...nothing special is happening but everything glows...

...nothing special is happening but everything glows...

What is this?

The Quiet Circus is a 15-month long performance residency at the Washington Avenue Pier, created by Headlong.  Audiences and participants alike are invited to engage in a single, ongoing arc of events along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers.

Come as you are. You can attend the weekly performances as an audience member, or get more involved as a participant.

The weekly performances occur at the Washington Avenue Pier every Saturday at 11am in Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Fall 2017.

Anyone who is interested in engaging on a more participatory level is invited to join us on Friday afternoons at the Washington Avenue Pier. You are just right for this work.

There are two other programs that interlock with the weekly events at the pier - River Charrettes and Reflection Events. The four River Charrettes, produced together with Philadelphia Contemporary, take place at starkly different sites along Philadelphia's waterfronts. Reflection Events convene conversation that shape the ongoing weekly performances.

We invite you to experience the wholeness of this work by attending a weekly performance, a River Charrette and a Reflection Event. Better yet, come to multiple weekly performances to see how things change, and of course we would love for you to get involved as a participant!


Performance this Saturday - Only two remain!

Join us this Saturday at the Washington Avenue Pier and surrounding river trail. The performance starts promptly at 11am and ends at 1pm.

Performances happen every Saturday from September 2 to November 25, 2017

The Quiet Circus Landscape Game at Grace Farms: Saturdays, October 28th-November 25th, 10:30am-5pm at Grace Farms in CT.  Join David Brick and Maiko Matsushima for a conversation about their work from 2-3pm on 10/28, and register to play Landscape on any of the following Saturdays.


Questions? Email jillian@thequietcircus.com.