Students and faculty member Aaron Landsman in the Princeton fall Freshman Seminar 143, “Is Politics a Performance?” present a free, participatory theater work that puts decision-making power in your hands. Combining excerpts of actual government meetings in Princeton and Trenton, as well as class member hometowns, the piece invites you to take a seat at the city council table, read testimony into the public record, or just sit and enjoy the civic spectacle. We are excited to show you the city we make together by performing it. Whether or not you feel qualified to lead, democracy only works if you show up.

Join the Event

The in-person showing is free and open to the public; reserve tickets through University Ticketing.

Anyone is also welcome to join the event via Zoom. Join the event on Zoom

COVID-19 Guidance + Updates

Per Princeton University policy, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear a mask when indoors.


Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations. Attendees in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.