Octopus Theatricals, LLC is a company dedicated to producing and consulting in the performing arts. From experimental to commercial, we collaborate with artists and organizations to foster an expansive range of compelling theatrical works for local, national and international audiences. We eschew boundaries—aesthetic, geopolitical, institutional—and thrive on a nimble and rigorous practice.
A New Work by Phantom Limb Company Endlessly inventive theater artists Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko offer an emotional call to climate action. Inspired by the catastrophic 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, this rippling meditation on water, heartbreak, and toxic fallout fuses contemporary flex dance and Japanese butoh tradition with Phantom Limb’s singular style of puppet theater. Created in collaboration with Dai Matsuoka of the transportive dance troupe Sankai Juku, Falling Out weaves music, movement, and design into a haunting tapestry of collective collapse and renewal.
April 4-5, 2019 Kennedy Center Direct Current Festival, with Georgetown’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Washington, DC