Fight or Flight Theater Company is an ensemble of actor/aerialists committed to creating plays for the trapeze. We like what makes theater Theater. We specialize in plays and stories with heightened language and impossible imagery that we bring to life by putting them in the air and creating a uniquely theatrical event. We have a hankering for visceral storytelling, imaginative staging, and a wee bit of irreverence; and we elevate our work by literally elevating ourselves. We adore Theater and respect its great artists; but we will not hesitate to cut that Shakespeare joke about the “English Kersey” and the “French Velvet” if it’s not funny to a modern audience (Meas 1.ii).
Our core aerialists received their initial trapeze training at the National Theatre Conservatory from famed aerial pioneer Robert Davidson. Our work still draws from his focus on elegant movement and expressive imagery. Our past productions have included a stripped down and sexy Richard II, a nightclub version of Henry V, an all-ages trapeze show based on Greek mythology, and an original 80s movie-inspired play called Trapeze Hero!. Find out more at www.fightorflighttheater.com.