The Moving Shadow was founded in 1998 by preternatural genius Marlon Pine. After a life on the stage performing and studying with the world's most renowned theatre artists, Pine had a dream. In his dream, he was an owl. He followed his owl self into the forest. It lead him to a clearing where he saw a one-third scale-replica of Shakespeare's Globe. He alone was the audience and he witnessed what he later described as “a work of theatre that transcended sight and language, that spoke directly to the shadow inside of me.” Awaking from his dream, Pine changed his life, founding The Moving Shadow six months later. Thus “micro theatre” was born.
The company is now renowned throughout North American and Eastern European experimental theatre circles. The company members are performers at the top of their field, happy to give their best years to bring Pine's visions to fruition. Winning many, many prizes, the company is generally accepted as an essential piece of theatre history.
The company suffered a tragic loss in January 2015 when Marlon Pine unexpectedly died in a car accident. The Moving Shadow honored his last wishes by finishing the production he was directing, Hamlet-Mobile. The show is currently touring the United States.
What is “Micro Theatre?”
Micro Theatre is the brainchild of Marlon Pine. It is describes a branch of “Total Theater” that is performed specifically for audiences of 10 or less. It also regularly, but not exclusively, includes site-specific locations, music, dance, intellectual texts, philosophy, art history, live poetry, dream recitation, architectural analysis, spirit walks, watershed moments, and animal guides.
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