Nature Theater of Oklahoma is an OBIE Award-winning New York-based performance group under the direction of Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper. Since Poetics: a ballet brut, their first ensemble piece, Nature Theater of Oklahoma has been devoted to making the work they don’t know how to make, putting themselves in impossible situations, and working from out of their own ignorance and unease. Using readymade materials, found space, overheard speech, and observed gesture, and through extreme formal manipulation, and superhuman effort, they shift our perceptions of everyday reality.

Selected Press

Just the Gist of a Star-Cross’d Tale, Charles Isherwood, New York Times, December 21, 2009.

‘Romeo And Juliet’: Just As You Misremembered It, Robert Smith, NPR, December 29, 2009.

Deconstructing Romeo and Juliet, Hilton Als, The New Yorker, January 11, 2010.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Young Jean Lee, BOMB Magazine, Summer 2009.

Stage Notes: Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Romeo and Juliet, Tom Murrin, papermag, December 16, 2009.