WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Research & Development is a participatory theater experience in which audiences enter a surreal venture capital laboratory. Ridiculous inventions, outrageous apps, and ludicrous startups are pitched by entrepreneurs eager to prove they've got The Next Big Thing. Performers integrate verbatim audience text gathered in live interviews into public and intimate exchanges, as we all await the arrival of the firm's mysterious investor. Propelled by dance and live music, performers and spectators engage collaboratively in the exhilarating moment of creation — the moment when the possibilities seem endless and even bad ideas seem revelatory.