Award winning puppeteer and musician Caio Stolai returns with a repeat performance of Circo Poeira (Dust Circus). This innovative production conveys joy, sadness, nervousness and most other human emotions through the eyes of an old circus master recalling memories of days gone by. This one-man show was a standout in the 2010 festival.
Written by Katori Hall, this is a fictional depiction of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth. The Lexington Players’ production from New England won top honors at AACT’s 2021 National Festival.
Maner Manush is the only group to perform at every festival since 2010. This time, the commedia masters will go back to their roots, telling the story of the first traveling performers to present commedia dell’arte. This true life story is sure to be charming and hilarious.
Una and Ray had a relationship 15 years ago and haven’t set eyes on each other since. She’s found him again and is seeking answers about the past. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high in what The Telegraph calls, “an extraordinary, no-holds-barred drama.”
The Wild Bunch returns from Berlin. Three actors, one saxophonist, and one drummer use music and video projections to enhance the story of a grandfather who saves himself from being considered dispensable. The play’s nine characters help illuminate topics of love, helplessness, seduction, passion, and guilt.
An Armenian fairy tale brought to life through puppets, shadows, humans, music and beautiful lighting. You will delight in the childish wonder you feel while watching this playful piece of theatre.
A documentary film featuring the story of the Loveland Players, a theater troupe of 50+ actors, all with different developmental challenges, who work over the course of nine months to put on one of the most honest and engaging performances you’ll ever see. What theater gives to these actors is transformative and what these actors give to their audience is a new perspective on what it means to live with a developmental disability.
Zapadnia Theatre, from Opole, Poland, returns. This new production is inspired by the novels, The Piano Teacher, by Elfride Jelinek, and Heartsnatcher, by Boris Vian. The play explores the relationship between a mother and daughter, and as with previous shows from Zapadnia Theatre, the visuals will be a feast for the eyes.
After wowing 2018 audiences with the romantic comedy Bump, Scrambled Egg Theatre Company returns with another hilarious comedy. Through gibberish, impeccable comedic timing, brilliant music, and sound effects, you’ll enter into the world of the spy.
A hymn to human beings – their strength, spontaneity, vulnerability and sensuality. This show will give you energizing emotions. Six performers from five different countries joined together to create a unique performance in five languages to highlight that passion speaks all languages.
Presented by permission from the author of the book, Mark Haddon. The Armenian adaptation of this popular British novel was translated from English to Armenian by one of the troupe members. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime tells the story of a gifted boy called Christopher Boone. He investigates the killing of a dog and in doing so has an adventure of self-discovery.
Teatro delle Ombre brings us Clan MacBeth, based on a Shakespeare play. Guess which one! This is a dreamlike, surreal production, not a classical reduction of Shakespeare’s tragedy. It still focuses on the ambitious, passionate, cynical couple (a Scottish general and his lady) but adds a new character to the mix—a spooky, sinister Joker.
Our friends from Splash Theatre Company will not be able to join us in person, because of the war on Ukraine. However, we really wanted them to be part of the festival, and they really wanted to join us. We will be showing a video of the production they were going to bring. Based on a popular Ukrainian play by Ivan Franko, this production tells its story with songs, dances and costumes, inspired by Ukrainian folklore.