Past Projects


Talk Hard: Season Finale 

April 15, 2021

Special takeover event, featuring actor, writer, poet, and spoken word artist Bryant Hayes. 

Talk Hard is a virtual weekly new-work salon for playwrights, actors, directors, poets, musicians, singers, djs, painters, writers, dancers, comedians, filmmakers, spoken word and hip-hop artists, to get a peek at any new piece they're working on, in front of a supportive audience.

13 Suits: A Mother's Monologues

February 26 - 28, 2021

Based on actual events, 13 Suits: A Mother's Monologues is a LIVE documentary theatrical experience, crafted from a mother's reflections after losing her son. In a Laramie Project meets Twilight meets Vagina Monologues-style event, the play draws on dozens of poetic personal accounts, touching stories, and powerful statistics, to help weave a timely and poignant cautionary tale... one of grief, loss and healing, in the wake of seemingly insurmountable tragedy.

The Empathy Project at Brown School:

Connection Through Chaos

January 31, 2021

From The Outer Loop and the upper school at Brown School, comes a LIVE virtual collaboration and devised theatrical response to our current moment of crisis.


The production included both live and pre-recorded performances of stories from students and faculty, all surrounding their experiences of the crises we've faced together throughout 2020. By bringing together voices, stories and experiences from all walks of life and artists from all mediums, both participants and audience alike will engage in the greater conversation of what it means to be human ... right now. 

The Outer Loop Virtual Gala &

Empathy Project Volume III:

Love Will Win in the End

December 19, 2020

Our annual end of the year gala goes virtual this year, due to the pandemic, and merges with our third collaboration of a devised theatrical response to the moment of crisis, we as a global community, currently find ourselves in. These are scary and uncertain times, ones simultaneously abundant and lacking in connection and hope. Can we, through theater, inspire empathy and reconnect to our shared humanity?


December 4-6, 2020

A virtual co-production with Renaissance Theaterworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Theater by Women, for Everyone. Three short plays by playwrights of color. In response to the nationwide social justice call to action, comes this production attempting to define, “Who belongs?” 


September 12-13, 2020

A 24-hour, one-of-a-kind, virtually immersive, theatrical experience, premiered live on our cyber stage. Escape to the year 2090, where nature has taken back what’s rightfully hers and citizens of the world live to dream.

Created by Kayla Zanakis

Empathy Radio

July - August 2020

A weekly virtual podcast-style show, that ran during the pandemic of 2020. Zoom call-in radio style dialogue and listening hour, 

modeling constructive conversations and fostering empathy.

Hosted by Michael Herman & Rachael Yoder

The Empathy Project:
a new human experience | Volume II

June 27, 2020

The Empathy Project included both live and pre-recorded performances of stories from people of all ages, races, beliefs and demographics, all surrounding their current experience of our country’s social and political unrest, the protests of George Floyd’s murder, and our nation’s cries for justice, for change, and for peace. 

Laugh Hard

June - July 2020

A hilarious weekly virtual workshop for female comedians, hosted by Maddy Smith, Shana Goodman, Sarah Garner and Maggie Lalley. Broadcast on Outer Loop TV. Coming back soon!