Photo by Ximena Izquierdo

Inspired by the origins of toy theater and the American tradition of role playing/board games, We’ll Fight with You! is a piece about the struggle of housing activists against foreclosures and displacement. Using real stories and actual people of the campaigns lead by City Life/Vida Urbana in the Boston area; the short play presents situations and lived experiences of the movement. The story is told by “trainers” of housing speculators in a role-play style workshop where they act as housing activists for the purposes of understanding the “enemy” and more effective entrepreneurship of the real estate industry. The result is a mix of empathy, hate and love for one the main pillars of the United States of America, private property.