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The Anthropologists re-affirms our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and against systemic racism and police violence. 

We pledge to continue the work of dismantling white supremacy in our organization and art, as well as in our artistic community at large....

In honor of International Women's Day, we are remembering the women from around the world who have inspired our plays. Our investigative plays are crafted from research and the voices of everyday people faced with extraordinary circumstances.

Our very first play was GIV...

 Participants creating a tableaux inspired by small group conversations.

On Tuesday, May 21, The Anthropologists organized an Emergency Response Session in reaction to the abortion bans passed in Alabama and Missouri. Thanks to the generosity of Robin Sokoloff and Town...

We are proud that our creative process for This Sinking Island embodied the values of being low-impact with a small carbon footprint. At every step of the way, we challenged ourselves to create the visual world of the show from as many reused and repurposed materials a...

“Why didn’t you make any noise?”
“How long after it happened did you tell?”
“Why didn’t you tell it immediately, and, if immediately,

why didn’t you bring suit?”

Does this line of questioning seem familiar to you? It is an echo of so many questions that are all too ofte...

 Photo credit: Butter & Scotch

In a beautiful moment of synchronicity, our first official rehearsal for the remount of Artemisia's Intent just happened to be the 425th birthday of our heroine, Artemisia Gentileschi. That's right.....

July 8, 1593: Birth of Artemisia G...

Since first starting to make devised and collaboratively created theatre in 2008, design elements have always been in the room, whether they are fabrics to play with (my personal fave) or evocative pieces of music and early sound design. Often, we have begun a devising...

Mariah Freda as Artemisia in Artemisia's Intent
(Under St. Mark's - FRIGID Festival 2018)

Photo credit: Hunter Canning

The Anthropologists creates dynamic investigative theatre based on source material and research. We begin each process by examining cultural artifacts...

A brief timeline.

January 25, 1635

Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th century painter from Rome, writes to a patron:

“Most Serene Lord, it seems to me that for three reasons I rightly should devote part of my meager talent to Your Highness. First, because my most humble house...

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We are just two weeks away from the premiere of This Sinking Island at University Settlement! We have created this show to be Family Inclusive so we thought we'd take a few minutes to answer some important questions about the show and logistical concerns...

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