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Transient Theater: New Plays Presented in Old Ways

Editor | SantaFe.com - July 1, 2013

Transient Theater takes a world premiere to 16 cities as a part of a five-week national tour

Sometimes a revolution begins by returning to an archaic model. Just ask the crew over at Transient Theater. Taking new American plays and touring them to a grassroots network of supporters is unheard of, but it’s a tradition that pre-dates theatrical institutions by centuries.
 
Two marionette-like clowns navigate the turbulently intertwined worlds of commerce and intimacy dropping into and performing three short plays in this hour-long production. A waitress and a cop, a stripper and her husband, a pigeon loft owner and her colleague, ponder together the nature of human relations and the mix of money between.
 
Candice Benge, founding member of Transient Theater, says, “Our mission is to increase empathy in our culture and producing… is only half that equation. By sleeping in people’s homes and asking them to share food with strangers, we hope that we’re strengthening that tendency toward empathy even more.”
 
Enjoy Momo and Co's gluten-free vegan treats during this one night only performance.

Transient Theater from Unnikrishnan Raveendranathan on Vimeo.

Santa Fe Performance Details
July 19, 2013, 6:30pm
Momo and Company, 229 Johnson St., Santa Fe, NM   87501
Ticket Prices, $12 General, $10 Students and Seniors http://www.transienttheater.com/tickets.php
 
More Information
Mini documentary about last year’s tour: http://vimeo.com/68838110
Article in May/June 2013 American Theatre Magazinehttp://www.tcg.org/publications/at/issue/strategies.cfm?indexID=29
 
From a Transient Theater press release...
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