Sojourn Theatre Company

What is Social Practice, Socially Engaged Art, and Civic Practice?

This essay originally appeared in Currents, published by Contemporary Performance and edited by Caden Manson and is also available in hardcopy and available for download as a free pdf below.. Currents focuses on a set of topics concerning the fields of Theater and Contemporary Performance. The book focuses on contemporary performing artists and companies pushing the formal relationships of architecture, artist, and audience. For this first publication, five areas on the forefront of this research were explored; Contemporary Choreography Mixed Reality Performance Performance Cabaret Immersive Theatre Social Engaged Art. Each section of this book includes an introduction to the specific practice, a conversation with an artist, and a list of artists working in and around the specific practice...