Tremont’s Resident Theatre Company
The company was founded in 2002 by Clyde Simon and Brian Breth. There have been 71 productions to date as of January 2016. The company produces alternative/experimental theatre work by living playwrights and new plays by local playwrights. The company seeks to create a core ensemble that continues to work together over the long term in exploring and developing its artistic voice, and performance and production practices, to create up-close, environmentally-staged productions that challenge the status quo and extend the boundaries of theatre.
Most theatres are like mirrors, reflecting the familiar. You go to a show, you sit, you watch a play, and then you go home. You watch the actors from across the chasm of a “fourth wall.” Everything is nicely laid out for you as you view what is comfortably, safely beyond that wall, confident that you will be made, indeed are expected, to understand the experience in terms of conventional logic.
Aren’t we all tired of that by now?
What if theatre weren’t a mirror reflecting the familiar, but an opening into unknown territory? What if there were no fourth wall? What if, instead of going to the theatre to watch a play, you crossed the threshold into the world of the play to experience it? Theatre that expands the imagination and extends the conventional boundaries of language, structure, space, and performance that challenges the conventional notions of what theatre is. What sort of theatre would this be? We are convergence-continuum.
The company’s artistic home, in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, is the Liminis, an intimate, versatile, storefront performance space, with maximum seating of 40-50 depending on the set-up for each show. The convergence-continuum company completely transforms the Liminis for each show, immersing audiences into the world of the play in up-close productions.
Convergence-continuum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.