UMO Ensemble is one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. In the past 24 years, UMO has made over twenty mind-blowingly gorgeous, original pieces of physical theatre, works like Fail Better, Red Tiger Tales, El Dorado, Maldoror and more.
UMO School of Physical Arts develops and nurtures advanced and beginning artists in clowning, circus and aerial performance based on UMO's dynamic physical theatre. With over 100 current and active students, UMO is a leader of the next generation of ensemble and physical theater artists.
UMO Ensemble's remarkable tribute to [Beckett's] genius, Fail Better is a mesmerizing production... a visual delight and an intellectual teaser. The Seattle Times
UMO stumbles, as if by accident, on the part of us that's closest to heaven. Village Voice
It is truthful, thoughtful and holds real power to touch the intellect and the emotions simultaneously. Seattle Star
UMO found the genius in both Beckett and themselves. Drama in the Hood