Through our investigation of shared mythologies, we curate works of live performance that record, reveal, and react to human progress over time.
Momentary advocates for artists across all disciplines to contribute their work to the vast record of human history. The company prioritizes new writer development with a series of workshops and programs dedicated to cultivating and documenting the new play process. When producing pre-existing content, the focus will shift to new dramaturgical interpretations, design aesthetics, and character portrayals. The record we create is one of diverse and unique voices.
Momentary fuses the forms of theaters and museums, two ancient practices with their own distinct philosophies. Each will inform the other to create something new and contemporary; putting ideas and actions on exhibition while upholding the importance of a narrative in telling an honest history.
Momentary facilitates cultural conversations through active audience and community engagement. Our work is connected to the world from which it is devised, and will always evolve with and reflect this moment in time.
Momentary Theatre is committed to working with emerging artists with a focus on new playwrights; developing skills and providing resources for growth within the industry. As Co-Curators rather than Artistic Directors, Matthew T. Messina and Jacob C. Shuler work to facilitate an enlightened environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration. We value artists who are progressive, passionate, and present.