In collaboration with the presenter, we identify participating organizations and target populations. Recent partners have included radio stations, public schools, hospitals, local newspapers, colleges of art and design, synagogues and ESL programs. Past community participants range from at-risk teenagers, women warriors (women over 65), martial artists, Somalian refugees, to local musicians, rap artists, photographers, and politicians.
In a 2-8 week residency, the company teaches workshops, gives informal performances, rehearses nightly with an auditioned community cast, and creates new video portraits shot on locations around the area which will then be incorporated into the final performance event.
These performances can take place in a theater or in a site of special significance to the community such as an abandoned mill, the old city hall, a defunct casino, a park, or a garden.