Tribe of Fools is dedicated to creating new plays that blur the lines between theater, dance, acrobatics and other physical story-telling disciplines in order to affect the audience in the most visceral way possible. While blurring the lines of genre Tribe also keeps their stories accessible to a contemporary audience and affordable for most Philadelphians.
The creation process is a collaboration of multi-disciplinary artists including actors, writers, dancers, acrobats and directors in a workshop atmosphere that lasts between 6 and 12 months. The company specializes in creating works that are fun, challenging, unique, and highly physically stylized. Their signature physical style has garnered them both audience and critical acclaim over the years.
Tribe of Fools’ repertory of plays include: Bedlam!, Echo, Fool, Echo-2007, Armageddon at the Mushroom Village, Dracula, and Heavy Metal Dance Fag. Over the years Tribe of Fools has collaborated other artists and organizations such as Adrienne Mackey, The Annenberg Center and The Kimmel Center. Tribe of Fools has been hailed as “A fascinating young physical theatre company with a bright future” by Philadelphia Weekly, “The best surprise of 2007″ by the Philadelphia Metro and “the dark horse hit” of the 2011 Philadelphia Fringe Festival by the Philadelphia Inquirer.