WHO WE ARE

Seat of the Pants is a band of storytellers who bring theatrical productions to varied locations around Northeast Ohio; we’re most “at home” when “on the road.” The choice to roam allows us to:

  • Focus all our resources on telling tales, truthfully and beautifully

  • Share compelling narratives in unique spaces and vibrant communities

  • Develop an aesthetic rooted in imaginative staging and human connection

 
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WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

COLLABORATION

We foster an environment where all voices are heard, and where joy, creativity, and passion spring up in pursuit of a common goal.

STEWARDSHIP

We honor the scripts entrusted to us; we respect the artists who work with us; we value the goodwill our audiences extend to us.

TRANSFORMATION

Our hope is to create theater that challenges minds, moves hearts, and mobilizes hands and feet - in both performers and patrons.

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WHERE WE’VE BEEN

We began Seat of the Pants in 2012 to produce a single play each summer, while also raising funds for related causes close to our hearts. As an example, the revenue generated from God of Carnage was donated to a non-profit that combats bullying in Ohio public schools.

 

As we found favor with audiences and artists alike, we expanded our offerings, presenting full summer seasons of readings and productions, selected around an essential theme or idea. After the contentious 2016 election year, our 2017 season featured scripts focusing on how to dialogue, debate, and dissent well in an increasingly strident culture.

We continue to select plays which raise potent questions - some specific to today and others that speak to human nature across the ages. Believing wholeheartedly that theatre should partner with other institutions to foster communal change, we invite individuals and groups doing transformative work to participate in talkbacks and share their missions.

The 2018-2019 season finds Seat of the Pants expanding: we are now producing shows year-round, mounting productions beyond Canton throughout Northeast Ohio, and seeking to establish an ensemble of actors, writers, designers, and directors who desire an artistic home.

 
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CRAIG JOSEPH,
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR