Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

— Albert Einstein

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

Streetcar mayhem in EDMONTON

Streetcar mayhem in EDMONTON

CLICK HERE for the current touring card for theater simple ~ a good starting place to begin conversations! (quick file .pdf download)

non-traditional spaces =  OUT OF THE BOX BROCHURE! 
(click me to download!) NOTE: double gate fold (fancy! 8.5"x14")


THE EDMONTON FRINGE at La Cité francophone! Aug 15-24, 2019 
We are 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 at The Old Strathcona Library

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.

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


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.


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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