Mission

MISSION

The Ritual Theatre creates original, multidisciplinary and site-specific theatrical experiences for inter-generational audiences.  Our performances offer spaces for the growth of authentic community, and seek to restore our much-needed connection with ritual and with place. We hope to nurture the inspired potential within each of us, and to deeply celebrate the cycles

of love, loss & renewal that make us human.

We work to ensure that our productions reach the widest audience possible – in terms of age, class, race and gender -

in order to create more lasting and meaningful impact.

We want to tell stories that matter, and to offer new

possibilities for a more just and resilient future for all of us.

 

Ritual, Liminality & Transformation

We believe that the ritual function that theatre can provide is the foundation for a more healthy, sane, loving, and just society. 

Theatre is education. Theatre is healing.  Theatre is transformative. Theatre can build community. And we believe that hidden underneath our collective amnesia, we all have a desire to feel more deeply connected through ritual spaces.

Because of this, we seek to cultivate containers in which the liminal and the extraordinary might be tempted to happen. We invite this through the technologies of storytelling, dance and theatre- as humans have for countless ages- with humility and with hope that that same ancient and much-needed magic might grace our offerings and our lives. Ultimately this magic happens inside each of us, as well as between us within a permeable space that is created as much by the players as by the audience.

 

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What is Ritual?

A Ritual is as an offering by an individual or group  to the larger Universe, with the conscious intention to connect to our original state of interconnectedness.  

 

Through ritual, we link the micro to the macrocosm - the experience or story of the isolated individual to that of the Collective. We re-member that the work of living a human life both a solitary & shared effort. In this way, we make space for paradox: the sacred & profane, the ugly & the beautiful, impermanence & eternity, and the chaotic expanse of human emotion & longing.  In liberating our deepest desires and our 

most profound aches, we encourage others to do the same.

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