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Theatre Beyond Words

cNiagara producer

Theatre Beyond Words is an internationally renowned physical theatre company that has played to over 2 million people since its inception in 1977, delighting audiences from New York to Madrid and Toronto to Tokyo with its unique style of visual theatre.

The ensemble develops original works for both family and mature audiences, garnering international acclaim for its artistic and entertaining performances that transcend language barriers with the innovative uses of mask, puppetry, mime and music.

Theatre Beyond Words created a unique style of theatre with the Potato People, a series of 14 non-verbal larval mask plays for intergenerational audiences. This original form of visual storytelling inspired a generation of artists across the country and won the hearts of audiences around the world. In 1987 the Potato People (a theatrical cartoon) received a Citation of Excellence Award in the Art of Puppetry from UNIMA-USA. Since 2006 TBW has mentored the young company Sprouts, the next generation of Potato People. 


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