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the marriage


WeAreMarried LLC (WAM) is the experimental performance collaboration of transgender actors and friends Jay Eisenberg (he/him/his) and Shelby Richardson (they/them/theirs).


WAM creates and produces dynamic, original clown shows & events, while always remaining committed to paying trans and queer artists thriving wages

WAM doesn't believe the hype that "Theatre Is Dead," but if it is, we're here to re-animate its lifeless corpse.


WeAreMarried is built on relationships. We formally launched WAM in 2021 as a public investment in our friendship, an experiment in challenging existing models of theatre-making, and a commitment to making compelling, site-responsive art that pays trans and queer artists a minimum of $35/hr. We contribute to a healthy, vibrant, artist economy where artist-laborers can count on us for work that sustains, stimulates, and satisfies. WAM is here to change the way artists perceive (and tangibly feel) the value of our own ideas.

WAM values financial transparency, artistic innovation, and long term partnership with our guest artists (both inside and outside of their work with WAM). Our unique business model draws inspiration from unions, amusement parks, production houses, multi-platform media companies, creative agencies, and lessons from over a decade of experience working in mainstream professional theater in New York and the Twin Cities. 

Our audiences crave something as entertaining as it is enduring; as intimate as it is iconoclastic; as risky as it is rewarding. WAM delivers. Your fun & pleasure is non-negotiable. Remember: we are here to make your life (yes, your life) more bearable.

Past work includes HOUSEFUCKER (Spring 2022), BIGGAME (Fall 2022), INTERVIEW WITH THE CREATOR (Spring 2023), 2 ROSSES (presented off-Broadway by Ars Nova, Summer 2023), and our beloved speed-meeting game show, FAST GAY DATING (recurring). 


In Fall 2023, WAM will premiere our fourth original full-length clown show, RICH DOGSpresented by the Jungle Theater. 

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