Created from the desire to use our theatre space as a midwife to new theatrical works, and to make space for emerging artists to flex their wings, Stripped Bare provides an incubator to test-drive new artistic ideas.

Stripped Bare is about theatre at its core. A Stripped Bare project is not about sets, lights, props, and costumes. It is about actors, words, passion, movement, and ideas.

Have a great project in mind and just need somewhere to get it off the ground? Consider applying for Stripped Bare, an arts incubator project for innovative projects by emerging artists. We are committed to a diversity of voices, and encourage all eligible artists to apply.

Applications for Stripped Bare are closed at this time. Check back in May for updates on our 2022-23 application process.

A Stripped Bare project...

Is on its feet.

Plays with form.

Experiments with an artistic idea.

Pushes personal artistic boundaries.

Re-imagines classics or creates brand new work.

Is driven by the art.

It is not...

A staged reading.

A full production. Seriously. So that means, there is no…

  • Set (There is no rigging, no flats, no repainting of the space, no changing of the curtain placements.)
  • Lights (You can use our rep plot, but there is no re-focusing. We encourage you to think simply if you do any cuing.)
  • Sound (You can have a few sound cues, but no mics.)
  • Projector (With very rare exceptions)
  • Props (You may bring in and use simple, minimal furniture or props.)