Piti Theatre Company was founded in 2004 by American playwright/actor Jonathan Mirin and Swiss choreographer, dancer and visual artist Godeliève Richard. We're based in Shelburne Falls, MA and Les Ponts-de-Martel, Switzerland. Piti (pronounced "pea-tea") is an ancient Indian (Pali) word translatable as joy or rapture. Piti creates original performances and community-building events that accelerate local transformation towards joy, sustainability and justice.
In the wake of COVID-19, Piti has made a variety of programs and performances available virtually, including "To Bee or Not to Bee", Hawai'i 5G (premiere: July, 2021), Your Town, Valley Playwright Mentoring and Valley Arts Mentors.
We also facilitate a unique cultural and human connection between Switzerland and the U.S. by making shows in french and english and offering the possibility of artist/student exchange between the two countries. The company produces two festivals annually - SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival and The Great Greenfield DinoFest (also available virtually).
Awards & Nominations
2019: Suzy Pollucci Food and Justice Award (for To Bee or Not to Bee)
2015: Children's Theater Foundation of America Aurand Harris Fellowship (Jonathan Mirin)
2014: Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Ten Year Anniversary Certificate of Recognition
2014: Club Passim Iguana Fund Award for Piti's musical collaboration with Carrie Ferguson
2008: Independent Reviewers of New England Nomination - "Best Solo Performance"
2004: Independent Reviewers of New England Nomination - "Best Solo Performance"
Jonathan Mirin: Two Time Finalist, Actors Theatre of Louisville's Heidemann Award