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guerrilla theater Syllabification: guer·ril·la the·a·ter

Entry from US English dictionary

(also guerilla theater)

Definition of guerrilla theater in English:


The dramatization of political and social issues, typically performed outdoors, e.g. in the street or a park, as a means of protest or propaganda.
Example sentences
  • Never mind the cumbersome appeals process; the country is tearing itself apart in a clash of bodies and symbolic pep rallies on the streets, and of competing magics of guerrilla theater and doctored spin for the mirrors of the media.
  • But she is ‘not sure what the goal is of the in-your-face cultural guerrilla theater.’
  • On the Saturday of Pride weekend, the Fruit Brigade will hold a free series of workshops and skill-sharing sessions on topics such as silk-screening, bicycle repair, drag, fat activism, being a trans ally and guerrilla theater.
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