- Address : 45 Martense St., #2H, Brooklyn, NY 11226
The Operating Theater Company creates unusual, inventive, provocative live performance that experiments with perception and explores the subjectivity of human experience. We work from original material to devise theatrical and media-based performance that often involves audience participation. Our goal is to create work that lives somewhere between ritual and game, engaging audiences in active participation. The aim is to honestly, directly alter participants’ perception of the world, to encourage a sense of agency. Some ways in which we’ve experimented with this include: giving participants instructions to follow after arriving home, involving participants and performers in rites of initiation, and voluntary group hypnosis. It is also important to us as performers that we are able to participate in the learning experience and journey with the audience.