2020 - 2021 Season



    A smile is the same in any language, Joy is no different. How can we find joy when it feels like our world is falling apart? And why does art bring us joy? 

    Let’s be honest – things really suck right now. Literally on one side of the country there are fires everywhere. On the other side, we’re experiencing floods. The election is near. And we hear about it every day on repeat. The world is unprecedentedly connected in this time of collective darkness. What we need is hope, but where can that be found? Through experiencing joy. Yet joy is not a passive experience. You have to pursue it. Watch and discover two electric performers do what brings them joy – performing – and let it be a spark that ignites joy in you. #findyourjoy

    This production will be performed in separate but parallel versions​ conceived and adapted by Christopher Rushing and presented via Zoom. Veteran company member Vato Tsikurishvili (directed by Paata Tsikurishvili) and audience-favorite Maria Simpkins (directed by Katherine DuBois) star in Joy, an intimate​, autobiographical​ experience ​about Maria and Vato’s own discover of joy in their lives. Audiences ​capped at 25 ​households will receive a hand-selected prop box package in the mail for use during the show to kick off their journey back to joy!

    This production will be performed in separate but parallel versions, presented via Zoom! Patrons can get a 10% discount to catch a performance from the other artist (see the calendar below for the full schedule!)

    In this intimate and personal experience, audiences capped at 25 people will receive a surprise package in the mail inviting them to enjoy interactive solo performances that stimulate the senses and examine the impact of joy in our own lives! Click here to read our FAQ!

    Joy will run October 16th through November 8th, 2020.

    “Single” tickets (for 1-person households) and
    “Household” tickets (for 2-or-more-person households) are available.

    About the hand-selected prop box:
    – When purchasing, please be sure to include a current shipping address in your order.
    – Within 5 days of a performance, we will offer box-less tickets for a reduced price.
    Please allow 4 business days for the arrival of the prop box starting on September 21

    Audience size will be capped at 25 households.

    Joy – Under 25 Tickets

    Joy – Senior/Military and Veteran Tickets

    Some requirements: Be willing to share your address. Please don’t leave this until the last minute; some specific interactions with the materials will be required before the show. We ask for at least four days to mail the materials.

    Want to learn more? Hear from artist Maria Simpkins about how Joy will work: