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    To create theatre that is relevant to our time and place. We do this through full exploration and integration of different theatre styles, based on a minimalist approach that strives to strip out all superfluous elements of a show and focus on the heart of a story. Most importantly, we have fun with it.

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    Below you can find information on previous seasons, as well as the growing Copyright-Free Archive - a list of plays that are free of any royalties, ready to be performed by any theatre, as well as thoughts from our sometimes amusing, sometimes vulgar, often interesting Managing Director Bohrs Hoff.

Trojan war

The Trojan War (2013)

Let me begin this postmortem by saying that I am incredibly proud of our final production of 2013: The Trojan War.  The idea of creating a comprehensive account of this mythic conflict has been with me for years, ever since I read Homer’s Iliad in high school and realized that the Trojan Horse, the most … Continue reading

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Taming of the Shrew (2013)

Please allow me to begin this entry by thanking an Anonymous donor for the amount of $250, which more than doubled our humble budget for this production, and made many more elements in costume and props possible.  Specifically, the gimp mask that Petruchio brazenly wears during the wedding scene, “shame to your estate, an eyesore … Continue reading

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Our 2013 Season: All is Classic in Sex and War

In the winter of 2008, Tom Foran and I decided to embark on this journey together, to create the sort of art that we wanted to see more of.  That is to say, accessible, affordable theatre; shows that had the heart and rawness of a punk rock show, while maintaining the integrity that good and … Continue reading

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The Kindly Ones (2012)

First off, I want to thank everyone who came out to support us this season, the fourth in our humble history as a theatre company and the most successful yet.  This has been an inspiring year for us, which has allowed us to increase the scale of shows that we produce, and also taught us … Continue reading

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King Lear

This marks the end of an era, doesn’t it?  All of Shakespeare’s extant plays have been documented here, and soon I hope to move on to other copyright-free plays fit for production.  But now are the final thoughts on Shakespeare’s complete works, culminating in King Lear.  This is a complex and intriguing play, regarding the … Continue reading

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Othello

It’s been a long while since I’ve been able to contribute anything to this archive, so I’m happy to be back in that swing of things while life settles down for a bit.  Just two more Shakespeare plays to go before I move on to some contemporaries and examine their worth for a modern production.  … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, I Love You: Pericles (2012)

This was an amazing experience. By far the largest undertaking that B.O.T. has ever attempted, Shakespeare, I Love You is a multi-company production where the five acts of a Shakespeare play are given to five different theatre companies, each company is given complete artistic freedom over their assigned portion of the text, and then the … Continue reading

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Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare wrote a play about the Trojan War.  Well, that’s just awesome.   So why is it never performed that often? You know, the ancient pseudo-mythical decade-long conflict that even rivals World War II in pop culture.  Even if you never read Homer’s Iliad or Virgil’s Aeneid, you know the general story.  But the details … Continue reading

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Hamlet

So… Hamlet. There is so much that has been written about this play already, so much life sucked from it by tired schoolroom analyses, and so many interpretations of the text put onto stage and film, that a relevant discussion can prove to be very difficult.  So let me come at this entry from a … Continue reading

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The Tempest

I’m starting off 2012 with this classic fantasy story, which actually holds a special place in my heart besides being an objective masterpiece of drama.  It’s the first play that I ever acted in (excluding, you know, school Christmas Pageants and the lot), playing one of the magical “people of the island” that the sorcerer Prospero commands … Continue reading

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