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THE SPACE WE MAKE is a performance collective that creates site-specific works outside of traditional theater settings. These multi-media performances incorporate input from audiences, communities, and the spaces in which members build and perform. Co-founded in 2012, and directed by writer/musician Caitlin Scholl & choreographer/dancer Simon Thomas-Train, the group consists of a core roster of artists based in New York City and beyond.


Our mission is to:


  • Create and/or promote new works of performance in specific, unusual, or heretofore unused spaces;


  • Reimagine or repurpose specific spaces/places through creative action;


  • Build, perform and/or promote work that sources creative input or ideas from a community beyond the performance group;


  • Connect with communities through the exploration and use of non-traditional performance space;


  • Create new venues for audiences to experience contemporary dance, music, writing, theater, visual and media arts.


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