Mission

Remote Theater Project (RTP) develops the work of artists whose voices are not often heard in the U.S. including international artists as well a U.S.- based artists from other countries.  We challenge artists to engage in difficult questions about their perceptions of other groups.  We believe that people can learn to understand other cultures through human scale stories that shed light on larger historical, socio-political dramas.  Our productions are human-to-human exchanges and culture-to-culture dialogues intended to promote empathy, especially between groups in political conflict. RTP also develops work with teens and young adults from immigrant backgrounds, with a focus on refugees and asylum-seekers. These provide a platform for young people to share their stories.

Values

  • RTP’s Core-Belief is that work that bravely explores the relationships between diverse cultures can broaden understanding and empathy, including between groups in political conflict. 

  • We believe that inviting artists to engage in difficult questions about their perceptions of other groups and develop work for non-local audiences, we can expand our appreciation of the differences and embrace our common humanity.

  • We are unique in our approach that frequently asks artists to make work for people outside the community for whom they normally make art.

  • We believe that people can learn about understand other cultures more deeply, through human scale stories that shed light on larger historical, socio-political dramas.

Staff

​Alexandra Aron, Producing Artistic Director

Board of Directors

Alexandra Aron, Producing Artistic Director, RTP
Dr. Julia Brock, Maine Medical
Roberta Levitow, Theater Without Borders
Elizabeth S. Trippe, Educator, Boston, MA

Advisory Board

Karishma Bhagani, Associate Producing Director, Nairobi Musical Theatre Initiative

Ellen Dennis, Independent Producer

David Diamond, Director La MaMa Umbria International

Bonnie Sue Stein,  Executive Director GOH Productions 

Carmen Rivera, Playwright

John Rwothomack, Actor/Writer 

Fidaa Zidan,  Actor/Playwright 

Amir Nizar Zuabi, Director/Playwright,  Artistic Director, The Walk