The new theatre event The Einstein Plan takes its title from renowned scientist and humanist Albert Einstein, who suggested that if as little as 2% of the population engaged in non-violent civil disobedience, the government would not be able to operate as usual. The people could bring government to a standstill long enough for legislators to be forced to actually listen to their constituents.
In The Einstein Plan's interactive format, a character who is simply called "The Exile" directly engages the audience and invites them to participate in creating their political future. In the second act the "Stage Manager" leads an audience discussion about whether this makes sense, and what kind of participation, if any, people feel comfortable with. The choices remain in the hearts and minds of the audience; no one is forced to do anything. The audience is simply made aware of the possibility of participating directly in our political lives, whether by merely keeping abreast of current events, baking cookies for a house meeting, or by sitting in at a government facility.