About us

There was a company that wanted to travel throughout the world so that the people in the company could learn and bring back what they learned to their communities. The performer built a show that was silent but deadly…. Um… Silent with music, physical theater, and found object puppetry. It toured to many places and won many awards.

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

These things speak to us
as of April 13th 2019 at 09:35

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

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

Theater can only be reproduced LIVE,
with an invested, living audience.

Performers must be explorers
and get lost, frustrated.
That’s part of the job.

When the company makes money in a project, pay the cast.

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

Theater is a dialogue.
Between the performers and audience.
Shh. Don’t tell any one

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

Wonder is what it is called.
When a bridge is built between
adult that you are
and the child that you were
and they are given a place to meet.

Theater is a primal part
of the human social experience.

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.
How else are you going to make the next generation
of theater goers and doers if you don’t?

Experience new cultures, places, people, and grow.
Promote- do not consume, other cultures.
Find and promote the Other voices,
not just the ones in your head.

Infinite diversity, infinite combinations.

Yes, we borrowed the IDIC thing from Star Trek.

Because it is true.

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