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Named one of the Top 5 Immersive Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell of, This Is Not a Theatre Company creates site-based, immersive, multi-sensory, participatory dance-theatre that can be smelled, touched, and tasted as well as seen and heard. This theatre is not something to passively consume, but to co-create. With each production, This Is Not a Theatre Company asks the audience to perceive the world in new ways, to empathize in new ways, and to practice creativity.

Anchor erin b mee

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Erin B. Mee

Play in Your Bathtub - Creator and Director

Guru of Touch - Director

Anchor jenny lyn bader

Erin B. Mee has directed at the Public Theater, New York​ Theatre ​ Workshop, SoHo Rep, HERE, The Magic Theatre, and The Guthrie Theater in the United States, and with Sopanam in India. She is the Founding Co-Artistic Director of This Is Not A Theatre Company, with whom she has conceived and directed Pool Play​, A Serious Banquet​, Readymade Cabaret​, Ferry Play​, Subway Plays, Festival de la Vie ​for the Avignon Festival,​ Versailles 2015/2016​, and Pool Play 2.0​. She is the author of Theatre of Roots: Redirecting the Modern Indian Stage​, co-editor of Antigone​ on the Contemporary World Stage​, editor of Drama Contemporary: India, and co-editor of Modern Asian Theatre  and Performance 1900-2000​. She has written numerous articles for TDR​, Theatre Journal​, American Theatre ​ Magazine, and other journals and books. Her born-digital Scalar article “Hearing the Music of the Hemispheres” won the ATHE-ASTR Award for Best Digital Article in 2016. She is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and choreographers, and is a Usual Suspect at New York Theater Workshop. She is Assistant Arts Professor, Department of Drama, Tisch, NYU.

Jenny Lyn Bader

Play in Your Bathtub - Contributor

Guru of Touch - Playwright

JENNY LYN BADER is a playwright and theatre artist living in New York City. She recently performed her solo play Equally​ Divine: The Real Story of the Mona Lisa ​(Theater at the 14th St. Y) before all live theatre got definitely postponed. Her other plays include Mrs.​ Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library ​(Luna Stage), In​ Flight ​(Turn to Flesh Productions), and None​ of the Above ​(New Georges). One-acts include Worldness​ ​(Humana Festival), Miss​ America ​(NY Int’l Fringe Festival/”Best of Fringe” selection), and Beta​ Testing ​(Symphony Space). Jenny Lyn co-founded Theatre 167, winner of the NY Innovative Theatre Foundation’s Caffè Cino Award. ​A Harvard graduate, she has received the 2019 “Best Documentary One-Woman Show” Award (United Solo Festival); 2019 Athena Writes Fellowship; Lark Playwriting Fellowship; and the O’Neill Center’s Edith Oliver Award for a playwright who has, in the spirit of the late New Yorker ​critic, “a caustic wit that deflates the ego but does not unduly damage the human spirit.” Her work has been published by Dramatists Play Service, Smith & Kraus, Applause, Vintage, W.W. Norton, The Lincoln Center Theater Review, ​and The​ New York Times, ​where she served as a frequent contributor to the "Week in Review.” Her previous work with This Is Not a Theatre Co. includes writing and appearing in The​ International Local: 7 ​(Subway Plays app), available on a device near you, and co-authoring Cafe​ Play ​(Cornelia St. Café). She belongs to the Dramatists Guild. For more, see

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