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.
Song of the Goat Theatre performs Songs of Lear at CalPerformances, May 11-12, 2019
Theatre For One at the Cork Midsummer Festival, June 18 - 23, 2019
An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, Great Theatre of China, August 8 - 11 , 2019
Underground Railroad Game at Bard College Fisher Center, October 9-12, 2019
Detroit Red by Will Power, Arts Emerson, February 1 - 16, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT
St. Louis, MO
additional performances to be announced
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