Physical Theatre

Photo by Terrence McNally

Q: What is physical theatre?

Physical Theatre is a broad label that encompasses a myriad of theatrical and performative disciplines, new and old, a common denominator of which is their tendency to privilege movement and images over spoken or written language.

Examples of specific physical theatre styles include: puppetry, clowning, bouffon, Commedia Dell’Arte, melodrama, tragedy, mask, dance theatre, Butoh Dance, Kabuki, Noh, circus, burlesque, Dramatic Acrobatics, and more.

Q: Where can I learn more about physical theatre?

Schools with Full-Time Training Programs




Q: Where can I take a class?

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