Cirque Us was founded in 2016, centered around a dream to create shows that powerfully connect audiences to each other, the stage, and the world. Through our love of circus and the freedom of expression it allows, we strive to create pieces that share our pillars of friendship, play and exploration with local communities. By accepting the uniqueness of each member of our team and the diverse paths that led us to where we are today, we celebrate the humor and vibrance in the varied circumstances and relationships that make up our individual realities.
Based in New England, the Cirque Us Team is composed of artists from all over the country. Our team of designers, performers, and other collaborators seek to provide a perspective from our generation that can resonate with all ages. It is our mission to bring high-level, affordable circus performances to local communities and share our values of teamwork, the importance of play, and a reminder too not take ourselves too seriously.
We are thankful for the opportunity to share our craft and creations with the world. We recognize that it would not be possible without the support from our friends and audiences.
In 2016, Doug Stewart’s determination brought 8 friends together with a common love for circus and the magic it kindles. Creating our first show with few resources and little experience, the team developed a show using trash, since that was all we could afford, and after turning that trash to treasure we travelled for a meer 4 weeks, getting our first glipse into the world of performing professionally. The following summer, with more support, a new show was written and we toured for 7 weeks, reaching even more people, receiving rave reviews and delivering sold out shows in local theaters.