Participant Profile

Ioana Paun

Performance Broadcast

As a playwright and director, Paun incorporates broadcast technology and behavioral experiments into theater productions to stimulate audience participation and critical thinking. She is a founding member of The Generosity Offensive which creates participatory projects that deal with sensitive and overlooked issues in the community. The collective has worked with diverse groups including people of Roma background, miners, cleaning ladies, farmers and unemployed teens. Paun wished to exchange ideas with artists who use experimental tools such as augmented reality, surveillance and other forms of technology. She also hoped to investigate ways socially active theater artists in the US engage their audiences on topics that affect the community.