Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107

July 18th @ 8:00pm (preview)
July 19th @ 8:00pm (opening)
July 20th @ 3:00pm and 7:00pm
July 21st @ 8:00pm July 23rd @ 8:00pm July 24th @ 8:00pm
July 25th @ 7:30pm and 10:00pm
July 27th @ 7:00pm
July 30th @ 8:00pm July 31st @ 8:00pm


Following the critically acclaimed, large-scale historical fantasia VAINGLORIOUS, Applied Mechanics presents a fierce new theatrical investigation of the troubled relationships between state and citizen, art and politics, women and the public sphere. This new devised work roars its name: WE ARE BANDITS.  We invite you to immerse yourself in concerts, protests, intimate parties and communal art projects. At this show, every audience member has a backstage pass. In the spirit of radical democracy, which embraces all people, WE ARE BANDITS will be presented July 19 – July 31 free of charge for all audience members.