Imagination is the most basic human right, and we believe that tapping into it leads to transformative action.
Actors, directors, writers, puppeteers, clowns, storytellers and more–ImaginAction artists come from diverse cultures, speak many languages, and specialize in a wide range of skills. Despite our differences, we share experience in joyful teaching and are committed to using our talents for community healing and social justice.
ImaginAction Theater Inc. is a non-profit theatre arts organization based in Los Angeles, California, but our workshops and performances travel the world. Our work has been influenced by Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, Theatre of Witness, Psychodrama, traditional storytelling, mask-making, drumming, dance and creative ritual.
But why ritual? In traditional societies, ritual weaves the wounded individual back into the group. In ImaginAction workshops, we use theatre to create rituals, allowing participants to recreate themselves and the community around them.
In Southern California, we partner with community organizations for ongoing projects with youth and their families impacted by the in/justice system. For more info on these programs, please click here.
We’ve also taken our unique blend of theatre arts across the United States, Canada and the world. ImaginAction has worked in Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Palestine, Northern Ireland, Guatemala, China, England, Italy, Spain, Norway, Belgium, France, Austria, Georgia, Croatia, and the Netherlands.
ImaginAction artists are ready to come to your community, educational facility, place of worship or workplace to facilitate innovative workshops! We invite you to explore the website, discover which workshop offerings and artists could bring the most to your community, and contact us.
Together, we can bring about a better world–but first, we must imagine.
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