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street theater

n.
1. Dramatization of social and political issues, usually enacted outside, as on the street or in a park. Also called guerrilla theater.
2. A theatrical performance enacted in a public space, usually outdoors, without charging admission.

street′ the`ater


n.
an outdoor presentation of drama or entertainment dealing esp. with political or social issues.
[1955–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.street theater - dramatization of a social issue; enacted outside in a park or on the street
dramatisation, dramatization - a dramatic representation
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By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 2 September 2017: Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theater is hosting Islam Saeed, who will conduct a street theater workshop from September 12 to September 15.
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He was a prodigious and talented author, playwright, and poet who lived his life as a "nonstop street theater performance." Lucy Hughes-Hallett's biography is a fascinating portrait of a man often regarded as both brilliant and odious.
Tony Pastor opens his 14th Street Theater in New York City, announcing a bill "catering to the ladies, and presenting for the amusement of the cultivated and aesthetic Pure Music and Comedy, Burlesque and Farce." By taking the variety act out of men's saloons, Pastor reaches a wider audience, successfully transforming vaudeville into family entertainment.
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Jeff Cohen, whose Worth Street Theater Company last year revived Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, has cast Beckett's Happy Days (at Classic Stage Company in New York through March 13) with two of off Broadway's most flagrantly out gay actors: Lea DeLaria as Winnie, buried up to her waist and then her neck, and David Greenspan as her ragamuffin husband, Willie.
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In the best-case scenario, street theater perpetuates itself by casting local extroverts who have never acted, but who understand and can portray oppression and abuse.