The US in the U.S. Ensemble grew out of a Social Justice theatre project created by Professor A. Fajilan at California State University East Bay. In the Fall of 2016, "CSUFerguson" premiered with a cast of 15 multidisciplinary students seeking to put a “face on the faceless hoodie.” Following Theatre of the Oppressed philosophy, all of Us in the U.S.'s shows involve audience participation. They are devised from the ensemble and/or collaborations with other artists.
PROJECT: WRITE MYSELF FREE
US in the U.S. is dedicated to rebel against media and tradition telling us who we are and how to act. The country especially, focuses on creating identities for us rather than allowing us to create our own. Writing helps release tension because we store our blocked emotions and thoughts in our bodies and sometimes don't even know it there. We've developed protective habits so we can do go out into the world without feeling vulnerable; at the cost of our mental & physical healthy.
Queer Cat Productions creates playful, perspective-queering, boundary-pushing theatre and immersive experiences at the intersection of theater, games, and storytelling that are committed to curiosity about evolving forms.
PROJECT: THE GAY DIVORCE PLAY (2019)
The Gay Divorce Play an interactive living room theater ritual of a queer marriage dissolution party. TJ and Luz have invited you, their friends, to celebrate their divorce. And you said you would come…
Liar Liar Theater Collective
Liar Liar collective reinterprets Classical narratives through feminist lenses, utilizing unconventional methods of storytelling that recenter feminine voices and revolutionize the theatrical experience.
PROJECT: TWO COINS FOR THE FERRYMAN (2019, 2018)
Two Coins for the Ferryman is an immersive theatrical experience that sends six audience members on individual, heroic quests through the Greek underworld.