Production of original or published works is typical of what comes to mind for most theatre companies. Fuse Theatre’s approach is to add elements of audience engagement to deepen understanding and connection to the performance. The goal of our productions is to engage the community in the production.
Applying theatre methods of playmaking, community-based theatre and theatre in education, Fuse works with community partners – both actors and non-actors to generate thought provoking performances. The goals of these programs are to teach, to provide opportunities for collaborative work (create opportunities for silenced voices) and create awareness of social issues through performance. Fuse Theatre’s
Artists work with the community members to engage in dialogue and discussion using theatre techniques. The goals of this practice are community connections and civic dialogue. The participants and their exchange are the focus rather than any type of performance. Fuse Theatre’s co-sponsorship with the San Mateo County History Museum of Pecha Kucha: Redwood