About Octopus

Octopus Theatricals founder Mara Isaacs accepting the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical for  Hadestown.

Octopus Theatricals founder Mara Isaacs accepting the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical for Hadestown.

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 tour management, 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 and scale. We examine the individual elements and/or artists involved and work together to shape a customized producing strategy that capitalizes on the strengths of everyone involved.  We make work that matters, that is deeply rooted in artistry and inclusion, and that reflects our role as global citizens—all 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. 



Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell, directed by Rachel Chavkin. On Broadway. WINNER 8 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, directed by Stephen Daldry. On Broadway.

Streaming/digital download

Hadestown 2019 Original Broadway Cast Recording. AVAILABLE NOW

Hadestown Live Cast Recording - 2016 Live Cast Recording from NYTW.  ORDER/STREAM NOW

Berkeley, CA

Song of the Goat Theatre performs Songs of Lear at CalPerformances, May 11-12, 2019

Cork, Ireland

Theatre For One at the Cork Midsummer Festival, June 18 - 23, 2019

Shanghai, China

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, Great Theatre of China, August 8 - 11 , 2019

Annondale-on-Hudson, NY

Underground Railroad Game at Bard College Fisher Center, October 9-12, 2019

Indianapolis, IN

And So We Walked by Delanna Studi, Indiana Repertory Theatre, October 15 - November 10, 2019

Boston, MA

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, Arts Emerson, November 20-24, 2019

Paris, France

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, Téatre du Rond Point, January 14 - 26, 2020

Boston, MA

Detroit Red by Will Power, Arts Emerson, February 1 - 16, 2020

Salt Lake City, UT

Falling Out by Phantom Limb Company at Utah Presents, March 20, 2020

St. Louis, MO

Dreaming Zenzile by Somi Kakoma, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, March 18 - April 12, 2020

Boston, MA

69°S by Phantom Limb Company, Arts Emerson, April 28-May 3, 2020

additional performances to be announced

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