“In the outdoors, there is little separation between the audience and the actors… making “Sweeney Todd” not just a production, but an experience.”
-The Daily Princetonian
Sweeney Todd, Grind Arts Company’s premiere production, took place in the Jadwin Gym loading dock: an outdoor recycling plant on the outskirts of Princeton campus. The industrial location lent itself to an exploration of labor-class mentality, and how Sweeney could be revered as a proletariat hero. The production was funded by a crowd-sourcing campaign, and its success initiated an arts renaissance throughout Princeton University.