Company Statement

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Implied Violence makes plays that are not plays. We make theatre that may or may not be theatre. We genterate pieces that are rooted in an internal logic and rigid structure that audiences may or may not understand. However, our work does not beg to be understood. We don’t care to be understood, to understand is to lie.

Implied Violence is an intimate, intelligent, connected group of emerging artists who create work with and for one another. We are mercurial youngsters with style and wit. We keep secrets and speak in code. Nobody is the boss but you must respect the boss.

Driven by boredom and disgust for theatre, we craft fierce, audacious performance pieces. Call these pieces irreverent and disrespectful, for they can be just that. Sources of inspiration and contemporary politics, economics, literature, philosophy, religion, and illness. Etcetera etcetera, the world around us, blah blah blah. Implied Voilence intends to explode the form, to barrel past mediocrity and stagnation, and to shove conformist theatre into a deathly abyss.

We love nothing more that a good pie in the face. Yes, and more and yes and yes.