"The Group" is an intimate exploration of grief and death within the safe container of fictional relationships. Two grief support groups run concurrently without knowledge of each other: one for the living and one for their dead. Over the course of two hours, secrets are revealed, a year passes, grief evolves, and life (or death) goes on.
This is not a traditional performance, but a 3-hour, extremely participatory, interactive theatre experience that emphasizes relationships and introspection. There are no audience members or actors, only participants and facilitators. Limited to 14 participants, we are asking each person to improvise and co-create this experience for themselves and each other. Improvisation will be structured, specific, and suitable for beginners. A 45-minute character and relationship creation workshop is included in the three-hour run time, as well as a 10-minute debrief.
If you came to our beta test version back in October and had a good time, please tell your friends/come back! We've changed some things up since touring it in NYC and Denmark, and would love to show you the final version. For an experience about death, we continue to hear participants talk about what a hopeful, life-affirming experiencing it was for them.
**Please note that this experience is not a therapy group, and is inappropriate for processing active grief.**
Co-designed and co-directed by Katie Green & Michael Rau
Facilitated by Michael, Katie, and Sean Moran
TICKETS HERE: https://twinalchemy.brownpapertickets.com
WHEN: June 14-16 - 7pm June 21 - 7pm June 22 - 2:30pm + 7pm
WHERE: Genesis Presbyterian Church 1507 Wilshire Blvd. Austin, TX 78722
HOW MUCH: $15 - $25 (sliding scale) + $10 student tix