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a group making performances

in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania.

Our work incorporates the people, materials,

and methods that directly surround us.

We collect, assemble, and then share.

We value both the physical and the digital,

and believe that they can be explored concurrently.

Our work is temporal –

acknowledging that nothing is permanent.

We push against the distillation of meaning,

and that leads us to prioritize experience

over understanding.

To us, realism

is not a necessary part of accessible artwork.

Our accessibility embraces the power of obscurity, absurdity, argument, humor, and re-imagined media to function in hyper-local contexts.

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WE are

Kent Barrett         co-artistic director

is a multi-disciplinary theatrical designer and artist who has developed a wide-ranging body of work and established a national and international presence on the performance scene. Kent currently teaches theatrical design and new technology at Dickinson College.  Kent is a former company member with The Wooster Group, an NEA Grant recipient and an instructor at MIT.  A prolific technologist, Kent's works have been seen at venues such as The Park Avenue Armory, Harlem Stage, La MaMa, Signature, The Public, The Brooklyn Lyceum, and Lincoln Center as well as internationally in fourteen different countries.  In addition to his work in theater, dance and performance, Kent has also collaborated widely on independent films, art installations, and with various architectural lighting firms

MO Geiger            co-artistic director

is an interdisciplinary artist whose work began in theatrical design, props, and scenic painting. Inspired by tactile learning and physical intuition, she explores the collaboration that can occur between people, material, and physical space. She worships at the temple of garbage, old stuff, and practices left behind, using materials and exploring methods in opposition to growth-driven economies. Small-scale barter relationships that are forged while hunting and gathering become an inherent part of her work. Intertwined with this sourcing process are various craft and labor practices, which foster conversations about work, consumption, use, repair, disrepair, and skill-sharing within a contemporary context. Together, our bodies can imagine, manifest, and build alternate realities.

Allan Waite           executive director

 is an arts administrator with nearly twenty years’ experience working across multi-disciplinary performing arts. In his current role as Treasurer of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, he is responsible for ticket strategy, services, and financial operations for the theater. Prior to joining Harris Theater, he worked in marketing and ticketing at Steppenwolf Theater and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.  He holds a Masters of Arts Management from Columbia College and a B.A. in Theater and Communications from Stephen F. Austin University. He is active in the arts community and is an associate board member at Steppenwolf Theater, serving as vice president of the Arts Education committee. 

John Werner 

                 co-artistic director

An independent researcher and artist interested in the intellectual history of fringe movements.  He is a proud resident of central Pennsylvania.              

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