Almost overnight we experienced the disappearance of live theater; the art form to which we’ve devoted our entire professional lives. Searching for a way to recapture the in-person experience of live theater during this time of social distancing, and questing for new ways to collaborate with writers and artists whose work we love and admire, we created Artistic Stamp. Every letter of every play is a unique handwritten response to the specific audience member. It’s our way of bringing an interactive narrative experience into the living rooms of all those who, like us, are hungry for connection.
West Hyler and Shelley Butler are theater directors who have worked on a combined 7 Broadway Shows, including the smash hits Jersey Boys, Beautiful, and the Cirque Du Soliel Musical, Paramour. They have directed, developed and premiered work professionally over 20+ year careers at the top theaters in the US and abroad and held leadership positions at award-winning non- profit institutions. They also are married to each other and have a son, Dashiell. Learn more about their work at shelleybutler.com and westhyler.com
Artistic Stamp believes in the joy and delight of telling interactive stories. In creating thrilling, entertaining, thought-provoking plays-by-post, we make intimate connections that expand empathy. The opportunity to interact directly with stories--to truly engage—amplifies the capacity for compassion and insight. A diversity of people, experiences, and ideas is fundamental to the stories we tell. Together we deliver a bespoke adventure, tailored for each participant.