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The Building Stage returns for the 2012-13 theatrical season with a shortened program of two original shows. For the holidays, we are presenting for the bicentennial of Dickens’ birth a newly revised version of Charles Dickens Begrudgingly Performs “A Christmas Carol.” Again. In the spring, the company will unveil its latest creation, Dawn, Quixote, inspired by Cervantes’ masterful creation.

about the building stage

Our Mission

The Building Stage exists to create original theatrical events that celebrate, mourn, explore, and question our world and ourselves. Serving as both a neighborhood theater and a cultural destination, we seek to combine an entertaining, approachable experience with unique and challenging artistic products. We aspire to contribute to the evolution of the modern theater as we rediscover the vital role that theater can play in American cultural life.

Our Work

The Building Stage works from pre-existing sources that reflect the world we live in. We transform those sources through rehearsal, creating on our feet, with no separation between play and production. This process allows us to highlight the rapport that is created between performers and audience in the space and time of performance. Our pieces do not simply tell narrative stories; instead, they play with the boundary between poetry and prose, engaging the mind as well as the emotions, stirring the imagination as much as the senses.