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Virtual Theater Event

March 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Theater Grottesco’s


Audience Talkback follows the production

Zoom webinar: https://springfield.zoom.us/j/99900936925

CONSIDER THISis a 60-minute romp through the pre-history of American theater, from Greek tragedy to Commedia dell’Arte, clown, buffoon, masks, and more. Enjoy the irreverence of one of America’s most creative theatrical ensembles while they share the philosophy and the many theatrical styles that make up their fantastically imaginative original plays. Theater Grottesco is an anomaly in American theater. The Grottesco artists create their own plays collectively. The choice of realism, generic comedy, or musicals, is replaced with a broad range of historical theatrical styles or combinations of styles—distinctly “unrealistic”—and most often, pushing the artists into unknown territory. Instead of intellectual arguments and emotion conveyed through a script, the company uses imagery, movement, stillness, and silence to move audiences.  In many ways, Theater Grottesco is closer to dance, music, and the fine arts than it is to the conventional theater.

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