“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.
HOT NEWS NOW!
THE FEVER resumes performances! (But if you want to host or come to a salon, you might send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org) Touring NYC Jan '18, London Feb '18 and BEYOND '18-19.
THE MASTER & MARGARITA - back on the boards in 2018, touring '19-20!
Look out as we spin, fold and get physical with Bulkagov's satire! "One of the Great Theater Events of the Decade" The Stranger
BOOKING CONFERENCES! See you at NPN, Under the Radar, and APAP!
PRESENTERS AND PRODUCERS:
HERE is the current touring card for theater simple ~ a good starting place to begin conversations! (quick file .pdf download)
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: http://www.shunpike.org/who-we-help/our-clients/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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