Past Projects


In Plenty or In Want: a new play

The Tank, NYC

March 5, 2022

In Plenty or In Want: a new play

by Dana Goodknight


Commissioned and presented by The Outer Loop Theater Experience and Dr. Dawn Lipson.

A staged reading of In Plenty or In Want, a new play examining the culture of the elite gymnastics world, and how that culture pits young girls against each other and themselves.

Tupo Pamoja (We are Together)

A short documentary

December 2021

Tupo Pamoja (We are Together)

A short documentary


Shot on location in Tanzania, by The Outer Loop.

Tupo Pamoja, meaning "we are together" in Swahili reminds us that we are all connected by our shared humanity. It doesn't matter where we live, what color our skin is, or what we do for a living... our struggles and victories in life are the same. Contact us for a link to watch the full film.

The Humanity Project: Phase 5

Mloka, Tanzania

June - August 2021

Artistic Director Michael Herman and Managing Director Rachael Yoder returned to Tanzania to continue working with the village, to increase access to health care and the arts.

Intern Caroline Byrne and filmmaker Isaiah Gates joined the trip to help shoot Tupo Pamoja, a short documentary film produced by The Outer Loop. Contact us for the link to the film.

Broken Mirrors: a new play with music

May 21 & 22, 2021

Broken Mirrors: a new play with music

by Sergio Castillo


Commissioned and presented by The Outer Loop Theater Experience and Dr. Dawn Lipson.

The final LIVE (virtual) workshop production in

The Outer Loop's 2020-2021 season, Broken Mirrors is a brand new play with music, that takes a glaring look at artists coming to terms with the limitations of their own talents, in an age of socio-political despair, desecrated spirituality, and lukewarm success.

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?