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

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.

 

Donate now! 
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 salon performances! (If you want to host or come to a salon, send us an emainfo@theatersimple.org)  2018 saw NYC and London debuts! Seattle and BEYOND 2019. 

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. Winter/Spring 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 Llysa@theatersimple.org for more info
 

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SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!

SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!

     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! 
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