Company History

Goat Howl is based out of Toronto led by Maria Wodzinska & Oliver Jane. Goat Howl brings together ad-hoc ensembles to train in the theatrical languages of Jerzy Grotowski and Jacques Lecoq to create immersive installations and theatrical experiences. Their first collaboration was Oliver & Jane Make a Baby; Oliver Jane and Maria Wodzinska’s collaborative tongue-in-cheek feminist tear down of the domestic goddess trope. Their current works in development include: Configurations of a Divine Bitch, The Anna Show, Transhumanism, naturally and blending.in, and Dinner with Madness.

Goat Howl began in 2016 as an extension of the work of Maria Wodzinska’s Third Guest Theatre (France) and Oliver Jane’s Plump Olive Productions (US) when both artists relocated back to Toronto, Canada.

 

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In 2013, Plump Olive Productions (POP) began creating and producing original ensemble-driven works in Philadelphia. To date, POP’s work weaves together clown, dance, performance art, art-installation, and ritual experience. In Philadelphia, POP has presented work as part of Between A Boat and Green Place at Bartram’s Garden, Four Weeks in January, FringeArt’s Scratch Night, and SoLow Fest. Past full-theatre production works include The Gathering of the Mother Moth People; an exploration of ritual and spiritual pursuit guided by some wildly naïve clowns (1fiftyone Gallery, 2015), David & Oliver: Mystic Masters; a collaboration between Artistic Director Oliver Jane and playwright David Jacobi about their collective experiences as students of metaphysics (SoLow Fest, 2016). Plump Olive Productions remains as the US-production arm of Goat Howl, facilitating dual-national collaborations.

Also in 2013, Third Guest Theatre began ensemble-driven devised creation in Paris in collaboration with FAClab. They debuted Skeleton Woman and began workshopping Transhumanism, naturally, which is currently in a second phase of development under Goat Howl funded by the OAC. Third Guest has since changed names to Goat Howl.