On the Workbench

On the Workbench is not business as usual. It’s the corner of Table|Room|Stage where we investigate projects that stretch the traditional boundaries of theatre. We are most interested in work that will be performed by its creator, expresses a distinctive cultural point of view, and attempts something brave. These projects may feature eclectic performance approaches with a strong narrative element, and might be body-based works, puppetry, spoken word, burlesque, song cycles, technology performance, etc.

In addition to reflecting the interests of T|R|S, On the Workbench projects offer these qualities: surprise, curiosity, daring, naiveté, fearlessness, irreverence, and perhaps a splash of something feral.

To these selected projects, T|R|S offers dramaturgical incubation and support, space for testing ideas, and access to production and design advice.

On the Workbench now: Susannah Mars' A Ridiculously Examined Life, Sue Mach's Vortex I, and Vin Shambry's Flower Joy.