Korean performing arts startup Brush Theatre is taking unique performances by Korean creatives worldwide, becoming a beacon of cultural exchange. Based in Seoul, the theatrical performing arts company produces and presents live performances. The company’s primary purpose is to inspire young audiences to live their daily life with art and offer quality performances through its ‘Theatre for Young Audiences’ program.
Performances across continents
Brush Theatre was found in 2015 as a global children’s and youth performance troupe and has performed shows in over 22 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. From production and planning to distribution and tour, Brush Theatre transcends the limitations of language and, armed with an international sensibility, creates content that fascinates children, family audiences, and performers from various cultures.
Brush Theatre has produced many hit performances that have been played internationally. Productions like ‘Doodle Pop’ and ‘Woogie Boogie’ that bring doodle art to life through 3D projections have received many praises. It’s production ‘The Little Musician’ was selected as “Three of the Best Shows for Children” by THE SCOTSMAN, and ‘Woogie Boogie’ was selected as “The Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018” by The Guardian. Woogie Boogie also became a Winner of Asian Arts Award Best Comedy 2018.
Global accolades & recognition
The troupe has built a global network with invitations from leading festivals internationally. Brush Theatre has been a regular participant at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest theater festival, and achieved the feat of receiving 5 stars from major British media outlets. It also signed a worldwide contract with ‘Boatrocker Entertainment’, the largest agent on Broadway in the United States. The company has received recognition for its efforts from the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism at the ‘2019 Korea Content Awards’ held at COEX.
Besides, performances across the world Brush Theatre also holds activities and workshops for children and young people. The startup wants to grow internationally and promote Korea’s culture in theatre through various modes. Brush Theatre has plans to publish and produce digital content, sell merchandise, develop educational content, etc. Brush Theater CEO Lee Gil-joon said, “I am happy to meet and communicate with audiences from all over the world through the content of the Brush Theater within the attractive genre of performance. We will strive for cultural exchange through contents.”
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