Eccentric Bear Theater Co. strives to disrupt the mundane and ignite the imaginations of our audiences and artists alike. With a unique focus on the disciplines of clown, circus, dance, puppetry, and movement, we are built by people who love theater and reject artistic snobbery.
Eccentric Bear aims to demystify the process of creating theater and is committed to building a culture of transparency around our creative process. We will provide clear communication about the physical accessibility of spaces we inhabit, give preference to accessible spaces when available to us, and work to ensure that cost is not a barrier between our art and our audiences.
We will create working environments that put people first and maintain clearly defined, publicly accessible courses of action in the event that harassment or discrimination should occur within our organization (read more about our Conduct Standards below).
We believe in the transformative power of guided, intentional play to create community and drive creativity.
Joy is the center of our process. Theater has the potential to be tragic, challenging, and at times even hard to watch. But in its making, through all stages of production, we will always challenge ourselves to approach our work with a spirit of joy.
ISAAC YOUNG (he/ him)
Managing Artistic Director
Isaac Young is an award winning writer, producer, and performance artist who has worked professionally in multiple entertainment fields from theatre to circus to nightclubs. Onstage, he has been seen across the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex performing with WaterTower Theatre, Theatre 3, Shakespeare Dallas, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, among others. Isaac is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.
ARAN MONTARE SAVORY (they/ she)
Producer & Core Ensemble
Aran Montare Savory is a bilingual actor, teaching artist, and devised theatremaker based in NYC. Aran received an Andrew Mellon grant for their devised piece In Light Of and has toured their work throughout Russia, Germany, and Italy. Locally, she has had the joy to bring new works to life on stage at New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Tank Theatre, and Siti Company Lab. Aran studied directly under the critically-acclaimed actor and director Konstatin Raikin for two years and holds a graduate certificate from the Satirikon Theatre’s Higher School of Performing Arts in Moscow, Russia. Aran is a graduate of Vassar College and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.
BECCA CANZIANI (she/ her)
Producer & Core Ensemble
Becca Canziani is an intimacy choreographer, performer, and musician based in NYC. She is interested in collaborative creative processes, community-building, and telling stories that queer the lens of how we view relationships. Recent projects include touring Europe with Pickles Theatre Company and choreographing intimacy for the film Things Reaching Toward the Sun. She has directed and choreographed 25+ youth musical theatre productions. Her band “Toopretty” (@tooprettyband) regularly gigs throughout NYC. Becca holds a BA in Theatre from Muhlenberg College and worked/trained with Accademia dell’ Arte.
The ECCENTRIC BEAR CONDUCT STANDARDS is an evolving tool for self‐governance that seeks to foster communication, safety, respect, and accountability between participants at all levels within the Eccentric Bear Theater Co. organization.* Its purpose is to create:
Spaces free of harassment, whether it be sexual or based in race, gender, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or ability.
Nurturing environments which allow us to challenge ourselves, our audiences, and our communities; support artistic risks; and establish the freedom to create theatre that represents the full range of human experience.
A common understanding of practices within our organization.
You can access the full Conduct Standards document HERE.
*The Eccentric Bear Conduct Standards is adapted from the Chicago Theatre Standards: created in direct response to abusive behavior within the Chicago theatre community. For more information, visit https://www.notinourhouse.org/.