PowerOut was formed when ten theatre artists met during a blackout. We set out to create adventurous new theatre.
We began working together in Portland Maine in 2011. Today, many of our original members have reunited in New York, after working at companies such as the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the California Shakespeare Theatre, and Portland Stage Company. Our intention remains to create new theatre. Since opening shop in New York City in 2014 they have produced Not Afraid and collaborated on: Let’s Play Play (FRIGID, Game Play), Take the Car (Williamstown Theatre Festival), For the Lulz (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Derek and the Sheep (Communal Spaces).
Founding Members: Todd Brian Backus, Nora Sørena Casey, Ben Ferber, Jenna Grossman, Emily Mahaffey, Liz Petley, Julie Shelton, Shannon Stockwell, Emily White, and Ella Wrenn.