Rachel Grossman speaks on how we can interrupt the ritual of the experience of theatre, provide audience with invitations of agency, and begin making theatre with the audience instead of in spite of them.

About the speaker

Rachel Grossman is an artist and engagement strategist focused on the art-artist-audience triangulation. She is a co-founder of and Ring Leader for the devised theatre ensemble dog & pony dc, with whom she has collaboratively created seven original works that integrate the audience into the live performance. Rachel launched Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s “connectivity” initiative and served as the first connectivity director, transforming the way the company considers the relationship between its work, audience, and community. Prior to that she managed education and community programming at four DC regional theatres. Rachel was one of 50 professionals featured in Theatre Communications Group’s I AM THEATRE campaign. She’s a fan of beets, brussel sprouts, action films, and well-facilitated discussions.

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