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The Burning House Group

The Burning House Group


The Burning House Group creates engaging modern theatre which stimulates fresh thinking and new perspectives.

A chief goal of the Burning House Group (BHG) has been to bring to the public a way to identify the relevance of their worldview in a shared artistic experience. Bringing a strong physicality (based in Asian, East European, and American studies) to classic traditions of theatre, we have found a form that both excites and clarifies our creative passions and exhilarates audiences by combining familiarity with challenge. We find the strength to bond as a community by harnessing the human energy in live theatre. It is BHG’s ambition to use this style to tell stories that examine the human experience.

In the Fall of 1994 at Spacespace, BHG’s first production, Or, What You Will (Twelfth Night), under the direction of Guthrie actor Christopher Bayes, enjoyed success artistically, critically and financially. With an ensemble of six actors playing fourteen roles, BHG took Shakespeare’s comedic tale and turned it on its head, using abstract choreography and rich aural landscapes.

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