City Council Meeting Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay
City Council Meeting has been made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Pilot, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project also received support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. City Council Meeting is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by DiverseWorks, in partnership with HERE, Zspace and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Forth Fund, and the Community Fund. Support for the Community Fund comes from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and MetLife Foundation. For more information: www.npnweb.org. The project also received support from the Puffin Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, and many individual donors. City Council Meeting is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The project is developed with lead support from the HERE Artist-in-Residence Program (HARP).
City Council Meeting played May 9-22, 2013 in three locations: HERE/Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School; LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; and El Museo del Barrio.
About the show
City Council Meeting is a participatory theater event about empathy, democracy, and power. Created by Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett and Jim Findlay, the project combines local government transcripts, original writing and a surprise ending, revealing the city we make together each night by performing it. Who are you in this place? You live here. What’s your problem?
Adapted/Written by Aaron Landsman
Directed/Dramaturged by Mallory Catlett
Designed by Jim Findlay
Photo credit: dabfoto/David A. Brown