“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
— Albert Einstein
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.
we work out of the box and around the world.
Thinking globally, and acting locally,
we make theater. Simple.
We wouldn't be what we are without the community and support provided by Shunpike, 4Culture, and the Network of Ensemble Theaters. You can support us with donations via Shunpike: https://poweredbyshunpike.org/c/PBS/a/theatersimple
HOT NEWS NOW!
THE FEVER has resumed salons! (If you want to host or come to a salon, send us an firstname.lastname@example.org) NYC and London debuts - CHECK! Seattle salons Summer '18 and BEYOND '18-19.
THE MASTER & MARGARITA - HOTS NEWS!!! We are thrilled to be able to announce that we will be treading the boards at THEATER OFF JACKSON!! Be on the look-out as we re-tangle, tumble and tango and toss live music into Bulkagov's satire! Opens April 2019. (And yes - we plan to throw a Devil's Ball during the Spring Full Moon... check your calendar NOW)
"One of the Great Theater Events of the Decade" The Stranger
READING SERIES A 5-play series looking at plays classic, new and from the theater simple archives under consideration for future development. FALL 2018!
PLAYDATES Starting in October, a series of drop-in peer classes to learn, experiment and refine ensemble and creation skills around ideas of adaptation. Cross-discipline, affordable, accessible = PRICELESS. Email Llysa at Llysa@theatersimple.org for more info
PRESENTERS AND PRODUCERS:
CLICK HERE for the current touring card for theater simple ~ a good starting place to begin conversations! (quick file .pdf download) NOTE: double gate fold, if you want to get fancy and download the 8.5"x14" piece
We're jumping for joy over our new
OUT OF THE BOX BROCHURE!
CLICK ON THE PICTURE for a download of the .pdf!
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ON THE WEB: Park Bench Podcasts! theater simple's PARK BENCH -
- NOW UP: A 4-part from the NETWORK OF ENSEMBLE THEATRES PAST/FORWARD Conference in June 2017. Conversations with artists about who and what has influenced them, and the idea of creative legacy.
- ALSO -We have posted the fascinating set of interviews we did around memories folks have of the historic theaters in Tacoma, WA. Give it a listen and let us know your thoughts. Have you a place like this where you live? Is there a creative place for your community and what form does it take?
We wouldn't be what we are without the community and support provided by 4Culture, Shunpike and the Network of Ensemble Theaters.
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