ThinkFest Video: Pig Iron Theatre Company, Pt. 1

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“As actors, this is our job to say today I’m going to be somebody else, I’m going to see the world from a different perspective, I’m going to (hopefully) learn to widen my view and maybe make some innovations.”

In their 18th year making all-original plays, the Pig Iron Theatre Company is working to redefine the theater experience by challenging the audience’s expectations. Taking typical expectations of the average play-going experience, Pig Iron actors challenge those assumptions by asking questions, changing perspectives and, of course, breaking some rules here and there.

Co-founder Quinn Bauriedel, enlightens us to how we can adopt the innovative Pig Iron way of “challenging the ordinary” in our own lives.