street theater

noun

Definition of street theater 

: drama dealing with controversial social and political issues that is usually performed outdoors

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Attendees can also enjoy live arts ranging from Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts to dance, opera, jazz, street theater performances, experimental music, and a comedy club. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, "Here, there, and everywhere," 10 July 2018 For the next three or more months, the company criss-crossed the island, teaming up with community kitchens and other ad hoc groups to stage street theater, lead workshops, and develop new work. Martha Bayne, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Performing Arts / Visual Art / Theater Y No Había Luz brings the voices of post-Maria Puerto Rico to Chicago," 9 July 2018 Pauline, now known as Pomme (Apple), has become a singer involved in feminist street theater. New York Times, "‘One Sings, the Other Doesn’t’: Agnès Varda’s Polarizing Paean to Sisterhood," 30 May 2018 In 2013, with help from UNICEF, the state government launched a campaign using street theater, graffiti and notices distributed at markets to get the word out. Washington Post, "Millions of world’s children lack any record of their births," 16 Sep. 2017

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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