def: A homesickness for a place in time that can never be returned to.
A time that perhaps never was.
Experience Hiraeth Theatre Company
A Theatre for Cruelty and Conscience
Hiraeth Theatre Company presents brave forms of new and established work spanning across numerous genres and styles. Our performances are artistically designed to please and illuminate the minds of all audiences. We look forward to your visit and guarantee you will enjoy our shows. Take a look at our upcoming events and get your tickets here.
Shows Coming To You
A workshop piece. Original and classic scripts combined for a reflective look on the emotional journey of a functioning relationship. How can media influence art and life in general. Come watch two incredible Meisner actors go through the real important moments of a relationship.
HAG: A Musical
Our Heroin is like every good hero, she has a problem and her problem is she likes boys. Boys who like Boys. Join us on a brilliant theatre cabaret. I promise you'll have a good time.
The World Premiere of SOUL SURVIVOR
a new comedy by Dante Piro
January 16th - February 2nd, 2020
The Player's Theatre
They’re coming for your souls. They’re coming tonight. That would be a scary thought if “They” weren’t a couple of greenhorn demons more concerned with socializing than doing their jobs. Lisa and Dave are siblings in a tight spot– if they can’t find a loophole in their infernal contract, they’re going to hell. Tonight. But with an increasingly eccentric cast literally breaking down their door, they’re going to need to think outside the box. SOUL SURVIVOR is first and foremost a raucous comedy exploring an obnoxious, bureaucratic hell. Any touching moments or examination of morality is purely accidental.
Meet The Team
Hiraeth Started as actors and artists wanting to do good work, despite the industry. We don't need permission to do good work. The founding members having a Meisner Background believing that art needs to be truthful and real to make an impact. All the members of Hireath believe in one thing telling a good story that will hopefully leave you, sick, speechless or in awe of the human condition.
Trey Tetreault is a man of many talents. He comes from an actor background, but this only makes him succeed at Directing. This Man will be performing in Red all the while Directing Orphans. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has been seen on the New York Stage in many pieces. His recent credit is directing Laramie Project Ten years later that raised 3k for local LBGTQ+ charities.
Host. Actor. Singer. Songwriter. Playwright. Jackson Sturkey is the host of Jackson Sturkey and his Orchestra a variety show in the east village. Imagine if the Mister Roger’s show had been hosted by your drunk gay uncle, featuring some of the most talented performers you’ve never heard of, at the legendary Under Saint Marks Theatre. Jackson is also a Perennial player of Plan B Variety show, Liquid Family Dinner Cabaret and Ten foot rat Cabaret, Suicide night, NYC talent show and many more. His obsession with old Hollywood can be seen in his insta feed @outlatetonight. He can be found set up with his ukulele in Washington Square park on a clear day. Part Tiny Tim, part dapper throwback, part emotional fire iron
Jennifer and Jessica Davison
Artistic Directors and Founders of Hiraeth. These two are never to be taken to seriously. Proud members of the Hokie and Esper family, these two have been creating art up and down the city wether they act, produce, design light and sound anything that needs to be done they will get done. Have faith the size of a mustard seed and you can move mountains, is a motto and true philosophy that has motivated these two to never give up and just keep trying.
George Ligon comes to Hiraeth with over 8 years of live sound and sound design experience. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors in technical theatre with an emphasis on theatrical sound design. For the past few years he has been in the live audio industry focusing on an array of events ranging from concerts to Virginia Tech football games. He has decided to get back to what he loves doing which is theatrical sound design. A few of his past credits include Woyzeck, Spring Awakening, Boeing Boeing, Trojan Women, Beauty and the Beast, La Cage Aux Folles and Putnam County Spelling Bee. He would like to thank Hireath for allowing to collaborate with so many talented artists and also his wife and family for all their support.
Dante Piro’s plays include LEVEL 4, THE EPIC OF GILGAMISHA, THE VERGE, and SOUL SURVIVOR. Piro’s work has been produced and/or developed by TheatreLAB and Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, VA. Dante earned a BFA in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Jessie is an actress and writer. Her most recent work includes assistant directing the premiere of End of War at Virginia Repertoire Theatre and performing the role of Esther in Theatre Lab's Dry Land. As a theatre educator, she has worked with Seattle Children's theatre, and abroad with schools and students in Italy and China. She is studying as an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program.
"We are ALL broken, that's how the light gets in"
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