A performance of empathy, democracy and power, 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.

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NEWS


New Cities Of Participation!

After our three-city premiere at HERE Art Center in New York, ASU Gammage in Tempe, and DiverseWorks and the UH Mitchell Center in Houston, City Council Meeting is gearing up for San Francisco and Keene, NH.  


San San Francisco, CA

August 1-3 - Zspace

In Collaboration with Bay Area superstar Erika Chong Shuch


Keene, NH

October 29 - Redfern Ars Center

With the support of Keene State College


Or Just Read

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


 

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