We Run the Ship is a one of a kind theater event, featuring original music, live puppets and big decisions. Each show travels throughout the performance space, as the audience members make individual and group choices that bring the story to life around them. With fresh and salty ship captains, a pair of star-crossed sneakers, a wandering troubadour, and an invisible dog, this is a show is for all ages and imaginations to choose where they want to go next.
We are a team of theater-makers with a passionate interest in the future of our art form, our country and our planet.
We work as performers, producers and educators and this piece encourages civic engagement and ecological awareness through music, puppetry and live interaction. At We Run the Ship, an audience of young people decides what happens next - we believe in the theater as a means towards positive change for the future and we believe in the potential of young people as the embodiment of that future.
Created by Brittany Parker and Andrew Simon with original puppet design by Rachael Shane. Produced by the Barn Arts Collective.