Fringecast 2012: The Theater of Public Policy

Brandon Boat and Tane Danger introduce us to The Theater of Public Policy.

Brandon Boat and Tane Danger, creators of The Theater of Public Policy.

I thought improvisation and public policy was a tough sell, that they couldn’t go well together. Then I thought about how it always seems that so much of public policy is “making it up as you go,” and I began to appreciate how their interconnectivity.

In response, the side of me that wants theatre and all its ilk to succeed is tempted to pronounce “Improv is the next great tool humanity will use to solve the issues of today!” It isn’t, but it is an unconventional tool, one that can travel to the heart of a policy and bring back a laugh or a kernel of truth.

The Theater of Public Policy runs August 4, 5, 7, 9, and 12 at the Brave New Workshop Student Union. Information on specific policy topics covered are posted in the background section on their Minnesota Fringe Festival page.


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