Spooky Action Theater’s mission is to recharge our audience’s imaginative, intuitive, emotional core and rekindle its shared consciousness, linking artists and audience in this collaborative enterprise. Our vision is to produce theater that engages the world of dreams and the unconscious mind.
Spooky Action Theater (SAT) is a dynamic, young theater company in Washington, DC. Since 2010 SAT has been located on 16th Street, NW between Dupont Circle and the U Street Corridor. We designed and built a versatile performance space that accommodates multiple seating and staging configurations. Movable walls and audience risers enable us to approach each production with a fresh perspective.
We believe a good play imparts a special kind of rapture. Albert Einstein coined the term spooky action at a distance to describe a bit of quantum mechanics even he found incredible: two particles can become entangled such that, forever after, a change in one is matched by instant change in the other, no matter what the distance between them. Spooky action happens when actors provide a bare framework to be fleshed out by the imagination of the audience, creating the world and action of the play.
New Works In Action Program
Spooky Action Theater is committed to exploring new works in readings and workshops, to assist playwrights in the process of developing new plays.
Spooky Action Theater participates in CultureCapital, Your Link to the Arts in Metro DC.
Spooky Action Theater is a tax-exempt, nonprofit professional theater organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.