Bated Breath Theatre Company partners with museums to produce innovative and interactive plays inspired by their exhibitions. Our physical theatre training center is developing a new movement vocabulary for theatre artists.
Some of our recent work has:
- immersed the audience in the epicenter of the white-hot art market.
- transported audiences to the Moulin Rouge in turn of the century Paris to experience the world of painter Toulouse-Lautrec.
- revived three stories about the African-American struggle for civil rights through song. Our vignettes explore the cultural legacy of slave resistance, the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the role of Marian Anderson in the struggle for desegregation.
- explored the story behind the making of Maurice Sendak’s famous “children’s” book Where the Wild Things Are.
We are back from our successful four week run of Beneath the Gavel at 59E59 Theaters in New York City that ended on April 9. We're unpacking an entire truck full of props and planning both the next version of this piece and something new. Be in touch!
We'll be posting more content about Beneath the Gavel after we catch up, but in the mean time, enjoy Artsy's editorial: Bid Like a Millionaire Collector at This Off-Broadway Play
Award of Merit winner for 2015 Connecticut League of History Organizations
Bated Breath is supported by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Greater Hartford Arts Council, The William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, The Roberts Foundation, The Fund for Greater Hartford, The Department of Economic & Community Development in partnership with the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the National Endowment of for the Arts. Bated Breath also wants to thank The Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, TheaterWorks, Hartford Stage and the Zachs Family Foundation.