We are a small, growing company of performing artists, who operate as a collective, sharing tasks between us.
We are committed to growing slowly and with care, listening, examining and evolving in response to the artists we serve.
We are determined to resist the idea, ingrained in the theatre industry, that “the show must go on“ at any cost. We believe this obsession ignores the fact that artists are humans, and leads to unhealthy power dynamics and dangerous decision-making. Instead, we commit to slowing down and being willing to radically revise our plans if something is not working.
We are unashamedly progressive in our politics, some might say radical, and we are working towards a future in which we, Art workers of the Bay, seize the means of production, creating work whose development we lead and the product of which we own.
We passionately align ourselves in defiance of an American culture that devalues artists by refusing to compensate them. Furthermore, our industry has evolved to only give opportunities to artists who are already well established, or money to productions that are already rich in resources. At Analog, we believe that the permission and resources to cultivate artistic gifts should be radically accessible. As such, we strive to create platforms that celebrate and compensate artistic creation, and support artistic development. We also remove financial barriers for audiences by making all shows free to the public.
We ultimately believe that the physical expression of our stories and identities holds the keys to catharsis, healing, and joy for our communities.