A more-than-human theatre company
We are a new UK theatre company focussed on building a world where every being is valued as an individual, with protected and respected rights to a life free from dominion. Through performance we aim to shift cultural narrative to involve symbiotic relationships with all animal species.
Through theatre performances, theatre in education, research events and artist development initiatives, We encompass a new approach to theatre and social change - with creative practice leading culture to a liberated world.
Our mission is to shift cultural narrative to involve symbiotic relationships with all animal species.
To acheve this we:
Centre non-human stories through the shared experience of performance; building tangible animal connections.
Perform utopias beyond the Anthropocene, playing in the possibilities of symbiosis.
Perform in schools and theatres to bring humans closer to the non-human animals often forgotten about or left behind in understanding our world.
Embrace the opportunity to uncover and probe how theatre and performance can be a powerful force in bringing non-human animal stories to the forefront of our culture.
Create new generations of animal centred creatives through performance training and playwrighting projects.
We are boldly animal; removing the barriers between species.
We are accessible, intersectional for total liberation.
We are resilient, kind and resourceful.
We value connections, play and nurturing.
We lead research and conversations in theatre practice.
African Grey Parrot Bluey is an expert freestyle dancer, and impressive mimic. His main passion is maintaining a high quality and quantity pistcahio supply, which he oversees with great enthusiasm. In his spare time Bluey enjoys destroying Ben's sofa and rug, while maintaining a certain forgivable charm.
Homo Sapien Ben, is a performance artist based in North East England. He is a practice-based researcher in animal rights and performance at De Montfort University. He knows how powerful performance can be in connecting people, and wants to include non-human animal people in the connection.
Border Collie Freya is offers excellent emotional support for humans near by, with regular hugs and encouragement to move in nature. She is unashamably a fribee-ist, but will dabble in ball catching as well. One of her goals is to achieve a 100% frisbee catch rate, a goal she is on road to achieiving in the near future.
John Marley Centre, Muscott Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6TT
We rely on the support and kindness of those around us to do what we do. If you believe in our mission to make a better world for all animals, please consider donating; either regularly or at one time.