Piti Theatre Company was founded in 2004 by American playwright/actor Jonathan Mirin and Swiss choreographer, dancer and visual artist Godeliève Richard. We’re based in Shelburne Falls, MA and Les Ponts-de-Martel, Switzerland. Piti (pronounced “pea-tea”) is an ancient Indian (Pali) word translatable as joy or rapture. Our aim is to create new work for the stage which lends itself to the happiness of artists and audiences. We also facilitate a unique cultural and human connection between Switzerland and the U.S. by making shows in french and english and offering the possibility of artist/student exchange between the two countries. The company produces an annual festival every March in Shelburne Falls called SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival.
Awards & Nominations
2015: Children’s Theater Foundation of America Aurand Harris Fellowship (Jonathan Mirin)
2014: Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Ten Year Anniversary Certificate of Recognition
2014: Club Passim Iguana Fund Award for Piti’s musical collaboration with Carrie Ferguson
2008: Independent Reviewers of New England Nomination – “Best Solo Performance”
2004: Independent Reviewers of New England Nomination – “Best Solo Performance”
Jonathan Mirin: Two Time Finalist, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heidemann Award