"Unexpected, inventive and deranged"

--The Seattle Times

"This ensemble is clearly going places I would like theatre in Seattle to go..."

--Capitol Hill Times

"Profound and powerful"

--The Stranger

"A perfectly lovely example of how much a small theatre can accomplish when they think outside the box."


"The visceral power and integrity to required to rattle and implicate us."

--The Seattle Times


Pony World Theater is an ensemble of artists who create playful and evocative performances that engage audiences in meaningful questions.  We combine striking visuals, elastic realities, and boundless imagination into uncommon narratives.


  • The world as we currently know it needs to be broken. The right story at the right time can break it.  

  • Theatre is a unique art form. We tell stories that embrace the exceptional qualities of theatre and could only be presented on stage.

  • We are an ensemble inside and outside the rehearsal room. As a company we choose our programming and plan our future.

  • We embrace the importance of inclusive casting and representing a diversity of voices.

  • Our work will be economically accessible to everyone.

  • In the rehearsal room, each artist’s voice is important.

  • We explore an idea to its fullest potential and truest essence.

  • Our plays balance strong visuals and strong narratives.

  • We value poetry, theatricality, and imagination.


Our name, Pony World, references a point in the creative process when anything is still possible—when everyone can have their own pony.  By infusing our entire process with this spirit, the company strives to create theatre that delights as it reveals, excites as it transforms.


Pony World Theatre is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.

Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.