OUR MISSION

The In[HEIR]itance Project practices an open artistic process to create theater from authentic community dialogue about shared inheritances.

OUR VISION

The In[heir]itance Project is building a national network of creative communities connected to and strengthened by the wisdom of their shared inheritances, while inspiring other artists and experiential educators to apply and expand our methodology.

OUR VALUES

PRACTICE
Practice is both a habit (as in religious practice) and an acknowledgment of the primacy of process. We create an atmosphere where the artists, the community, and the art itself are constantly learning and growing through the practice of our methodology.


OPEN PROCESS
Most artists only share their art when it’s finished and most audiences only experience art when it’s finished. We collaborate with community members as participants and co-creators at every stage throughout the artistic process.


AUTHENTIC
The widest variety of community members are included in and represented throughout the devising process, and the In[HEIR]itance artists facilitating the process should feel representative of the community.


CONVERSATION
In response to the modern trap of spending time in digital silos, our work invites people into live, shared space in ways that open up the possibility for engagement around challenging issues in communities.


INHERITANCE
At the core of our work is the question of how our shared stories, traditions, possessions, conditions, traits, beliefs, cultures and customs impact our collective zeitgeist, and how reexamining these inheritances together can help imagine creative solutions for a better future for all.



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PLAYS
4000
PROCESS PARTICIPANTS
37
TALKBACKS
103
ART
SUBMISSIONS
22
BODYSLAMS
ON STAGE