Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

— Albert Einstein


WORKSHOP: July 18 - 8pm PUBLIC SHOW-AND-TELL of  FESTIVAL VERSION - THE MASTER & MARGARITA! Come see how we are streamlining the show to 90 minuntes and tell us your thoughts on how we did! UW School of Drama - email for details/reservations (donations delightedly accepted)
After a massive season at Theatre off Jackson, we'll be returning to our favorite festival in Canada! See you in Alberta!
"One of the Great Theater Events of the Decade" The Stranger 

ALSO on the FESTIVAL TRAIN!   THE FEVER by Wallace Shawn
coming back to a salon in Seattle in July, in advance of a run in Edmonton, at the Old Strathcona Public Library! JOIN US!

PARK BENCH will be rolling our into the neighborhoods of Seattle with a series of questions about VOTING, and opinions on community and connection and how that intersects with life plans. SPEAK UP! Come join the conversation.

READING SERIES  A 5-play series looking at plays classic, new and  from the theater simple archives under consideration for future development. Fall/Winter 2019! 

PLAYDATES A series of drop-in classes for performers (from pros to just-fledged) to learn, experiment and refine ensemble and creation skills around ideas of adaptation. Cross-discipline, affordable, accessible = PRICELESS. Email Llysa at for more info


theater simple

We build from the imagination up. 
Award-winning, internationally acclaimed theater simple
begins with elemental parts:  imagination, text and movement, + creative vision.

Our goal is to impact everyday creativity by interacting within various communities (teaching, collaborating, and conversing) and by linking ideas and art. 

We aim to create works that inspire and challenge artists and audiences.
"ever-ingenious... intriguingly ambitious, physical, and brainy"     Edmonton Journal

Founded in Seattle, USA in 1990, theater simple has built an international reputation for producing provocative, innovative, entertaining and frequently “impossible” theatrical experiences. In over 27 years of touring and producing, theater simpletons have produced over 1100 performances of over 48 plays in four countries on three continents.

In a theater, through a park, or across the internet,
we work out of the box and around the world.
Thinking globally, and acting locally,

we make theater. Simple.


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SO MUCH EXCITEMENT! Hang tight to see our NEXT venue for M&M!

SO MUCH EXCITEMENT! Hang tight to see our NEXT venue for M&M!

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