The Syndicate is an ensemble theater company comprised of women and queer actors, directors, playwrights, and producers who make medium-defying theater. We are an international theater company with members based all around the world. Using techniques from devised, physical, and dance theater, we make new plays that engage the limitless possibilities of the human body in space. Formed in 2014 as a seven-member ensemble of actor-creators, we rely on our shared values of effort, a willingness to lead and to follow, and diversity in both how we tell stories and whose stories we tell.
Founded after meeting at SITI Company Conservatory, The Syndicate makes ensemble plays and supports the work of individual company members in different parts of the world. Our productions include:
- Civility!, presented through the Resident Artist program at The Brick in January 2015 and at SITI Lab in October 2014;
- Well Job Gertrude, presented as part of New Works in Three with Phoenix Theatre Ensemble at the Wild Project and as part of the 2014 HOT Fest at Dixon Place;
- Long Distance, an open source form in various iterations, including Long Distance: Los Angeles, presented at Human Resources LA in October 2015; Long Distance: Myrtle Beach, performed at Coastal Carolina University in November 2015; Long Distance: The Hague (Fingerspitzengefuhl), performed at Theaterstudio Drang in January 2016; and Long Distance: New York, performed at the Williamsburg Library in March 2016;
- Graceful Exit, by Alanna Coby, part of the 2016 Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program.
We have also supported company member Andrea Tzvetkov, in her production of Chuck Mee's Memory Palace, performed at Pico House in LA in June 2015. Members of The Syndicate curated and produced Alone Together, an evening of queer solo performance at the 2015 HOT Fest at Dixon Place. We were artists-in-residence at the Chicago Performance Lab in August 2015 and recipients of ART/NY's Nancy Quinn Fund in 2016.