What is OST?

Open Source

social movement, begun by computer programmers, that rejects secrecy and centralized control of creative work in favour of decentralization, transparency, and unrestricted (“open”) sharing of information. Source refers to the human-readable source code of computer programs, as opposed to the compiled computer programming languageobject code, that run on computers but cannot be easily understood or modified by people.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Found via reference.com

Open Source Theatre is a UK-based theatre collective experimenting in participatory theatre and political engagement. We’re interested in conversations, laughter, strangeness, talking about what’s important, using contemporary communications technologies, understanding the world we’re in.

We’ll always be new to all this. We’ve got experience and ideas, but we’ll always need time.

Theatre

Live performance of dramatic actions in order to tell a story or create a spectacle. The word derives from the Greek theatron (“place of seeing”). Theatre is one of the oldest and most important art forms in cultures worldwide. [...] Theatre is thought to have had its earliest origins in religious ritual; it often enacts myths or stories central to the belief structure of a culture or creates comedy through travesty of such narratives.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Found via reference.com

Open Source Theatre is the idea that anyone can make theatre.
Open Source Theatre
is the idea that everyone should make theatre.
Open Source Theatre takes audiences seriously. We make theatre with them.
Open Source Theatre thinks that everyone who participates in making theatre, including “audiences”, should feel empowered.
Open Source Theatre says that the theatre space is a personal space.
Open Source Theatre says that the revolutionary space is a theatre space.
Open Source Theatre wonders if the technologies of our immensely privileged Information-based societies might be able to make the above statements true.

We make theatre.

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