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." Piti programming plants seeds of joy, sustainability and justice in hearts, minds and communities. Piti's local programming in the U.S. is dedicated to engaging underserved rural communities across Franklin County.
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 two festivals annually - SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival and The Great Greenfield DinoFest.
Awards & Nominations
2019: Suzy Polucci Food Justice Award (for To Bee or Not to Bee)
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