once and then decide.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: If you could change one thing about theatre to make it more accessible for young people, what would it be?
A: I guess it would be ticket prices, but I have a lot of friends that work on shows and I know that the ticket sales are helping to support them. So, it’s a double-edged sword being theatre practitioner when I can’t afford to see shows my friends are in.
Q: What would you say if you could say something to a young person who didn’t think theatre was for them?
A: You have throw yourself into it at least once and then decide.

Photo by Christa Tandana

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Excited for ‘Bullets Over Broadway’!

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Excited for ‘Bullets Over Broadway’!

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Q: If you could change one thing about theatre to make it more accessible, what would it be?
A: Advocate for less risk mitigation and take more risks on young theatre artists. The only way to hear new voices is by giving young voices a way to be heard.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: If you could change one thing about theatre to make it more accessible, what would it be?
A: Advocate for less risk mitigation and take more risks on young theatre artists. The only way to hear new voices is by giving young voices a way to be heard.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: What would you say to a young person who didn’t think theatre was for them?
A: You haven’t seen the right stuff! There’s something for everyone - whether it be the wacky and the weird or the Broadway musical.
Q: Why is theatre important?
A: I’m originally from London. And it’s much more valued in the culture and society as a whole. It’s just as important as any form of expression.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: What would you say to a young person who didn’t think theatre was for them?
A: You haven’t seen the right stuff! There’s something for everyone - whether it be the wacky and the weird or the Broadway musical.
Q: Why is theatre important?
A: I’m originally from London. And it’s much more valued in the culture and society as a whole. It’s just as important as any form of expression.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: If you could say something to a young person who didn’t think theatre was for them, what would you say?
A: Well, a couple of years ago, I didn’t think of myself as a theatre person. I didn’t like the idea of theatre and I took a class and now I write musical theatre. And I used to think it was quote-on-quote “gay” and not cool… Then, I saw a production of Hairspray and thought, ‘This is amazing.’ So, I took a couple of classes so I could get better at public speaking. And before I knew it, I had taken all the classes and I figured, ‘Oh my gosh - I’m gonna go and be an actor!’ …It didn’t happen. But, then my last semester, I said, ‘Let me go and take a playwriting class’. And then, I went to get my masters in musical theatre.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: If you could say something to a young person who didn’t think theatre was for them, what would you say?
A: Well, a couple of years ago, I didn’t think of myself as a theatre person. I didn’t like the idea of theatre and I took a class and now I write musical theatre. And I used to think it was quote-on-quote “gay” and not cool… Then, I saw a production of Hairspray and thought, ‘This is amazing.’ So, I took a couple of classes so I could get better at public speaking. And before I knew it, I had taken all the classes and I figured, ‘Oh my gosh - I’m gonna go and be an actor!’ …It didn’t happen. But, then my last semester, I said, ‘Let me go and take a playwriting class’. And then, I went to get my masters in musical theatre.

Photo by Christa Tandana

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(Right) “I particularly like Theatre of the Oppressed because we participate in exploring the possible solutions to the difficulties we’re facing. It’s not a didactic process. We’re not being lectured at. So, I like that participatory dimension of it.”

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(Right) “I particularly like Theatre of the Oppressed because we participate in exploring the possible solutions to the difficulties we’re facing. It’s not a didactic process. We’re not being lectured at. So, I like that participatory dimension of it.”

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Q: What’s your favorite thing about Theatre of the Oppressed?
A (Left): You can bring your own perspective and experience and really show somebody what it means to go through something and relay emotion and how you process things. It’s better to show rather than tell.
A: I think the tool that Theatre of the Oppressed uses to do forum theatre is really unique because it doesn’t sort of just ‘put on a show’. It also asks more of the community members and the audience to take the place of that individual. It’s also the onus on the community to speak out about how you saw the problem together. So, I think that’s a really amazing tool and it’s very rare to see that done.

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Q: What’s your favorite thing about Theatre of the Oppressed?
A (Left): You can bring your own perspective and experience and really show somebody what it means to go through something and relay emotion and how you process things. It’s better to show rather than tell.
A: I think the tool that Theatre of the Oppressed uses to do forum theatre is really unique because it doesn’t sort of just ‘put on a show’. It also asks more of the community members and the audience to take the place of that individual. It’s also the onus on the community to speak out about how you saw the problem together. So, I think that’s a really amazing tool and it’s very rare to see that done.

Photo by Christa Tandana

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"We just met."

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"We just met."

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Q: Have you guys ever had a theatre experience that changed your life or perspective on something?
A (Right): I think it was through theatre that I was able to find my own voice and move through some deep shyness and insecurities and found a way to express myself. I think that theatre has really changed my life and perspective by hearing people’s stories.
A (Left): I’ve never stood on a stage before and probably never would. But, for me, stories are really important and it’s how you connect to and understand people. It means a lot to me to sit in an audience and listen to people tell their stories.

Photo by Christa Tandana

#PeopleattheTheatre

Q: Have you guys ever had a theatre experience that changed your life or perspective on something?
A (Right): I think it was through theatre that I was able to find my own voice and move through some deep shyness and insecurities and found a way to express myself. I think that theatre has really changed my life and perspective by hearing people’s stories.
A (Left): I’ve never stood on a stage before and probably never would. But, for me, stories are really important and it’s how you connect to and understand people. It means a lot to me to sit in an audience and listen to people tell their stories.

Photo by Christa Tandana

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