November 1-3, 2012

This is the city we make together by performing it. Who are you in it? Who represents you?

City Council Meeting is a participatory theater event about empathy, democracy and power. Combining transcripts from government meetings in several cities, as well as original writing and a surprise ending, City Council Meeting reveals the city we make each night by performing it. This work is created anew in each city where it is presented, with the help of local actors, activists, politicians, and other citizens.

City Council Meeting Houston is co-presented with DiverseWorks, and was developed during a spring 2012 research residency with Aaron Landsman. For more information on City Council Meeting see

City Council Meeting
November 1, 7:30pm
LOCATION: Palm Center, 2nd floor courtroom, 5300 Griggs Rd

November 2, 7:30pm
LOCATION: Project Row Houses’ Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St

November 3, 7:30pm
LOCATION: DiverseWorks, 4102 Fannin St

City Council Meeting began development with a three-year residency at HERE Art Center in New York, through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP); HERE will act as co-producer for the New York City presentation of the piece. City Council Meeting was also made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Pilot, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project also received support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. City Council Meeting is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by DiverseWorks Art Space, in partnership with HERE, Zspace and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The project also received support from the Puffin Foundation, Jerome Foundation and many individual donors.