About us

Founded in 1995 as an international touring company by Emmy award winning puppeteer Tim Giugni, Il Teatro Calamari pursues theatrical excellence on the stage with productions that weave puppetry, mask and physical theater into whimsical and innovative theatre experiences for the entire family.

And now to our Manifesto or something of the sort

These things speak to us… as of May 3, 2018 at 10:42.

It’s okay to spell theater, theatre
and theatre, theater.

Theater is the most immersive
technology 
of the 21st century.
Special glasses not required.

Performers must be explorers
and sometimes we get lost,
but that’s how it should be.

Theater is a diverse and creative media,
that can only be reproduced LIVE,
with a living audience.
So, no zombies or vampires.

No Secrets:
Secrets kill.
Our actors do not hide.
We do not hide.
Rehearsals are open.
We talk to and play
with our audience
after each show.

Theater is a dialogue.

Blindly follow theater dogma is no.
Questions must be asked of the performers,
of the theater, and of the audience.
This interaction, creates a vibrant experience.
-and makes for new theater goers.

Theater is primal and
part of the human experience.

Wonder is what it is called.
When bridges are built between
the 
adult that you are
and the child that you were
and give them a place to meet.

Make new theater goers.
Bring back the old.
Because theater is cool.

Thank those in the art that came before us,
help those that come after us.
Do not mourn the past.
Embrace the future.

Find and promote the other voices.
Experiences. Cultures. Grow.
Infinite diversity, infinite combinations.

Promote do not consume.

The banana is the funniest fruit.


This page prone to hyperbole and delirium.
Use with caution.
Consult your doctor if theatre lasts more than a week.