Not Man Apart

Physical Theatre Ensemble



Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble generates
innovative physical works of theatre while contributing
educational and transformative experiences.


To Bring the worlds of Dance and Theatre closer together, while honoring the power of the spoken word.

To Create highly athletic and innovative theatrical events which are both life-affirming and consciousness-expanding. 

To Elevate the theatrical experience to rival the excitement level and immediacy of a live sports event, and the elegance and intimacy of dance.

To Re-examine the classics of literature and our everyday world through a visceral interpretation.

To Establish a new kind of physical theatre genre that is at the same time exciting, relevant, accessible, ineffable, and all inclusive. 


An Exciting New Era for

Not Man Apart – Physical Theatre Ensemble (NMA)


As of Spring 2016, with the company’s critically acclaimed production of Aaron Hendry's The Superhero and his Charming WifeNMA has changed leadership and is shuttling forward a new era for the company.

Founder and Artistic Director John Farmanesh-Bocca (Director of NMA's Ajax in Iraq, Pericles Redux, Hercules Furens, Titus Redux, etc.) will now be taking on the role of Emeritus Director, while longtime company members and administrators Laura Covelli, Aaron Hendry, and Jones Welsh will now share the role of Co-Artistic Directors of Not Man Apart.

With a residency at The Greenway Court Theatre and a new relationship with Pepperdine University, this is a very exciting time for Not Man Apart. Building on a track record of innovative and daring physical theatre, these new alliances and fresh leadership will continue to make the company an exciting part of the fabric of Los Angeles Theatre.