Physical Theatre

  • Parallel Exit creates physical theatre inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Our goal is to create moments of simple magic for audiences of all ages.

  • Movement Theater Studio is the first Lecoq-based actor’s studio in New York and stages year-round workshops in Neutral Mask, Puppetry, Clown and has a special focus on the concept of the Actor as Creator.

  • Erinina Marie Ness is a professional Austin and New York based performance artist. Her specialties include static trapeze, dancetrapeze, silks and burlesque trapeze. Think Cirque combined with Performance Art, Burlesque and Teatro Fisico, occasionally combined with Fire or Video Projection. She brings a strong background in physical theatre and movement to her work, creating quirky characters and stories, often with multimedia components. For an example of the diversity of her acts, she is currently working on a one woman multimedia (including aerials) show about Occupy Wall Street, a Robot to Cyborg aerial striptease, and expanding her Charlie Chaplin on aerials repertoire.

  • Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago-based ensemble dance theater company led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. We are committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence — a palpable liveness — shared by performers in real-time with our audiences. We are equally dedicated to creating work that is richly and uncompromisingly complex while also being accessible to broad audiences. Our work is often recognized for its playful interactions, surprising humor and incisive commentary on contemporary culture.

  • Kinetic Arts Center produces inspiring circus, physical theatre & fitness programs.

  • Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training (APT) brings together daring and passionate theatre artists from around the globe to train their bodies and imaginations. A physical theatre school rooted in Lecoq pedagogy and ensemble theatre practice, APT is a space for rigorous experimentation, playful theatre-making, and long-lasting collaboration.