Woodshed Collective creates installation theater presented free of charge to the public. The company realizes handcrafted worlds in diverse locations for our audience to explore, athleticizing their senses, emotions, and minds. Inspiring spectators to become authors of their own experience, our productions aim to create a genuine sense of wonder.
Offering free admission is essential to the company’s goals. It expands our audience beyond the traditional theater community. It underlines the audiences’ role as active participants rather than as passive consumers. It ties us more closely to the local communities in which we perform, helping us breathe life into an increasingly marginalized form of art.
We rely on the power of language, story, and image to bind groups of people, and break down the barriers of everyday life. We reject the dominant understanding of theater as a static monologue in favor of a delirious conversation, equal parts horrifying and hilarious. Our commitment to installation is a commitment to reinvigorating theater for a new generation.