City Council Meeting is a performance created fresh in each city where it is presented, with local artists, activists, government officials and other citizens. Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay and Aaron Landsman are behind this. 

We embrace positive discord. We welcome adversaries. We depend on your engagement.

Participate

Currently, our cities include San Francisco, Houston, Tempe and NYC.



NEWS


Thank You!

Three years in the making, a three-city premiere, we want to thank everyone who came to see and be a part of this project in its first incarnations at HERE Art Center in New York, ASU Gammage in Tempe, and DiverseWorks and the UH Mitchell Center in Houston. 

Pictures

Here are photos of Houston

And Tempe

And New York

Upcoming

The script and an article by Mallory and Aaron in the fall issue of Theater. 

A San Francisco incarnation at Zspace in 2014.

At least one more city coming online soon. 

 

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

 City Council Meeting Houston's Secretary

Name: Autumn Knight

City: Houston

What is your affiliation with City Council Meeting?  

Performing as the city secretary. I've known about the concept for a while.

When is the last time you experienced a moment of real empathy? What brought it on? 

The young Indian woman who threads my face talked to me at length about being harassed by her co-workers and older women in her community because she isn't married yet. I empathized with her desire to be her own woman, travel and wait to find a partner from her ethnic community who shares her values, culture,etc.  

What can art do that local politics cannot? 

Everything. Is there something that art cannot do?

 

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ARTICLES & ENDORSEMENTS

The New York Times

City Council Meeting's preview from just this month. 

Time Out New York

Helen Shaw's review of the NYC performances

Free Press Houston

John Pluecker wrestles a response to our premiere

Houston CultureMap

Nancy Wozny's rehearsal-view article

Portland Monthly Magazine

A little story about the origins of the project

Theater Of Tiny Disjuncture

by Aaron Landsman on Howlround

ArtOnAir

Interview with Peter McCabe

Time Out New York Preview

Short interview with Mr. David Cote

Asking Everyone To Act

by Aaron Landsman on Howlround