Mission and History

Mission

Sleeping Weazel produces plays and other theatrical events in a variety of live venues and online. As a group of affiliated theatre, visual, and performing artists, we are dedicated to presenting curated mixed performance evenings as well as full productions of individual work. We present leading-edge theatre locally, and through month-long video exhibitions in our cyber art gallery. We aim to cultivate the broadest possible audience base through presenting works created by artists collaborating across generations, cultures, and genres.

History

Sleeping Weazel was founded in 1998 by David G. Hopkins to produce independent films, live and audio theatre, and a multi-genre experimental web magazine based in Bristol, UK. After moving permanently to the United States, he continued to work in New York on theatre productions with Charlotte Meehan until his untimely death in May 2004.The name Sleeping Weazel alludes to the idea of “dreaming awake,” or being in a productive state of unconsciousness wherein the artist works to imagine and manifest what was previously outside the realm of possibility. In extending the invitation to join a work of art finding its way to new dimensions, the imaginary becomes a place of enchantment, growth, and abundant potential for all participants.

Today, Sleeping Weazel maintains the spirit of David’s original vision for making and presenting art in a multiplicity of contexts that extend art forms with flexibility and grace.