City Council Meeting is created locally in each new city that presents the project. We do this through a series of two to three short visits by the lead artists, followed by a final residency of up to three weeks, culminating in public performances (or "open meetings," depending on your point of view.) For this final residency we travel with an assistant, and need to bring or procure relatively basic but visually and sonically pleasing light, sound and video equipment.
Local residencies allow us to work with venues to bring together artists, politicians, activists and other parties from a city, and alter the text and structure of the piece so it really reflects where it lives. We work with major arts presenters, universities, activist groups, museums and other organizations to make the project as rich as possible. Partnerships are optimal. We can also help you create something replicable, so that you can continue doing your own local version of the work without us there.
If you are interested in bringing City Council Meeting to your city, we are available to start the process now, toward presentation dates in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons.
Fees are available on request. Tour subsidy is available to selected partners, via the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Pilot.
Aaron Landsman, Creator/Writer