WHO WE ARE
Tim Olivares - Co-Founder
Tim is an actor, writer, musician, and director, whose journey into theatre started at the age of nine and led him to a B.A. in Theatre with a minor in Creative Writing from Steven F. Austin State University, where a performance of his play earned the Best Actor and Critic's Choice Awards. Tim has directed numerous plays, and contributed to dozens more, notably eight projects for Austin's Bottle Alley Theatre Company, with even more on the horizon.
Justin West - Co-Founder
Following a successful career in gaming journalism, Justin became a mainstay on the Austin stand-up comedy circuit before returning to his theatrical roots with San Diego's Shakespeare Society. After moving back to Austin, Justin joined Bottle Alley Theatre Company with fellow Mercurial co-founder Tim Olivares. He has since worked with with Sam Bass Community Theatre, and is penning numerous shows for Mercurial.
Dan Wolff - Co-Founder
Dan Wolff is a writer and artist from Cincinnati, OH, with a degree in Visual Communications and Storytelling. He has written plays, scripts, novels, and Ccmics, and has created graphic work for productions, companies, and graphic novels. Dan's focus is on crafting engaging stories that bear emotional weight and ideological complexity.
WHAT WE DO
Theatre is more than just a stage, a few performers, and an audience. To us, theatre can be whatever we want it to be. Whatever we need it to be. Theatre can be an escape from reality. It can be personal and therapeutic. It can be educational and informative. But mostly, it is one of the few places left where human beings can connect with one another on an intimate and deeper level. Theatre is a reflection of everything that makes us human, a natural part of our existence. Since the dawn of our species, we have used the art of theatre to share stories and to act out our personal and communal hopes and fears. We all seek to understand ourselves a little better, and theatre is one of our greatest tools to achieve that end.
We founded our company with one main goal in mind: to make compelling art. While we have a passion and love for all things stage (and screen), we seek to challenge ourselves and our fellow human beings who share in this experience called "life."
We don't want to do what is safe. We want to create, to push ourselves, to open our minds and tell a story. And we want to share that experience directly with you. We wish to move you, inspire you, and enlighten you.
We invite you to share each performing space with us as we explore our similarities and learn from our differences, remembering that we are all one. We are human. We are Mercurial.
HOW WE DO IT
Mercurial Theatre focuses on creating original material in various forms and mediums. We use a multitude of techniques to create theatrical experiences that are unique, immediate, and truthful. We seek individuals from all walks of life and experience who wish to use their talents in a collaborative arena.
We are a "found space" theatre, willing to perform in warehouses and alleyways, coffee shops and conference rooms. We believe in serving what's best for each production, so each experience is carefully crafted, different and special.
We hope that you'll join us in our experimental style of theatre.
Mercurial Theatre is a registered non-profit company. Our purpose is to promote the advancement of the performing arts, and provide artists, actors, writers, and directors an avenue for creative expression while furthering artistic diversity within the community.
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