It is time to bring down the curtain on Wild Swan Theater. After more than four decades of joyful, exuberant, sometimes zany, sometimes poignant, always heartfelt theater making, it is time to say our goodbyes.
We started Wild Swan in 1980 with nothing but an idea. We didn’t have a nickel. No space. No backers. Just an idea, an idea of a kind of theater that could possibly exist, accessible and affordable for everyone, and of the highest artistic quality. Other artists were drawn to our idea and over the years we built an astonishing collaboration of gifted artists who wanted to “play,” who wanted to join with us to make imaginative, moving theater for children, for families, for students. And, we were joined by supporters and funders who shared our deep belief in the importance of creative experiences for young people. For forty years, we made theater based on that same idea, our reach expanding as we tackled one absorbing and challenging project after another – in the end for over a million audience members, upwards of a hundred thousand workshop participants.