Rat King Theatre

A Rat King is a folkloric creature that is born when a number of rats are intertwined by their tails, which have been stuck together by blood, dirt, ice or shit.

Rat King Theatre is about getting tangled up in deep and silly shit. By intertwining theatre, dance, puppetry, film, food, illustration, political action and satire, we highlight the impossibility of detangling our stories, memories and identities. Rat King Theatre blurs the lines of who we are in the hope of expanding what we may become.

Rat King was established in 2013 by Tessa Allen and Krystalla Pearce and has been performing around New York City in both traditional and non-traditional settings ever since. They are currently based in Brooklyn.