guerrilla theater

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dramatization of a social issue

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In either case, Guerrilla Theater is obviously a form of journalism and of pedagogy: it is theater and message both.
He participated in guerrilla theater in Los Angeles in the 1960s, supported the farm workers' strikes and grape boycotts of 1965 alongside Cesar Chavez, and campaigned with the Young Christian Workers to bolster voting in Hispanic communities.
The term derives from the guerrilla theater of the Vietnam War period, which borrowed the name and some of the tactics ("simplicity of tactics, mobility, small bands, pressure at the points of greatest weakness, surprise") of guerrilla warfare (Schechner, "Guerrilla" 163).
Storefront Theatre (224-4001), begun 19 years ago as a kind of guerrilla theater, has evolved into one of the city's leading companies.
To maintain his leadership, he followed the youth culture through its love-ins, its pseudo-revolutions, and its antipolitical guerrilla theater of deliberately alienating the pigs.
appealing, irreverent and frequently outrageous, a guerrilla theater attack that spares no one.
Wasserman and Norman Kaufman worked together in a guerrilla theater group that performed on the streets and sometimes on stages in Los Angeles in the 1930s.
Although Chicano identity has been Luis Valdez's theme since all but the earliest years of El Teatro Campesino, the guerrilla theater he founded in the 1960s, getting a clear sense of his roots became doubly important to him when his parents died in the mid-1990s.
There's a theater of relaxation, theater of consolation, theater of aesthetic attraction, and there is guerrilla theater.
And Greenpeace combines direct action and guerrilla theater with great effect.
But she is "not sure what the goal is" of the "in-your-face cultural guerrilla theater.
According to organizers, today's activities will include the kick-off of a student referendum to "Dump Sodexho" (Oberlin College), guerrilla theater demonstrations (American University and Earlham College), and potlucks for students who want to observe the boycott (Hampshire College and SUNY Binghamton).
Manifesto concludes with a call for guerrilla theater, civil disobedience, unionization, a halt to business as usual in academia.
Angry students performed their guerrilla theater, wearing gas masks, burying cars, pouring oil in the reflecting pool at the Standard Oil Building in San Francisco, delivering a dead octopus to Florida Light & Power to protest its pollution of Biscayne Bay.
The show, bound to the transcripts and the defendants' efforts to present a united front, doesn't distinguish between, say, Tom Hayden (Matt Kirkwood) and Abbie Hoffman (Paul Provenza) on the wisdom of bringing guerrilla theater interventions to the courtroom.