There’s a quality of retreat here—we’ve all been invited under the blanket fort to play… I found it utterly, blissfully, completely restful.” -Helen Shaw



…a favorite edible...” -Laura Collins-Hughes

The Institute for Useless Activity has committed itself to the principles of

1) finding what is theatrically interesting through research and experimentation 

2) using/abusing any technology at hand

3) avoiding slickness by discovering the poetry in simple objects. The work is not meant to be “useful” in a political or social sense, but playful and naive—curious and full of wonder.