about us

“…the nose is nosy. It probes and searches. Sometimes it’s a red nose! The elephant uses its proboscis for just about everything. The mosquito uses it for nourishment…”

Founded in 2010 by Jeff Mills, Proboscis creates a theatrical world that is physically daring, dramatically gripping and visually gorgeous. Our multidisciplinary approach mixes masks, puppets, live music, circus and clowning with traditional dramatic acting styles. Most of our work is original and devised by the ensemble but we also love Shakespeare, the Greeks, Beckett and plays from around the world. Our mission is to provoke imaginative collaboration between audience and artist. Together we create an unforgettable theatrical experience that is transformational for everyone in attendance!

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to provoke imaginative collaboration between audience and artist while providing a theatrical container in which nourishment, exploration, and healing can occur for all. in process and in product we strive to celebrate human potential, defend human dignity and magnify voices from every corner of our human family.  


We are committed to maintaining a sustainable collaborative process for our company members and guests. Our goal is to create a humane working environment where access needs are met and artistic autonomy is respected and protected. In our approach to creation and production, we are committed to promoting diversity and equity among our collaborators. We strive to be anti-racist, anti-misogynist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-ablist and anti-classist.