This Is Not A Theatre Company
Named one of the Top 5 Immersive Companies in NYC by Jonathan Mandell of tdf.org, 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.
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Erin B. Mee
Play in Your Bathtub - Creator and Director
Guru of Touch - Director
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. www.erinbmee.com
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 jennylynbader.com.