We believe that the future of theatre depends on acts of Radical Hospitality. Rooted in a philosophy which positions hospitality as a hegemonic relationship between guest and host, the GFTF practice of Radical Hospitality seeks to query, negotiate, and - when reasonable - overwrite assumptions inscribed within the traditional theatre experience which silences and commodifies the audience - particularly those assumptions encountered throughout the environmental, social, and economic frames surrounding the the theatre event.
In practical terms, GFTF performs Radical Hospitality by removing the financial barrier from theatre-going by ensuring that everyone who needs a free ticket, gets a free ticket. When you go to reserve your ticket online, feel free to select the “Radical Hospitality” ticket. It’s there for anyone and everyone. Those guests who find it rewarding to offer monetary support for the arts have the option to purchase paid tickets online or at the box office with the understanding that all tickets are general admission and offer the same access to seating.
We would like to thank the City of Davis and the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance for supporting our Radical Hospitality program.