Courtesy of Green House Theater Project
Green House Theater Project
By Jonas Weir
On a Friday night in Columbia, people stream from an alley, spilling into the street. They’re not waiting to get into a bar or club, though. This group of both young and old is trying to get a seat at one of the Green House Theater Project’s “pop-up” performances.
On random nights throughout the year, the theater group hosts one-night only, partially improvised performances at a location that changes each time. Information is only leaked out a week ahead of time to give an air of mystery and excitement to the event.
“I didn’t even tell the artists what was going to happen until the night before,” says Greenhouse co-founder Elizabeth Palmieri. “I wanted it to be fresh.”
The troupe doesn’t just do pop-up events. GreenHouse also holds plays throughout the year. The plays, much like the pop-up events, take place at different locations. In March, Greenhouse will have a pop-up event during the True/False Film Fest. The troupe will also perform an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure from April 6 to 10 at Orr Street Studios. Visit greenhousetp.org for more