Theatre as a Catalyst for Urban Vibrancy
Season 1, Episode 4
Jun 10, 2022
Guest: Kelly Kerwin, Artistic Director, Oklahoma City Repertory Theater
“I’m somebody who thinks of theatre as a place for everyone,” says Kelly Kerwin, the new artistic director for Oklahoma City Repertory Theater.
Kelly is also somebody who believes places for everyone can be thought of as theatre.
In May 2022, OKC Rep presented an original, site-specific experience, “Of A Mind.” Audiences gathered for an outdoor walking experience through parts of downtown Oklahoma City that are often missed. They were guided by a live narrator and set to a score of local voices, stories, sounds and music.
The exploration of mindfulness, urban ecology and social interaction demonstrated innovative (and authentic) ways theatre can help activate nighttime experiences in cities of all sizes.
Listen in on this 24-minute podcast with OKC Rep’s Kelly Kerwin.