About

Photo by Marissa Garcia
Photo by Marissa Garcia

Theatre 3 specializes in ensemble-created performances.The artists of Theatre 3 bring a passion for character, love for the physical, and spirit of exploration and discovery to all of their work.

Mission

Theatre 3 believes in embracing joy and the human experience to create original, imaginative works that serve and engage the community through collaboration and the expansion of the possibilities of performance.

History

2014-15: Received an Arizona Commission on the Arts Arts Learning Grant to bring a long-term residency in Commedia dell’Arte resulting in an original, student-created show to San Miguel High School. Taught a long-term residency in physical comedy and eccentric character at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, resulting in an original, student-created show which performed alongside T3’s touring show MixTape.

2013-14: Received a Tucson Pima Arts Council New Works Artist Project Grant to create an original adaptation of Johannes Kepler’s Somnium with Paul Amiel. Continued working with the Etcetera late-night program at Live Theatre Workshop to mentor young theatre makers in the creation and production of new work.

2012-13: Welcomed new collaborator and musical director, Paul Amiel. Focused on creating new work for the Etcetera late-night program at Live Theatre Workshop resulting in MixTape, Improviso!, and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum episodes 1-4. Taught a long-term residency in Commedia dell’Arte resulting in an original, student-created show at Catalina Foothills High School. Toured MixTape in the U.S. and Canada.

2012: Created a Commedia dell’Arte performance, Soy Formaggio, which played at the University of Arizona and The Rogue Theatre in honor of World Commedia Day.

2011: Founded Clown, R.N.–a clown therapy program serving local medical facilities–and focused on teaching workshops in physical theatre and ensemble creation, beginning to work with local Tucson theatre makers.

2010: Brought WONDERHEADS!, an evening of full-face mask, to the Etcetera stage at Live Theatre Workshop.

2009: Founded by Matt Walley & Angela Horchem with the creation of I Hate ♥ as part of the Dell’Arte International Thesis Festival. Created The Trial of D.D. Young and performed it for audiences in Illinois and Kansas.