The Situation Room is a performance-conversation that takes place throughout a performance with elder audience participants.
It is inspired by the traditional custodians of the land in New York City, the Lenape people. The Situation Room takes the first step towards solution which is to gather together some Elders in conversation.
The Situation Room was developed during the creation of the performance Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) in 2016. It came in the wake of Brexit and the 2016 US Election when everyone was seeking for ways to take action and have conversations.
when to use a situation room
to incorporate elder knowledge into a performance
to lift elder voices in your communities