"The Revolutionary Theatre must
Accuse and Attack anything that can be accused and attacked. It must
kill any God anyone names except common Sense."
Other Buffalo-Area Progressive Theatre Companies
Known as "Buffalo's off-Broadway," this
ten-year-old theatre company often focuses on gay-related and
politically oriented material
Buffalo's lesbian theatre troupe frequently speaks to political issues
Western New York's only professional African- American Theatre
Company -- often highly political
Political Theatre Groups & Troupes Worldwide!
Spearheaded by the notorious lefty actor Tim Robbins this L.A.-based
group is devoted to "raw, immediate, and socially minded"
Network of Refuse & Resist!
The anarchist group Refuse & Resist sponsors this national
network to create a "Culture of Resistance"
and Puppet Theatre
Not their official website, but a good source for info on
this left-wing puppet street theatre organization
Forum -- New York Marxist School
A central Manhattan-based educational group for radical political debate and theatrical productions
In Bad Times Theatre
Toronto's pre-eminent gay theatre often with a political angle
An off-off-Broadway collective devoted to
"Post-Modern Political Theatre"
- City Garage
A Santa Monica-based troupe which endeavors to "the
necessary global dialogue on social change."
An "alternative performance company" devoted to
"experimental & political" theatrical work
- The Diggers
Started in the 1960s, this quasi-underground San Francisco-based
street theatre campaign has long been a source of radical art
One of England's most progressive theatre companies
A Philadelphia-based company for "contemporary plays that
explore social, political, and cultural issues"
One of Melbourne, Australia's most extreme political theatres
An off-Broadway troupe devoted to controversial new works especially
that of Blacks and Latinos
Since the 1950s this company has been one of the
world's leading sources of controversial theatre
A Toronto-based group specializing in left-wing musicals, "inspired
by theatre practitioners, such as Bertolt Brecht, Dario Fo, Clifford
Odets and John McGrath"
A company on Manhattan's Lower East Side "specializing in
New Group Theatre
An off-Broadway troupe specifically focusing on social and political issues
Based in Montreal, this "non-hierarchical
dramatic collective" undertakes to "theatrically challenge
hegemonic thought-patterns and oppressive systems."
- The San Francisco
Since 1959, this collectivist troupe has been using everything from
street theatre to Commedia del'Arte to advance "socially
- Stage Left
The issue-oriented theatre that the Chicago Tribune calls
Theaters Against War
Built out of the 2003 anti-Gulf War movement, this NYC-based
umbrella group unites over two hundred member companies worldwide!
- Theatre of the
Rooted in the work of Brazilian Director Augusto Boal, this NYC
collectivist troupe uses "interactive theatre as an organizing
tool" against social injustice
An English-speaking Montreal based group whose mandate is to
"create a spectacle that produces in its audience a state of
revolution, fear, lust, and beauty"
A New Mexico touring company "committed to artistic risk,
physicality, absurdism, and poetic work"
We are eager to make this catalogue as all-inclusive
as possible. If you know of any websites that ought to be included here,
please contact us and let us know.