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UMO'S mission is to stir the human spirit and incite the imagination by providing awe, challenge and inspiration through original and compelling physical theatre.

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Website: http://umo.org
Address: P O Box 347
Vashon, WA 98070
Email: info@umo.org
Phone Number: 206-963-0660
EIN: 22-2968673
UMO Ensemble is one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. UMO's creative process is rooted in physical theatre: improvisations in movement, character, vocalizing, and writing spawn new works. An Executive Artist, with the guidance of the board, oversees the organization. For each piece a member of the Ensemble serves as artistic leader. UMO Ensemble members include: Elizabeth Klob (executive artist), David Godsey, Janet McAlpin, Lyam White and Maria Glanz.

Since arriving on Vashon Island in 1989, UMO Ensemble has created over thirty original works and shared them with audiences internationally and locally. Over the last several years, UMO has partnered with ACT Theatre, performing acclaimed, image-rich, physical theatre productions through ACT Lab, including: El Dorado, Red Tiger Tales, FAIL BETTER: Beckett Moves UMO, Resistance Cabaret, and Falling Awake (a fugue state).

UMO shares our knowledge and trains the next generation of physical theatre artists through the UMO School of Physical Arts, located on Vashon Island, WA.

Praise for UMO Ensemble:

"UMO Ensemble's remarkable tribute to (Beckett's) genius, Fail Better is a mesmerizing production… a visual delight and an intellectual teaser." - Seattle Times

"UMO found the genius in both Beckett and themselves."- Drama in the Hood

"It is truthful, thoughtful and it holds real power to touch the intellect and the emotions simultaneously." - Seattle Star