Red Thread Commons (RTC), is an ensemble-based cultural organizing company that uses story to reveal the underlying unbreakability of human connection through theater, writing, study and healing arts.

As a theater company provides an artistic home for small performance ensembles to create theater out of lived experience, weaving autobiographical material into collective multi-plot productions. The intention of this devised theater process is to spur healing, connection and transformation on the individual, community and societal level.

In addition to the theater work, the Commons provides space for political education, community organizing, and healing justice initiatives.


Facing the Minotaur – Nicu’s Spoon Theater, New York City, June 2011
The Red Thread  – Boll Family Theater, Detroit, November 2008


Study & Story | Hansberry & Baldwin – Easthampton, MA, Fall 2017
Study & Story | Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality  – Easthampton, MA, Fall 2016
Her Unflinching Gaze | Stories by & about Women – Seward, AK, Summer 2013
Revolution & Evolutions in the 21st Century | James & Grace Lee Boggs – NYC, Fall 2007


An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. It is said that though he thread may stretch or tangle, it will never break.
(Chinese proverb)