"OUT LOUD Theatre is by far the most experimentally adventurous theater group in Rhode Island..." - Motif Magazine
"unlike anything I've ever seen or witnessed, and I don't make such a statement often." - Edge Media
OUT LOUD Theatre is Providence Rhode Island's Critically Acclaimed Premiere Movement Ensemble known for their groundbreaking and form defying creations and expansive ensemble driven methodology. Led by Founding Artistic Director, Kira Hawkridge (KCACTF's Region 1 Chair of Devised Theatre), OUT LOUD pushes traditional performance boundaries to their limits while consistently producing 'out of the box' artistic creations that likely differ from anything else you have experienced in RI.
Since its founding in 2012, OUT LOUD has organically evolved into one of the most experimental and avant-garde collaboratives in the region. In its current form, OUT LOUD creates highly physical, predominantly non-verbal, visually arresting, emotionally visceral, and radically collaborative ensemble creations “where movement dominates over dialogue, and the imaginations of the ensemble run wild.”* Utilizing Founding Artistic Director, Kira Hawkridge's original ensemble methodology, Collective Breath, OUT LOUD Theatre devises, adapts, and reimagines new and existing material into yearly "Seasons" based on a common and expansive theme chosen by the ensemble (ie: Season 4: I Am the Public Domain in 2016, Season 5: That Way Madness Lies in 2017, Season 6: Seeing is Believing in 2018, and Season 7: Mortals & Monsters in 2019). Each year adheres to a custom built ensemble structure and schedule that fully supports the needs of each unique and transformative Season. OUT LOUD Theatre’s creations have spanned from their circus themed adaptation of King Lear (where audiences traveled through the mad King's mind on moving carnival ride styled platforms); to their fully immersive and interactive 1300 sq ft Art Installation and Performance Art Exhibit based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland entitled WONDER (where audiences engaged with 7 interconnected Art Installation “environments”, entering “Wonderland” through Alice’s 20ft refrigerator, complete with life-sized food, located in her hyper realistic “studio apartment”); to their wholly original and devised movement ensemble works ESCAPE and Creation X.ESCAPE focuses on one woman’s journey through grief after the death of her twin brother, told entirely through devised movement and music in a 7ft x 7ft white pit filled with white ball pit balls providing an expansive and tangible engagement with her emotional core. Creation X is an examination of existential horror through the lens of a graduate level scientist who is forced to confront her own humanity when her experiment (a “Monster”) escapes from his containment.
A Best of Rhode Island Winner in 2016 (BEST FEMINIST THEATER - Rhode Island Monthly Editors Pick), OUT LOUD has been featured across numerous multimedia platforms including Rhode Island Monthly, PVD Monthly, The Providence Journal, BroadwayWorld, Motif Magazine, The Pawtucket Times, and TAKE Magazine. Recently named BEST ENSEMBLE of 2019 by Motif Magazine for their collaborative work on The Rocky Horror Show.
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"OUT LOUD Theatre's productions are visual treats." - Rhode Island Monthly
"defies every traditional meaning of the word theatre." - S5 Audience Response
Since its founding in 2012, OUT LOUD Theatre has continued to develop a rich history spanning over 8 Seasons. OUT LOUD has successfully produced 3 wholly original and devised creations, 5 original adaptations, over 20 main-stage productions, and over 50 projects, collaborations, and limited engagement performances with an expansive number of artistic partners. A Best of Rhode Island Winner in 2016, OUT LOUD has been featured across numerous multimedia platforms including Rhode Island Monthly, PVD Monthly, The Providence Journal, BroadwayWorld, Motif Magazine, and TAKE Magazine. Learn more about OUT LOUD Theatre's major milestone and their organic evolution as PVD's Premiere Movement Ensemble:
OUT LOUD Theatre's Mission is to Build, Explore, and Devise ensemble driven and artistic creations through Collective Breath - a methodology that hones in on Awareness, Connection, and Trust by meaningfully engaging with our bodies, our minds, and our emotional cores through individual and collective lenses. With an emphasis on non-verbal movement oriented storytelling, OUT LOUD has established a process for devising, adapting, and reimagining material through a variety of creatively driven mediums. Learn more about OUT LOUD's Methodology, Collective Breath: