Reflection

Well, it’s been over a year since I started this blog, and over a year since I started neglecting it. The Occupy Movement is a 2011 touchstone, but now a thing of the passed. The passed over, as it will be unremembered. Living in Oakland at the time of Occupy was tumultuously challenging and interesting. I am now back in less-occupied Cincinnati, OH. Rereading these pieces I am struck with how unedited they are. For better or for worse, these are first draft pieces that I mostly wrote by hand while riding on a bus through the Easy Bay. While sitting in the Occupy Oakland camp. While riding Bart to and from San Francisco. They are expressions of a moment. I think often upon the ramifications of our actions, as individuals and as a country. Where do we go from here?

Eileen Tull
Occupy Theatre


Occupying Theatre in London

If you happen to be in the UK next month, check out THE OCCUPIED TIMES – A Living Newspaper About the Occupy Movement. This news comes to me from German Munoz, a London playwright who contacted me on Twitter.

The Occupied Times – A Living Newspaper

After spending a month researching and visiting the Occupy sites in London, emerging playwrights will present a night of short plays in the format of a living newspaper. They will act as reporters and cast a critical eye on the Occupy movement, its supporters and detractors, all under the Arcola Tent.

Living newspaper” is a theatrical form that originated in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution, it was used to present information on current events to audiences.

This project was inspired by “It’s not in the P-I: A living newspaper about a dying newspaper” presented in Seattle, USA in 2009 as a response to the closing of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper by Newswrights United and playwright Paul Mullin.

Sunday, 19 Feb 2012
3:00pm & 7:00pm
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

Arcola Tent
2-8 Ashwin Street
London, E8 3D
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OCCUPY THEATRE!


Occupy Theater Pub

Resistance! by Gabriel Leif Bellman, directed by Eileen Tull, featuring Charles Lewis III, Kirsten Broadbear, and Nick Trengrove.

Occupy Theater Pub by SF Theater Pub – January 2012

Also performed at SF Theater Pub: Boy in Blue with the same director and cast.


San Francisco – Occupy Theatre Pub

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and all things Occupy, San Francisco Theatre Pub is hosting a “Sit-in” for their January program.

Almost a dozen short plays and performance pieces will be presented by the ensemble, each presenting a unique view on the Occupy Movement.

January 16th
8PM at Cafe Royale in SF
Free admission!

CLICK HERE for more information!


Occupy Broadway

December 2-3
Occupy Broadway
24 hours of performances in Times Square.

Keep an eye out for A LOVE POEM TO THE 1% on Saturday at 3PM (location to be disclosed on Friday)
If you happen to be in the area, send pictures or video of the Occupy Broadway events!


Theatre at Sproul Plaza

Occupying Theatre in California –

PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday, November 22

4 pm, discussion at 4:30.

Sproul steps, UC Berkeley

The Water Underground invites you to attend our wild one-act comedy The Gold Fish, or, Straight Flushes for the Manifestly Destined at the Open University at UC Berkeley.

The Gold Fish is a one-act salmon slapstick opera in which a poor wayfaring Salmon has to pawn her eggs to gamble for river passage, a Nymph casino dealer confronts its water-wars PTSD, the Army Chorus of Engineers gets lost, the Water Tycoon’s dirty dealing ends in cataclysmic wash-out, and the Dispossessed Riparian Choir arises.

A discussion on the history, politics, and ramifications of California’s waterworks and how people’s movements are reimagining water supply will follow the performance.

 

 

*Occupying theatre elsewhere? Send your show info and we’ll post it up!*


THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

BUT IT WILL BE STAGED