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 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, 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. 


Streaming/digital download

Hadestown Live Cast Recording - 2016 Live Cast Recording from NYTW available in physical or streaming from Warner Music Group/Ghost Light Records.  ORDER/STREAM NOW

London, UK

Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell, directed by Rachel Chavkin at The National Theatre, November 2, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Beirut, Lebanon

Dreaming Zenzile, by Somi, a work-in-progress concert reading at Zoukak Sidewalks Festival November 5, 2018

New York, NY

Falling Out  by Phantom Limb Company at BAM Next Wave Festival, November 7-10, 2018

Minefield by Lola Arias at Under The Radar Festival January 11-13, 2019

Fairfield, CT

Minefield by Lola Arias at Quick Center for the Peforming Arts January 26, 2019

Minneapolis, MN

Minefield by Lola Arias at Walker Arts Center January 31 - Feb 2, 2019

Washington, DC

Falling Out by Phantom Limb Company at The Kennedy Center/Georgetown Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, April 4-5, 2019

Berkeley, CA

Song of the Goat Theatre performs Songs of Lear and Hamlet: A Commentary at CalPerformances, May 11-12, 2019

additional performances to be announced


For more information about any of our projects, please write us by clicking the button below.

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