Our Mission
We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

Live Theatre Workshop
5317 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

FEBRUARY 1 & 2, MARCH 8 & 9, APRIL 5, 6, 26 & 27, 2013

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum–the traveling troupe of Iznik, Swerf, and Alulu Ortelius–presents “Theatre of the World.” This bizarre family uses a blend of music, storytelling, puppets, masks, and beer to engage the communities in the cultures they encounter during their endless world tour.


From the artists who created MixTape. . .

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum--the traveling troupe of Iznik, Swerf, and Alulu Ortelius--presents the “Theatre of the World.”

We are a family of wandering storytellers

Traveling the world to gather

The truth in the lies

The music in the noise

And drink the beer!


Episode 4: Tucson - April 26 & 27

Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 PM

Tickets $12 at the door • Drinks $5 • Special Deal: Ticket + First Drink for $15

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242

Beer curated by Rebecca Safford of Tap & Bottle

Featuring special guests Hey, Bucko!

With beer from Ten 55 Brewing

Also featuring:
Marissa Garcia
Harlan Hokin
Robert Anthony Villa
Heather Woods
& Jerry Woods

Check www.theatre-3.com/#/168/theatrum-orbis-terrarum for details!
call 347.870.9834 for more information


Praise for Theatre 3 ‘s Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

“This is really not theater in the traditional sense. Well, actually it is theater in the traditional sense, but not necessarily in the modern sense. Don't come expecting a totally scripted, locked-down play. Yet it is a play. It's an experience, one in which we all participate (and no, you don't have to get up onstage). And it is great fun. [...] So we gather, sipping our brews—as do Swerf, Alulu and Iznik—and we begin our journey, which is casual but purposeful, ordered yet spontaneous, lighthearted but profound. [...] This is going to be a unique, creative, captivating and thoroughly entertaining tour.”
- Sherilyn Forrester, Tucson Weekly



Angela Horchem (Artistic Director, Actor-Creator) - In addition to her work with Theatre 3, Angela is also a mask-maker and teaching artist. She combines a background in team sports with a passion for theatre. Angela earned her M.A. in theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and went on to study physical theatre at Dell'Arte International and performance in Bali, Indonesia.  Other credits include roles at The Rogue Theatre, Live Theatre Workshop, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and guest-artist roles with companies across the country, including WONDERHEADS, National Headquarters, The Witching Hour, and Dell'Arte International.


Matt Walley (Associate Artistic Director, Actor-Creator) - In addition to his work with Theatre 3, Matt is a proud member of The Rogue Theatre’s acting ensemble. He teaches acting at The University of Arizona and other venues in the Tucson area. Matt is on the board of the Shakespeare Forum in New York City. He holds an M.F.A. in ensemble-based physical theatre from Dell’Arte International. Matt helped to found ETCETERA in 2004 and was in the inaugural production of DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA. Since then, he has performed with WONDERHEADS, Mabou Mines, Dell’Arte Company and over 500 stunt shows with the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros.


Paul Amiel (Musical Director, Actor-Creator) - is a multi-instrumentalist focusing on Medieval European, Turkish, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and very, very ancient music. Paul has performed on gothic harp, kaval, saz, ney, banjo, shakuhachi, flute, guitar and accordéon for groups such as Musica Sonora, Summer Thunder Chinese Music Ensemble, Muso, Seyyah, Zambuka, The Rogue Theatre (where he served as Music Director for As I Lay Dying, Winter's Tale, Journey to the West, The Night Heron and as a musician on many productions), and Theatre 3.


Mission: Theatre 3 believes in embracing joy and the human experience to create original, imaginative works that serve and engage the community through collaboration and the expansion of the possibilities of performance. 

History: Founded in 2009, Theatre 3 specializes in ensemble-created physical theatre. In the 2012-13 season, this ensemble is focused on creating new work for the Etcetera stage. The artists of Theatre 3 bring a passion for character, love for the physical, and spirit of exploration and discovery to all of their work.

Praise for Theatre 3's MixTape

**2012 MAC Award Special Mention**
“There is no doubt that something unusual, fresh, challenging and entertaining has been introduced into our already-thriving theater community.”

“In its simplicity, it is grand. In its creativity, it is a pleasure. As a joint venture—because Walley and Horchem engage so genuinely with us—Theatre 3's MixTape rocks.” ~Sherilyn Forrester, Tucson Weekly

“This introduction of Theatre 3 at Etcetera has enticed us enough that we are anxious to see what they do next.” 
~Kathy Allen, Arizona Daily Star

“And now for something completely different – a charming evening of  humor, theater and acrobatic dance performed with intelligence.”
~Chuck Graham, Tucson Stage