group in residence


Dirt [contained]

Theatre Company

Dirt [contained] Theatre Company makes provocative, socially conscious theatre with an absurd twist. Dirt [contained] was founded by Maria Swisher and Tana Sirois in 2010 in Liverpool, England.


Utilizing a truly experimental approach rooted in Grotwoski-inspired physical theatre, they focus primarily on original work, using a variety of theatrical languages to engage modern audiences. They strive to explore the complex and important issues of our time with humor and truth.


Past productions include The Last Eden, The Chairs, Easy Laughter, Garden Of Delights and Crushing Baby Animals.


Dirt [contained] strives for eloquence in absurdity, and authenticity in chaos. They believe in storytelling for a purpose.

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at The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

(Enter via uncovered parking lot entrance  through door above staircase.)

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​Gallery Hours
Thursdays: 6-10pm, with Life Drawing Workshop from 7-10pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12-5pm

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

the Gallery is currently closed to the public till further notice.

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​Culture Lab LIC, Inc. is a non-profit arts advocacy organization

founded by artists and incorporated in 2019 in Long Island City.

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