theater simple
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theater simple

We start with imagination... Internationally acclaimed, award-winning theater simple has built a reputation for producing ensemble-based innovative and “impossible” theatrical experiences. Whether in a theater, in a park, ‘out of the 'box', and around the world, we aim to create work that surprises and inspires with imagination, vision and moxie. Since its founding in 1990 by artistic instigators Llysa Holland and Andrew Litzky, theater simple has presented more than 1,500 performances of 50+ plays in five countries on four continents. Lauded for entertaining, thoughtful, literate, and occasionally jaw-dropping original productions, theater simple can be presented in both traditional theater spaces and more ‘out of the box’ locations. OUT OF THE BOX: For the last 15 years, theater simple has created a string of interactive public art events in non-traditional spaces. Frequently site-specific, located in green spaces, on top of mobile rolling parks or other unique locations, they are created and designed specifically for each community. Often featuring cross-disciplinary artists, the works provide opportunities for attendees to contribute to the experience. Past partners include the US Army Corp of Engineers, the heritage-listed Royal Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and organizations ranging from rural to international. The company has toured extensively, from its home base in Seattle, WA, to theaters and major festivals in the USA, Australia, Singapore, Central Asia and across Canada. Along the way, theater simple has been honored with the Grand Prize at the Adelaide Fringe (out of 450 groups), and showered with ‘Best Play’ awards and dozens of ‘Best of Festival’ accolades. Additionally, the simpletons are experienced teaching artists, delivering masterclasses and in-depth residencies for both professional peers as well as youth and community members. We build from the imagination up: impacting everyday creativity by linking ideas and art, and inspiring artists and audiences.

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