A 30 year old multicultural nonprofit dedicated to taking professional theatre to under-served audiences. The focus is on works that promote dignity of the individual and sanctity of the human spirit. More than 25 plays written & directed by artistic director Melba LaRose have been presented on tour, in NYC theatres and beyond, e.g., HERE Arts Center, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Saratoga Music Hall, Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum, Camden Opera House, New Perspectives Theatre Company, Shooting Star Theatre, Montauk Theatre Productions, and the Living Theatre. The company also created and produced the highly successful International CringeFest. The company and artistic director have received numerous awards, been honored by the Mayor for work with minority communities, and the artistic director appears in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who of Executives & Professionals, and Who's Who of American Women. For 5 years, she was on the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster. Support for the company has come from the City's leading governmental agencies, as well as private foundations and donors. Melba has won awards for acting/ writing/ directing, was a longtime member of the Obie-winning NY Street Theatre Caravan and Lonny Chapman's Group Repertory Theatre (L.A.). She burst onto the NY avant-garde scene of what is now theatrical history, the off-Broadway theatre fringe of Andy Warhol's Factory. Member: League of Professional Theatre Women (International Committee), Dramatists Guild, Alliance of Resident Theatres/ NY, Drama League, Theatre Resources Unlimited, AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
212 W. 14 St., #2A10011 New York
Dance, Music Theatre, New technologies, Performance Art, Physical Theatre, Playwriting, Street arts, Site specific work, Theatre