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About Us

Emotions Physical Theatre 

Our Story

Founded in 2013, Emotions Physical Theatre emerged from Janette's battle with cancer, sparking a need to share her story and find healing through expression. Since then, our work has been driven by a commitment to authentic storytelling and the transformative power of art. Join us as we continue to navigate the complexities of the human experience through our creative endeavors.

What is Physical theatre 

Physical theatre presents a multifaceted approach to live performances, integrating diverse artistic disciplines such as music, visual arts, dance, and theater to construct a unified narrative-driven milieu. Drawing from one of three primary foundations—circus, contemporary dance (or dance theater), and noh—the genre embodies a synthesis of movement, emotion, and narrative exploration. At EPT, our framework predominantly aligns with dance theater. A defining characteristic of physical theatre is its active engagement with the audience, often achieved through techniques like breaking the fourth wall, immersive experiences, interactive elements, or collaborative ventures, thereby fostering an immersive and indelible theatrical encounter.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Emotions Physical Theatre 

At Emotions Physical Theatre, we are deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work. Our productions aim to amplify the voices and experiences of historically marginalized or overlooked individuals, including those of all genders and sexualities. We believe in providing artists from diverse backgrounds a platform for authentic, cathartic, and impactful expression. Through our engaging and immersive theater productions, we aim to create spaces where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

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Meet the Team

As the directors, we are the creative visionaries driving the magic, c at EPT. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to curate exceptional physical theatre experiences, fostering a space where artists can unite and craft something extraordinary. 


Collaborate With.

We believe in tailoring our team to suit the unique requirements of each show, recognizing that every production is distinct in its essence. Whether drawing from a diverse pool of artists or seeking inspiration from various sources, our collective focus remains steadfast on serving the narrative at hand at EPT. If you're intrigued by the prospect of joining our team, please click below to explore further opportunities. 



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