- DAS Theatre
Agat Sharma moved to Amsterdam from Jaipur, India in 2020 to study at DAS Theatre. In 2022 he founded Intimidation Tactics (I_T), a post-critical theatre collective with no regard for disciplinary boundaries. Under this name he continues to work in relation to the context in India and continues to collaborate with practitioners who live in India as well as newfound collaborators in the Netherlands.
The main question for I_T is “How the Fuck did we end up here?”. It is driven by curiosity to understand the complexity of the world we live in. I_T sees theatre as a multidisciplinary place to construct experiments to model these complexities. Extensive research is transformed into a constellation of works in the form of installations, theatre, public events and publications etc. The purpose of these experiments is not to offer solutions to problems. It is to conjure reasonable doubt within established ways of knowing. Strategies used are auto-exoticisation, hyperstition evocation and appropriation through piracy. Through this I_T hopes to produce new ways of thinking and knowledge that are collective and inclusive and can hopefully rescue us from a world that is perpetually in crisis. Many projects use commonplace materials, AI tools, speculative writing and poetry to examine the complexities of globalisation.