Alysa Turner, Marketing Manager of Synetic Theater, starts off by sharing the company’s history:
Synetic Theater emerged from the creative vision of founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, Georgian artists who moved to the United States in the 1990′s. Trained in innovative dance, theater and film, the Tsikurishvilis combined traditions of the Caucuses with distinct American styles to tell classical stories in a unique way. Synetic Theater made its artistic debut in 2002 with a wordless Hamlet (Hamlet…the rest is silence)—quickly establishing itself as a dazzling and innovative physical theater company and earning three 2003 Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Resident Play, Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director.
Eleven years later, Synetic annually produces four to five main stage productions and two to three Family series productions, houses an educational studio for ages 7 through adult, conducts community outreach programs and tours family and main stage productions, reaching over 36,000 patrons annually. To-date Synetic has earned 92 Helen Hayes Nominations and received 24 Helen Hayes Awards, garnering acclaim for its “Silent Shakespeare” repertoire.
What’s it like to work at Synetic Theater?
Alysa: Synetic is a fun and relaxed working environment and interns are given tangible responsibilities and projects. The staff is all very hands-on, so interns will be working with artistic and administrative staff from all levels within the company.
What’s one fun fact about Synetic Theater?
Alysa: Synetic is a physical theater company that became known for their “silent Shakespeare” series but we also do many works with dialogue.