Christopher McElroen is the Artistic Director of the american vicarious. His work has been recognized with the American Theatre Wing Award (Outstanding Artistic Achievement), Drama Desk Award (Artistic Achievement), Edwin Booth Award (Outstanding Contribution to NYC Theater), Lucille Lortel Award (Outstanding Body of Work), two Obie Awards (Sustained Achievement and Excellence in Theatre), and a Helen Hayes Award (Outstanding Direction).
Inspired by the artistry and activism of George Bernard Shaw, Gingold Theatrical Group creates theatre and theatre-related programs that promote Shaw’s humanitarian ideals including universal human rights, the freedom of thought and speech, and the equality of all living beings. Founded in 2006 by David Staller, GTG has carved a permanent niche for the work of George Bernard Shaw and, through the Project Shaw reading series made history in 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches). For more information, visit www.gingoldgroup.org.
Ensemble for the Romantic Century has set out to achieve the impossible: Time Travel. ERC’s programs are distinguished by their artistic excellence, breadth of repertoire, and variety of subject matter. Ensemble for the Romantic Century has enriched the theater scene with highly innovative productions that are historically informed, aesthetically exquisite, and emotionally transporting. For more information, visit romanticcentury.org.
Godlight Theatre Company, founded in 1994 by Joe Tantalo, is committed to bringing new and underperformed texts to the stage by creating original adaptations of modern classical literature, as well as commissioning new dramatic works from emerging talent. The ensemble and creative team of Godlight explore new plays informed by the issues of life in contemporary America. For more information, visit www.godlightnyc.org.
INTAR, one of the United States' longest running theatres producing Latino/Latina voices, is committed to the development of “theater arts without borders.” Over the past four decades, INTAR has produced classics, new adaptations of classics, cabarets, and 70 world premieres of plays written by Latino/a-Americans. “There’s scarcely a Latino artist in America who hasn’t been supported or trained or produced by INTAR” according to The New York Times. For more information visit INTAR on the web at www.intartheatre.org.
Keen Company creates theater that provokes identification, reflection and emotional connection. In intimate productions of plays and musicals, the company tells stories in which people strive to live with integrity. Keen seeks to build a lasting community of artists and audiences who share a passion for theater that champions sincerity and speaks to life’s profound moments. For more information, visit www.keencompany.org.
"Thank heaven for the unwavering commitment of Jonathan Bank, the theatrical archaeologist whose Mint Theater unearths long-forgotten plays and imbues them with new life,” declared The New York Times. Mint was awarded an OBIE for “combining the excitement of discovery with the richness of tradition” and a special Drama Desk Award for “unearthing, presenting and preserving forgotten plays of merit.” Ben Brantley in The New York Times Arts & Leisure hailed the Mint as the “resurrectionist extraordinaire of forgotten plays." For more information, visit minttheater.org.
NAATCO was founded in 1989 to assert the presence and significance of Asian American theatre in the United States, demonstrating its vital contributions to the fabric of American culture by offering European and American classics as written with all Asian American casts; adaptations of these classics by Asian American playwrights; and new plays - preferably world premieres - written by non-Asian Americans, not for or about Asian Americans, but realized by all-Asian American casts. For more information, visit www.naatco.org.
Red Bull Theater, hailed as “the city’s gutsiest classical theater” by Time Out New York, is the not-for-profit Off-Broadway theater dedicated to shining a light on the classics and bringing rarely seen plays to dynamic new life. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as its cornerstone, RBT is New York City’s home for dynamic performances of great plays that stand the test of time. Acclaimed as “a dynamic producer of classic plays” by The New York Times, the company’s work has been hailed as “Triumphant” (Associated Press) and “Proof that classical theater can still be surprising after hundreds of years” (Variety). For more information about any of Red Bull Theater's programs, visit www.redbulltheater.com.