mission & history
Who We Are
Tympanic Theatre Company is dedicated to producing new and developed work that contains both weird and fantastical subject matter. We create immersive, visceral worlds that provoke, inspire, and entertain. Through our Pay-What-You-Can Initiative, we strive to engage diverse audiences without the barrier of a high ticket price.
It All Started When...
Tympanic Theatre Company was founded in 2007 by alumni of Florida State University.
Tympanic has recently been nationally recognized by American Theatre Magazine for their short play festival Today We Escape – a collection of short plays each inspired by a track from Radiohead’s album OK Computer. Tympanic has also participated in the Department of Cultural Affairs' Incubator Series, extensively workshopping Randall Colburn's Verse Chorus Verse, before mounting the full world premiere, as well as Mary Arrchie's Abbie Hoffman Festival and Curious Theatre Branch's Rhino Fest. Recent productions include Blueberry Toast, Today We Escape, the Midwest Premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Social Creatures, Deliver Us From Nowhere - a collection of short plays each based on a song from Bruce Springsteen’s album Nebraska, the World Premiere of Dan Caffrey’s Sandalwood (co-produced with the side project), the world premiere of Scott T. Barsotti’s Brewed, (directed by Anna C. Bahow and co-produced with The Ruckus), and the Midwest Premiere of Shaun Prendergast’s The True History Of The Tragic Life And Triumphant Death Of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman In The World, which was performed entirely in the dark.