580 Sackett St, Unit A, Ground Fl

Phone: 6465436488



About the Organization:
MITU580 is an interdisciplinary arts space in Gowanus, Brooklyn, operated by resident non-profit performance company Theater Mitu. The company has retrofitted this former glass recycling facility into 2,400 square feet of flexible space intended to intersect the fields of performance, installation art, new-media, and design. MITU580 is at once a studio space and performance venue to house all of Theater Mitu's programming, as well as a state of the art production facility capable of hosting all types of innovative performances and events. This facility is a unique gathering place where interdisciplinary arts practice is interrogated, incubated, and produced.

THEATER MITU is a permanent group of collaborators committed to expanding the definition of theater through methodical experimentation with its form. Founded in 1997, Theater Mitu has earned a wide reputation as an adventuresome and dynamic ensemble of artists. Under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Ruben Polendo, the Company is committed to challenging the parameters of theater research and practice. Theater Mitu's work is situated in the tension between acting and performance, theatrical design and installation, multi-media and interactive technology. Their practice investigates trans-global performance; interdisciplinary collaborative models; the performativity of non-violence; the geopolitics of objects; contemporary mythology; artist training, ritual and the sacred. Its considerable body of work has taken on a variety of forms: developmental and production work with some of the world's leading theatrical innovators, research and pedagogical work with renowned universities and conservatories, engagement with non-theatrical communities, and international trainings and research initiatives with leaders in the field.

What'a on view durring GOS:
Theater Mitu:
Karen Y. Chan:
Whitney Ramage:

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