The Meta Theatre Company was co-founded by Caroline Hann, Barbara Cannell, and Cyndie Wiggins in August 2012. The Meta Theatre Company creates live performance for communities to share experiences, heal and grow. MTC’s mission is to create theatre about the issues of white privilege, race, class, gender and sexual orientation, and help audiences create social change in their communities.
MTC’s process is informed by the work of Paulo Freire, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Dr. Rhea Almeida’s Transformative Family Therapy at The Institute for Family Services in Somerset, NJ. MTC writes and performs plays that show the inter-sectionality of white privilege, race, class, gender and sexual orientation in the private lives of the characters in the play. The play becomes a tool, and invites the audience to look at how the “day to day” life happenings of the characters are connected to larger systems (like the criminal justice system, health care, media, and education) that impacts the “choices” and lives of the characters. At the end of the play MTC facilitates a “Talk Back” with the audience to raise critical thinking, and formulate action plans to change larger systems in their communities.
The Meta Theatre Company-- After The Curtain Falls, Community Action Begins.