Mission

Public Moves is an umbrella for theatre-makers who are dedicated to engaging the public on topics that are often left unexamined in our culture.  We  cultivate ensemble and physical approaches to theatre-making that challenge the dominant modes and motives of American theatre production. We will also use  alternative techniques such as  The Theatre of the Oppressed as we create and produce a range of performances, workshops, readings and events to stimulate thoughtful civic dialogue  on matters that examine the public good.

What is the public good?

Rather than offering some set answer, we are interested in theatre that provokes this question and stimulates discussion of what is in the public good. We are convinced that, in our current culture of apathy, partisan antipathy, technological disconnection, and pervasive violence, this is the most important question we can ask.

“The noblest motive is the public good.”
 --Virgil–

“Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.”

“El teatro es una forma de conocimiento; debe y puede ser un conducto para transformar al la sociedad. El teatro nos puede ayudar a construir nuestro futuro, en vez de estar esperando a que nos llegue”
–Augusto Boal–