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Founded in 1979 by Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Imago Theatre's original productions have toured internationally for over two decades. Imago's signature works have appeared thrice at the acclaimed New Victory Theater on Broadway in New York; FROGZ (2000, 2002) and ZooZoo (2010.) The universal nature of Imago's world has won audience and critical acclaim in tours across Asia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. The company was awarded the New York Dance Film Award and "Best Touring Production" by Independent Reviewers of New England. Imago has been hailed by critics world-wide for their range of original work. Working out of a large 18,000 square foot theatre laboratory in Portland, Oregon, Imago's ensemble of actors, dancers, designers, fabricators and musicians become alchemists seeking fresh perspectives of performance. The company has been honored for mask theatre pieces that have appealed to a wide age range, as well as for innovative works that push the boundaries of form, design and story. Imago Theatre's methodology is based on the teachings of Jacques Lecoq (1921-1999.) Ms Triffle studied extensively with Mr. Lecoq completing his exclusive pedagogical program. Drawing inspiration from Mr. Lecoq, Imago Theatre aims to place form and design at the forefront of theatre creation and infuses each production with an idiosyncratic physical energy. In 2006, the company's innovative production of Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit ran at two Tony-Award winning theatres – American Repertory Theater and The Hartford Stage Company. The United States premiere of Caryl Churchill's A Number was produced by Imago Theatre in 2003.
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