Celebrating the year behind, and the year ahead…

Last season in 2019 Red Tape Theatre hit some pretty big milestones:

We gave away over 2,700 FREE tickets to our shows and programming! Yes – that’s right … 2700 tickets free of charge!

We produced 4 full length shows :
In The Blood (directed by Chika Ike)
We Are Pussy Riot (directed by Kate Hendrickson)
All Quiet on the Western Front (directed by Matt Foss)
Queen of Sock Pairing (directed by Zach Weinberg)
(Including providing open captions for all 4 shows thanks to our accessibility director Brenda Scott Wlazlo)

We hosted free readings and workshops throughout the year in our space.

We started a recurring Poetry and Spoken Word event – Red Talk (curated by Kiayla Ryan)

We hosted 2 successful fundraising events – our Champagne and Caviar New Years Eve Party hosted by Coco Sho-Nell and our Red White and Black Gala hosted by our board!

We added a record number of company members and brought a record number of new designers and artists into our home in Lincoln Square – The Ready.

We renovated our space to make it more accessible to all audiences!

As we continue in 2020 we promise to keep up the good work!

We will soon be announcing the opening show in our next season – and we would love you to join us for free this year as we continue spreading the Free Theatre Movement!

From our artistic director Max Truax, our managing director Ben Kaye, and all of our staff and company members – we continue to wish you a Happy New Year!

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to Red Tape and the Free Theatre Movement – click HERE


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Our Mission

We believe it essential to the welfare of our community that its members are able to see the world from multiple perspectives. Red Tape Theatre challenges audiences to think differently by disrupting expectations and by redefining the boundaries of the theatrical event. We apply our unique visual aesthetic to the social, political and cultural stories of our time, creating immersive and thought-provoking experiences for our audiences.

We are a free theatre.
We are an immersive theatre.
We are a theatre of images.
We are a theatre of ideas.

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The Free Theatre Movement

Beginning in 2018…

“The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.” – John Kane

Red Tape believes that access to the arts is essential for our community’s ability to engage in a free exchange of ideas. As an art form, the immediacy of theatre provides a powerful platform for this exchange. We strive to remove the barriers that exist between our community and an increasingly commodified culture. Starting in January of 2018, we will offer all of our quality theatrical productions to the public free of charge.

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Who We Are

Red Tape Theatre is committed to the creation of new and experimental work through collaborations with our ensemble, playwrights, musicians, dancers, and visual artists. Red Tape’s plays invite our audiences to re-imagine their world and serve a vital purpose in our community: to arrest attention and create empathy.

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Work With Us

Red Tape Theatre prides ourselves on providing a supportive home for our artists and administrators. We are working to create a team of innovative thinkers, working across disciplines to create risky theatre. It is recommended that you see a Red Tape production before submitting.

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