Theater Mitu

About Theater Mitu

Theater Mitu is a permanent group of collaborators committed to expanding the definition of theater through methodical experimentation with its form. Driven by a theory we call WHOLE THEATER, the company investigates global performance as a source for our training, work, and methodologies. Founded in 1997, Theater Mitu has earned an international reputation as an adventuresome and dynamic ensemble of artists. Under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Rubén Polendo, the company is committed to challenging the parameters of theater research and practice. The company’s work is situated in the tension between acting and performance, theatrical design and installation, and multimedia and interactive technology. For more information about the company, and to see images and video of our work, please visit


Participant at Theater Mitu's South India Artist Intensive

June 2019 - June 2019 Bangalore, Karnataka
“I liked the fact that research was conducted on several different levels. I was involved in academic, dramaturgical, and aesthetic research. In addition, reflection and research were closely interwoven with artistic practice. I engaged in physical training on a daily bases in various South Inidan art forms and techniques such as Kalaripayattu, Mohiniattam, Kathakali, and Yakshagana. I had panel discussions and participated in seminars with local Inidan artists, lawyers, activists and scholars. Participation in this artist intensive also gave me the opportunity to access Theater Mitu's core research, training, laboratory, and creation methodologies, known as Whole Theater. ”
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