The Factory is an ever evolving creative ensemble dedicated to producing challenging theatre that is inexpensive, and as live as possible.
It works to re-evaluate the traditional modes of conventional theatre-making to create surprising performance experiences that have the potential to be radically different with each outing, and deepen in scope exponentially.
In a desire to remain as artistically driven as possible it has developed its own rules of engagement and operational structure, living largely outside of the mainstream theatre industry and questioning many of its common practices.
It develops work over both long and extremely short periods of time employing a combination of weekly exploratory sessions, bursts of intensive rehearsal, and remote training which culminate in productions which might play once only, once a week for a year or more, or in a limited run.
It functions on a skills trading system based on respect and transparency whereby all of its members participate without the promise of financial remittance in exchange for a platform in which to train their instincts, hone their crafts, and further develop ownership of their artistic selves.
The Factory aims to foster greater initiative and creative self worth in its members and is ambitious to grow ever more brave, honest, and engaging in its work, rather than bigger, wealthier, or more powerful.