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Building Company Theater


We use the methods of theater artists like Augusto Boal and Viola Spolin in classes and workshops. Our theater techniques promote connection, acceptance, spontaneity, growth, mindfulness and resiliency. 

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Community-Centered Theater Classes, Workshops & Performances


We are an ensemble of theater workers dedicated to making theater an accessible tool for communities in Central New York. We achieve this by:

  1. Facilitating theater-based classes and workshops in partnership with organizations and community members. 

  2. Performing original works of theater that are inspired by and performed for the communities we serve.

Folks of all backgrounds, abilities and experiences are welcome to participate in our classes and performances.  

Serving Central New York Communities through Theater Performance and Education

The Building Company

Syracuse, NY





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Community-Engaged Theater

Building Company Theater engages local communities in theatrical processes to enhance the quality of life and appreciation for the art form. The company researches and develops new ways of making theater and presents original works of theater, with a critical eye towards accepted social mores.

This Month at Building Company Theater

July Edition

This month, we: 

  • Led a program of games, theater, dance and music for children from refugee/resettled families on the Northside in Syracuse. This is in partnership with Hopeprint.
  • Continued planning NOT NORMAL: Art in the Age of Trump. Partnering with ArtRage Gallery, we will showcase performance and visual art related to the Trump presidency. When? This November! Stay tune!

June Edition

This month, we: 

  • Played improv games with doctors at the VA Hospital in Syracuse. 
  • Continued developing a new theater piece based onPrognosis: Poor by Frances Southwick, D.O.
  • Taught "The Smile, Chuckle, Chortle, Whoop and Grin Theater Workshop" at Oasis

​​To see past activities, click here.