Performing the World 2018 Let’s Develop!

The 10th Performing the World (PTW) conference will be held Friday, September 21 through 23, 2018 in New York City! Proposals are due March 1st.
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Performing the World

Performing the World (PTW) is a global community of hundreds of “performance activists” who explore the power of performance and play to create a better world. The PTW community creatively engages social problems, educates, heals and activates others, to bring new social-cultural-psychological and political possibilities into existence.

A project of the East Side Institute and All Stars Project, the biennial Performing the World Conference in New York — the first in 2001 — has been a gathering place to explore and celebrate performance as a catalyst for human and community development and culture change.

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We have to perform the world again – and we’re all involved in this – because this one stinks.

Fred NewmanCo-Founder, Performing the World

I am inspired by the growth of the global performance movement and the role that PTW is playing in it, as not only a conference/performance festival but also a unique community event bringing people together to perform a new world.

Lois HolzmanDirector, East Side Institute

I have always felt alien at conferences, but this time I was swooped into the centre by curious, adventurous and inclusive people. I have a latent performer within, that got to go nuts a bit. And that was great!

PTW participant

I am inspired to know that there are many other people ‘out there’ who are as interested in radical change and development as I am.

PTW participant

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