Archive for the 'Viral theatre' Category

THAW: From viral action to activist benefactor

Friday, January 16th, 2009

In 2003, a group of New York City-based theatre artists got together in an attempt to organize a theatre-based city-wide protest against the war in Iraq.  The group stuck together and formed Theaters Against War, or THAW, a group whose goal is to nurture a pro-peace culture by standing up to attacks on civil liberties, […]

Harold Pinter: a lifetime of art and speaking out

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Harold Pinter, who died this past Christmas Eve at the age of 78, was not only an acclaimed playwright, actor, director and poet, he was an activist who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.  He was also someone who saw how art could be used as a tool for social change and recognized, as an […]

Let’s go to the library

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Even though we’re known for guerilla-style culture jams and highly improvised performances like Car Stories, OTL also has also produced a significant amount of text over the years, some of it theoretical material and some of it scripts for theatre. We’ve started collecting some of this in what we’re calling the Optative Library.  Just like […]