See how local democracy is enacted right here in New Jersey and elsewhere through this abridged production of the theater piece City Council Meeting. Presented in several US cities, and now the subject of a forthcoming book, City Council Meeting is created with artists, activists, government officials, and now Princeton students. This performance was made collaboratively through the University’s first-year seminar “Is Politics a Performance?” (FRS 143) and based on student observations of city council meetings in Princeton, Trenton, and other cities this fall.


Audience members can either watch or take on a role, such as a council member, activist, or concerned citizen.


The session will be led by Aaron Landsman, lecturer in theater in the Lewis Center and co-creator of “City Council Meeting.” This performance is sponsored by Princeton University’s ProCES, the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship and among the public programming offerings of Princeton’s inaugural Wintersession.


The event is free to participate or observe. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants on the morning of January 25, 2021, to the first 250 registrants. If you do not have a University netID, please register on Google.

*Note: if you have a Princeton University netID, please sign up during Wintersession registration (12/30/20-1/8/21)


To request accommodations for this event, please contact Maria Lockwood (, ProCES’s program coordinator, by the end of the day on January 19, 2021.

ProCES logo in black letters City Council Meeting logo


Presented By

  • Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship