Corporate U

Date: 2000
Project Partners: Headlines Theatre

Working together with Headlines Theatre, Check Your Head presented Corporate U, a theatre event that explored the influence of corporations on individual attitudes, relationships, economies, and the environment. The show was developed by 20 activists and presented directly to over 900 people over the course of 11 theater events with countless others reached through television (one show was broadcast on local television) and the Internet. The play was designed to use forum theater and “joking” tools, allowing the audience to be active interveners in the situations described in the play. The experimental live web cast of the play ultimately yielded an audience intervention from Croatia – making the big issues of globalization presented in the play very real for all involved! Audiences got involved in the play and, through the successful use of forum theatre, we stimulated many conversations and challenged diverse views of globalization and corporate control.