About One Little Goat
...towards a poetic theatre...
“Toronto’s enterprising One Little Goat” (New York Times) is North America’s only theatre company devoted to contemporary poetic theatre.
Founded in New York in 2002, and based in Toronto since 2005, the company is acclaimed for its highly interpretive, provocative approach to international plays, including the Canadian and World Premieres of dramatic works by
and Artistic Director Adam Seelig
One Little Goat's productions have been covered and acclaimed in an array of media including the Globe and Mail, Canadian Theatre Review, New York Review of Books and Economist and have been staged in Toronto, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York, where the company opened La MaMa's 49th season in 2010 – the final season led by the legendary Ellen Stewart.
What is poetic theatre?
- nytheatre interview
- "EMERGENSEE: Get Head Out of Ass: Charactor and Poetic Theatre" - an essay
Wikipedia article on One Little Goat
ADAM SEELIG is a poet, playwright, stage director, and the founder and artistic director of One Little Goat. He is the author of Every Day in the Morning (slow) (New Star Books 2010, poetry/fiction) and his plays include
- Music Music Life Death Music: An Absurdical (One Little Goat 2018)
- Smyth/Williams: An All-Female Staging of the Police Transcript (adaptation - 2017)
- Ubu Mayor: A Harmful Bit of Fun (BookThug 2014 - a play with music)
- Parts to Whole (BookThug 2014)
- Like the First Time (BookThug 2011)
- Talking Masks: Oedipussy (BookThug 2009)
- Antigone:Insurgency - A Post-9/11 Reworking (Toronto 2007)
- All Is Almost Still (New York 2004)
- and, for children, PLAY: A (Mini) History of Theatre for Kids (Toronto 2016-18).
Seelig is the recipient of a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for drama and of a Stanford University Golden Award for his study of Samuel Beckett’s manuscripts (published in Modern Drama). He was a 2013/14 RBC Director at Canadian Stage and his writings have appeared in various journals, including World Literature Today, Poetics.ca and Poetry.