3030 Vision

There is just so much excitement and anticipation coursing through all our veins as we plan for and imagine our post-pandemic theatre lives! It’s been an incredibly trying time for so many of us. It’s also been a tremendous opportunity to take stock of our past and map out fresh, ambitious visions for our future. We’re not “going back to normal.” We’re going forward to an expansive, more inclusive world that honors our past even as we embrace adventurous thinking and fresh aesthetics. So what does that look like?

We recently put out a call for proposals for folks who were inspired to create a 3-5 minute video of what theatre and the world could look like in the next 30 years using one of the 150+ plays we’ve created over the last three decades as their creative spark.

We were blown away, not just by the number of proposals, but also by their breadth and depth. The following is a list of the 29 chosen projects including the play that inspired the vision and the lead artists for each proposal. We plan to start releasing them on July 8, 2021 - the anniversary of the first show we opened back in 1992! The beginning is NEAR!

  • The Maids (1996): Ezra Reaves
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1997): Brenda Arellano
  • Three Original Works (Seven Valleys) (1998): Charles Peoples III
  • The Odyssey (1998): J. Alex A Amayo-Hassan, Angie Ferrater & Molly Rosenthal
  • As You Like It (2000): Ella Mock & Khalil LeSaldo
  • Iphigenia in Aulis (2001): Annie Jin Wang, Julián Mesri & Ann Dang
  • Winesburg, Ohio (2001): SMJ & Henri Sudy
  • Oedipus Rex (2003): Akaina Ghosh, Jacob Ritts & Madison Wetzell
  • Under Milk Wood (2003): Gabby Kai Goss
  • Mother Courage and Her Children (2003): Leanna Keyes & Kyra Bowie
  • Dog Act (2004): Ciera Eis
  • Travesties (2004): Allie Moss & Renee Rogoff
  • Cyrano (2005): M.J. Kang
  • The Forest War (2006): Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, El Beh, Eugenie Chan, Sharon Shao, Michelle Talgarow & Randy Wong-Westbrooke
  • Bulrusher (2007): Leigh Rondon-Davis & Kenny Scott
  • Faust Part 1 (2009): Madison Wetzell
  • The Farm (2009): Tierra Allen
  • Salt Plays: Of the Earth (2010): Daniel Petzold & Sara Masterson
  • Bonnie and Clyde (2013): Samantha Rosenblatt & Elspeth Collard
  • Twelfth Night (2014): Alan Coyne, Rebecca Pingree & Louel Señores
  • Heart Shaped Nebula (2015): Nailah Harper-Malveaux & Charlie Dubuch-Reinhold
  • Top Girls (2015): Margaret McCarthy
  • Eurydice (2015): Suzanne Karpinski, Lily Desmond & Anton Nickel
  • Caught (2016): Jordan Liu & Deepak Kumar
  • Dry Land (2018): Emma Levine & Rose Levine
  • Women Laughing Alone with Salad (2018): Vanessa Flores, Marisa Ramos & Lorenzo Fernandez-Kopec
  • Kill Move Paradise (2019): Jamey Williams
  • Far, Far Better Things (2019): Lorenz Gonzales
  • Vinegar Tom (2019): Jayme Catalano