Synetic Theater emerged from the creative vision of founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili, native Georgian artists who moved to the United States in the 1990s. Trained in dance, theatre and film, the Tsikurishvilis combine traditions of the Caucasus region with distinctly American styles to tell classic stories through movement, music, technology and visual arts.
Synetic Theater was founded in 2001 and made its artistic debut with the first wordless Shakespeare production, Hamlet…the rest is silence, thrilling audiences with its athletic and high-voltage physical theatre. Synetic’s innovative take on Hamlet earned three Helen Hayes Awards – for Outstanding Resident Play, Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director. Synetic would go on to win dozens more Helen Hayes Awards with over 130 nominations to date, recognition from the American Theatre Wing as an emerging theatre company to watch, and the honor of “Washingtonians of the Year” from Washingtonian Magazine for co-founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili.
We are proud to launch our film branch, Synetic Motion Pictures, on this platform. This exciting new endeavor is the realization of a long-held vision of Paata to lean into his roots as a filmmaker and expand the “Synetic” approach to motion pictures.