Founded in 2011 as a physical devised theatre ensemble, Animal Engine Theatre Company is dedicated to creating strange worlds with a relatable touch; bold works of performance that are clever, quirky, sharp, and new.
Since 2011 the company has created 5 major works: The Vindlevoss Family Circus Spectacular! (WINNER, Frigid New York Participant Pick Award): an absurd zombie circus where only the undead know what it means to be human; Age of the Android, a gleefully and historically innacurate immersive telling of Thomas Edison’s greatest invention, Petunia and Chicken (WINNER, Cincinnati Fringe Artists’ Pick Award and Frigid New York Festival Favorite Award), a Willa Cather inspired prairie love story told with only a hat, a scarf, and song; Dog Show, a French farce created out of animal ingenuity; and Darlings, a retelling of the Peter Pan story from the perspective of the parents.
Animal Engine is led by 2 artistic directors; husband and wife team Karim Muasher and Carrie Brown. New works are performed both in the company’s hometown of New York City, and across the country at festivals, theatres, and schools. The company is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.