Our mission is to create theater that inspires wonder, provokes thought, gives joy and enriches the public imagination. We believe that such theater should be easily accessible to a wide range of audiences. Thus, many of our performances take place in non-traditional spaces and at free outdoor festivals.
We strive for a theater of visual poetry–handmade & archetypal–imbued with the urgencies of the Moment and the timelessness of Human/Nature. We believe that such Theater plays a vital role in community life by illuminating essential relationships and planting the necessary seeds of change.
Arm-of-the-Sea was founded in 1982 by Marlena Marallo and Patrick Wadden as an experimental hybrid performance group combining art, ecology and social action. We continue to experiment with this ephemeral art form as a symbolic visual language that can illuminate the links between human communities and the life-support processes of the planet.