To bring documentary theatre projects to underserved and ethnically diverse youth in Sonoma County with the aim to build and heal communities.
Walking Elephant Theatre Company creates innovative live documentary pieces for social and ecological healing. The original productions are created from conversations and interviews between youth and their community. They walk a mile in the shoes of their neighbors and then create original documentary plays about the elephant in the room. We believe that hearing each other’s stories awakens our compassion. These projects help our culture shift from the paradigm of isolation, extraction, scarcity, & violence, to the paradigm of connection, regeneration, abundance, & peace.
As a nomadic theatre company, we go to where stories need to be told and heard. We create and perform in schools, theatres, homeless shelters, cafes, and front porches.
We are consistently going through an iterative process, meeting the needs of whatever “elephant in the room” a community would like to explore and transform.
Walking Elephant won Broadway World’s “BEST SPECIAL THEATER EVENT”, was “CRITICS’ PICK” in Time Out New York Magazine, and “EDITOR’S PICK” in Theatre Bay Area Magazine. Our play “Prop 8 Love Stories” was published and the entire cast flew to New York City for a two week Off-Off Broadway run.