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Parallel Exit

Parallel Exit creates moments of simple magic for audiences of all ages. The company blends theatre, dance, and music into works of physical theatre that transcend age, language, and cultural barriers. "Their clever and genuinely funny work draws inspiration from such great dancers as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin." -- The New Yorker

Parallel Exit creates physical theatre inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. The work blends theatre, dance, and music into productions that transcend age, language, and cultural barriers. The company is dedicated to preserving and promoting the variety arts for diverse and underserved communities of children and adults. Parallel Exit is one of the leading physical theatre companies in New York City. Productions have earned the company critical acclaim and two Drama Desk nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience. They have performed at theaters and festivals all over the world. In New York City, they have performed at The New Victory Theater, The Guggenheim Museum, in schools (through The Lincoln Center Institute and LEAP), and through partnerships with other organizations (Making Books Sing).

Over the past 10 years, Parallel Exit has reached over 10,000 students in New York City public schools, and over 10,000 audience members in our theatrical venues. Parallel Exit was launched in 1997 when our production WHITE/NOISE/JUMP received "Best in The Fringe Festival - Excellence in Theatre" at the inaugural New York International Fringe Festival. Since then, Parallel Exit’s work has explored a wide range of physical forms, from dance to vaudeville to live-action silent film to tap. In addition to an annual New York City season, Parallel Exit travels throughout the United States and the world to present our work to as wide an audience as possible.


Darrah Carr Dance

Theater for Young Audiences

Lyle Cogen