"Making documentary theatre takes great discipline and a touch of innovative genius… Life Jacket Theatre Company has proven itself to be a strong new practitioner in this genre."
Through in-depth field interviews and intense archival research, we produce undertold stories about people who live on the margins — the outsiders, outcasts, and outliers.
Our research process is rigorous and time consuming, often lasting several years. We build in-depth relationships with the people and communities whose stories we tell. We experiment with bold new theatrical languages to produce visually inventive and lyrically rich works.
Our shows have been named Critic's Picks by TheNew York Times and Time Out New York. We have been nominated for a Drama Desk Award, seven New York Innovative Theatre Awards, and two Henry Hewes Design Awards.