ABOUT US

M I S S I O N

A Dead Whale Productions challenges traditional theatrical convention by creating bold and innovative theatrical events that fearlessly awaken our most vibrant and childlike imaginations.

I Love You, Jane Doe by Dane Eissler, directed by Katie Kiessling, 2017.

Pictured: (l-r) Peyton Storz, Alice Gehrke, Renee Jackson, & Dane Eissler.

Photo: Joseph Lim

Hog'sBelly: A Fable Noir by Tyler Garamella, directed by Dane Eissler, 2017.

Pictured: Natalia Via.

Photo: Joseph Lim

N A M E

We are well aware of what you may imagine when you first hear our name. A dead whale, bloated and rotting on some crowded beach in the hot sun, scaring away the gobsmacked day-trippers with its horrendous stench.

 

While we appreciate the shock our group's macabre misnomer of a name may induce, we want you to consider the natural and invaluable gifts a dead whale gives to a complex and crowded underwater ecosystem. Sharks, lobsters, and crabs feast on the flesh; then other crustaceans, mollusks, and worms have their turn, eating and living in the remaining soft tissue; and after that, even bacteria get their share, savoring the remaining bones.

V A L U E S

Following the generous example of our aquatic namesake, A Dead Whale Productions abides by the following values:

  • We create our productions through rigorous collaborative ingenuity.

  • We build our productions from re-purposed and found materials

  • We aim to foster a safe, inclusive, and personal community between our audiences and artistic ensemble.

Apocalypse Twins by Dane Eissler, directed by Sam Price, 2017.

Pictured: (l-r) Madeline Lauzon & Lara Dohner.

Photo: Joseph Lim.