No Theme Performance Festival


What is No Theme?

No Theme is an annual performance festival in the Hudson Valley that breaks the mold by presenting cross-disciplinary work in a uniquely intimate performance experience. Five years and counting, Cocoon Theatre has presented this rough and tumble weekend in the beautiful Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center of Poughkeepsie, New York. No Theme is all about supporting emerging artists, experimentation and collaboration, and original work. We love the weird, the ugly, the surprising, the revealing, and whatever else you are doing! One weekend a year, we present works of dance, theater, film, comedy, poetry, who knows what else -- all in one place. Each evening culminates in live music and shared food and drinks. Since 2014, we have seen our community expand, conversations with and between artists deepen, collaborations kick off, and local excitement grow. We hope you join us this Labor Day: August 31 -- 7 pm, September 1 – 7pm, September 2 – 3pm.

Ways to Get Involved:

D o n a t e

All contributions, however small, are helpful. Your gifts support festival expenses, and more importantly, getting the art here. We strongly believe artists deserve to be compensated, and with your help we can get there sooner rather than later.

       V O L U N T E E R

To put it simply, No Theme would not be possible without our incredibly dedicated and very small team. Volunteers work with crew members before, during, and after the festival. They can work the box office, help transform the space, host artists, cook, clean, deliver coffee, tell jokes, etc.  If you want to be treated like the last potato in town, or would like more information about volunteering, please email Ana:

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