Pig Iron Theatre Company

Updated
1 Dec 2016

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Pig Iron Theatre Company, "Zero Cost House" performance, set designed by Mimi Lien. Photo courtesy of Pig Iron Theatre Company.

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Pig Iron Theatre Company, Love Unpunished, set designed by Mimi Lien. Photo courtesy of Pig Iron Theatre Company.

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Pig Iron Theatre Company, A Period of Animate Existence. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

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Dito van Reigersberg. Promotional photo for Pig Iron Theatre Company's I Promised Myself to Live Faster. Photo by Jason Rothenberg.

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Pig Iron Theatre Company, A Period of Animate Existence. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

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Pig Iron Theatre Company, A Period of Animate Existence. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

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Pig Iron Theatre Company's Zero Cost House. Photo courtesy of Pig Iron Theatre Company.

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Photo by Alexander Iziliaev. Courtesy of Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training.

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Geoff Sobelle in Mission to Mercury (2006). Photo courtesy of Pig Iron Theatre Company.

Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, Pig Iron Theatre Company is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization. Over the course of its lifespan, Pig Iron has created more than two dozen original works and has toured to festivals and venues across the US, Europe, and Asia. Pig Iron trains the next generation of daring physical theater artists through the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a venture that received Center funding. A "longtime fascination with the characters that live on the margins of society," as Pig Iron describes it, has led the company to devise Center-supported works including the Obie Award-winning Chekhov Lizardbrain, Welcome to Yuba City, I Promised Myself to Live Faster, and A Period of Animate Existence. In 2018, the company received a Center Project grant to create a design-driven theater work springing from MacArthur Fellow and Tony Award-winner Mimi Lien’s fascination with how architectural form influences human behavior.