THE JUXTAPOSE TENEMENT with Happenstance Theater! NOW PLAYING ONLINE Happenstance has launched an interactive website called THE JUXTAPOSE TENEMENT. This virtual shadow-box tenement building, inspired by the works of Joseph Cornell, features portals through which visitors glean poetic glimpses of characters, environments, and fantasias.
BAROCOCO dives into the late Baroque and flaunts 18th century finery, wigs, panniers, gestural styling, elaborate ornamentation, and the excesses of Rococo in this unique physical comedy. A charming and charismatic six-person ensemble exposes an indulgent aristocratic lifestyle precariously perched on the edge of its extinction. Happenstance Theater invites you to experience the charade — from parlor games to pantomime, from the exquisite to the revolting — in this delightful comedy of manners.
Featuring Gwen Grastorf, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, Alex Vernon and musician Caleb Jaster.
Pocket Moxie with Happenstance Theater at Baltimore Theatre Project March 24 - April 3, 2022 Tickets: Soon
A theatrical collage inspired by the Great Age of Vaudeville, infused with the joys and struggles of its performers' lives. In homage to the style and spirit of this immensely popular theatre from the late 19th Century, Happenstance Theater brings old Vaudeville back.
Featuring: Gwen Grastorf, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon.
Jim Henson Foundation Grant Premiere Marooned! A Space Comedy at Baltimore Theatre Project April 28 - May 8, 2022 Tickets: Soon Alex and Olmsted's Jim Henson Foundation Grant awarded Marooned! A Space Comedy is a new puppet show that takes place at the outer reaches of space. An astronaut crashes on an uncharted planet and has to face strange creatures, anomalous atmosphere, and isolation with only her Autonomous Task Assistant (ATA) to help her survive. Great for all ages!
PAST 2022 PROJECTS:
Official Selection! MARIANNE'S ONION Montréal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE Dec 17, 2021 - Jan 16, 2022