EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR
epbb is a theatre gym, creative think tank, and social space for new york’s most dynamic talent.
"You buzz the door to [an] address you’ve only been sent that morning. An actor hands you a glass of wine. You get cozy amongst the cushions and spot a television star or two. Ed, the host, welcomes you – and 50-odd others – to his home. This is Exit, Pursued By a Bear, a unique home theater company who present a show, with dinner, over a few entertaining hours."
"Theater may be an art form as old as humanity itself, but one night with EPBB makes it feel like a fabulous new technology."
- Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty
"People ask about unique models of presenting theatre and engaging the public and I talk about [EPBB]!"
- Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of TCG
"No-one is doing ANYTHING like this. It's so old it's new and it's AUDACIOUS. My jaw was on the floor. It's nothing short of AMAZING!"
- Tony Award winner Billy Porter
"In a very simple way, Iskandar shifted the paradigm. Instead of waiting for a seat to open at New York’s crowded theater table, Iskandar invited artists to his table—literally his dining room table."
- Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean
12,000+ meals served
150 nights of theatre
We believe that theatre artists, like athletes and dancers, require this consistency of practice to continue developing their craft and awareness. Unlike other art forms, ours is a social medium that requires engagement with others to exist. We are committed to establishing a thriving community around our unique space, which we imagine as a home where artists can gather, and further their social bond through working together and sharing that work with colleagues and collaborators. - EPBB