Since 1999, (itp) has served CU-Boulder and the surrounding communities by providing professionally scripted/improvisational performances and facilitated discussions of social issues. These performances become a springboard for dialogue between the audience, characters, and facilitators.
The conversation that evolves provides a unique opportunity for groups to explore complex issues while developing greater community strength, creativity and cultural competence.
(itp) is inspired by the vision of Augusto Boal, who created a theatre that eliminated spectators and created "spectactors" - audience members who are central to the success of the performance. (itp) realizes this vision by crafting scenes where audience members can identify and empathize with all of the characters.
Immediately after the performance, the audience becomes part of the show by asking the characters questions that lead to greater understanding and empathy. The characters then leave, and the facilitators guide a discussion of the concerns that are strongest for the audience members.
Including scenes on: creating accessible and inclusive
communities, challenges facing individuals with disabilities
Including scenes on: eating disorders, the role of media,
men and body image
Heterosexism & Homophobia
Including scenes on: bias-motivated assaults, roommates,
coming out to friends and family
Including scenes on: intersections of identity,
Including scenes on: dynamics of privilege and oppression,
male privilege, white privilege.
Including scenes on: bias-motivated incidents, challenges of interracial relationships,
being the only member of a racial/ethnic minority at work/school/an event, anti-Semitism.
Sexism & Sexual Assault
Including scenes on: dating relationships, the 1st-Year Student Orientation program
'Just Another Party'.
Socio-Economic Status/Social Class
Including scenes on: work/school/life balance, money and relationships.
But we need some information first. Please send us an email with the following information:
Organization / School Name
Contact Position Title
Class / Event Name
Class / Event Location
Class / Event Time
Estimated Audience Size
Specific Issues you'd like to be discussed
Any additional information
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!
-Alumni of (itp)
-Student staff and audience member
-Staff member at CU Boulder
-Faculty at CU Boulder
Feel free to contact us at any time, with any way you choose:
By mailThe Interactive Theatre Project
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO, 80309
By phoneRebecca Brown Adelman, M.A.
Stop by the officeWe are located in the Center for Community, N320 within the Center for Multicultural Affairs.
Interested in Joining Interactive Theatre Project (itp)?
Are you a CU student?
Passionate about social justice?
Like to perform?
Want to engage in democratic dialogue about issues important to you and your campus community?
Come audition for (itp)!
Audition Information: Auditions are currently closed for the fall 2012 semester.
Please check our website at the start of the spring 2013 semester for future audition information.
If you have a question, send us an email at: