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, New York, NY 11101

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

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Phone: (347) 848-0030

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance with social distancing guidelines, access to the indoor gallery may be limited.

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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, New York

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