About Octopus

Octopus Theatricals founder Mara Isaacs with playwright Christopher Durang after winning 2013 Tony Award for Best Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Octopus Theatricals founder Mara Isaacs with playwright Christopher Durang after winning 2013 Tony Award for Best Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Octopus Theatricals, LLC is a company dedicated to producing and consulting in the performing arts.  From experimental to commercial, we collaborate with artists and organizations to foster an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national and international audiences.  We eschew boundaries—aesthetic, geopolitical, institutional—and thrive on a nimble and rigorous practice.

As producers we generate and develop our own innovative theatrical projects, serve as a creative producer for hire (by producing companies, independent artists and others) and provide other creative project-based services, including program development and dramaturgy. 

As consultants we work with theater companies, presenters, performing arts centers, foundations and other non-profit or commercial entities to provide ongoing programming advice, research and development  as well as broad policy, leadership and structural input and oversight.

Our model of producing and consulting varies project by project, organization by organization. Our projects reflect a broad spectrum of genre, scale and clients. We examine the individual elements and/or artists involved and shape producing strategy around their particular visions.  By customizing an approach that capitalizes on the strengths of everyone involved and then identifying how to supplement those strengths we facilitate artistic excellence, while having a good time.

At its core, Octopus combines artistic values with an independent flexibility and financial structure that allow us to create a body of work that wouldn’t exist under any other auspice.

Octopus Theatricals LLC strives to be nimble, adaptive and clever, all qualities we share with the noble octopus. 

Upcoming

London

Fiasco's Into The Woods plays to critical acclaim and sold out houses at London's Menier Chocolate Factory July 1 - September 17.

Chicago

Songs of Lear by Song of the Goat Theatre to play Chicago Shakespeare Theater September 15-18, 2016

New York

The Undertaking by The Civilians to play BAM 2016 Next Wave Festival September 21-25. 

Songs of Lear by Song of the Goat Theatre to play BAM 2016 Next Wave Festival September 28-October 1, 2016.

Memory Rings by Phantom Limb Company announced at BAM 2016 Next Wave Festival, November 17-20, 2016.

Theatre for One at Signature Theatre, November 2016

Maryland

Songs of Lear by Song of the Goat Theatre to play The Clarice Smith Center at the University of Maryland, September 23 and 24.

North Carolina

The Undertaking by The Civilians to play Duke Performances September 29 - October 1, 2016

Paris

The Undertaking by The Civilians to play Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France) October 5-8, 2016.

Abu Dhabi

An Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson at NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center March 14, 2017

Booking

Currently booking tour dates for: 

Memory Rings by Phantom Limb Company

Songs of Lear by Song of the Goat Theatre

Theatre for One

Rimbaud in NY by The Civilians

The Undertaking by The Civilians

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

For more information and booking, write us by clicking the button below.


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