R B T C

 
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We are Red Balloon Theatre Collective (RBTC) a female led ensemble of movers and shakers.

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We all met one another in a room called 'the roost' in August 2017. We were asked to share a bit about ourselves and our goals for our mentorship cohort. We quickly discovered we wanted to create something together and that we had a similar hunger for some things we saw lacking in our community.

We collaborate.

We get together constantly to make art and create.

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We try, and fail, and then try again. After one specific collaboration intensive during our mentorship, when one of our RBTC ensemble members brought a certain play to our attention, we were bitten by a need to create it and to immediately chose each other to do so. We produced that play and haven’t stopped collaborating since.

We feel.

Each of us has different life experiences and different emotional processes, but something we have always sought to do is be vulnerable and honest with each other (even from day one).

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We hold space. We lift each other up. We choose each other, even when it’s hard. Those factors have created a bond and shared language between our collective that bodes us well as we dive into both scripted and devised performance work.

We are constantly evolving.

While we all may not be in the same physical city these days, we are still growing and learning and unlearning as a collective. Red Balloon isn’t a ‘company’ for a reason— a collective of folks can wander and expand often and are encouraged to do so. Who knows where each of us will be living and creating in 5 years— but we will always continue on Red Ballooning the hell out of where ever we are.

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We are Red Balloon Theatre Collective (RBTC).

We collaborate. We feel. We are constantly evolving.


THE OG RED BALLOONERS ARE:

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CLAIRE ALDRIDGE

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ALANNA ARCHIBALD

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KAYLA HANSON

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HAILEY HOUSER

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ERIN MACGILLIVRAY


PHOTOS BY DANNY GRAY. SPACE PROVIDED BY CLAIRE RIGSBY. CAKE BAKED BY THE RBTC ENSEMBLE.