National Asian Artists Project (NAAP)

​National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) is a community of artists, educators, administrators, community leaders, and professionals. It is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the need to build bridges between the work of artists of Asian descent, and the many communities that the work can serve, from underserved primary school students to seasoned arts patrons. 

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Shakespeare on the Sound

​Shakespeare on the Sound is committed to producing affordable, professional open-air productions of the plays of William Shakespeare and related authors in Fairfield County.  Working in collaboration with area civic, business and educational institutions, Shakespeare on the Sound presents an annual theatre festival, which brings great dramatic works to a broad audience, creating a forum for learning, appreciation and celebration.  Our Educational programming goal is to build community through the arts, giving the works of Shakespeare a vibrant life beyond the summer festival with a variety of school, library, adult education, and art programs as a means to reach a diverse cross-section of people of all ages and economic backgrounds.

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The Barrow Group

​​The Barrow Group offers theatre patrons and performing arts students an artistic experience focused on simplicity, clarity, and spontaneity. In the 10,000 sf arts center in midtown Manhattan, audiences enjoy deeply engaging productions of excellent plays, and students learn easy-to-understand techniques that help them tell stories more clearly and freely. While many aspiring actors take their acting classes, they also have executives, public officials, teachers, and many others enroll in the theater training workshops. They also offer acting classes for kids and teens. They believe people are hungry for shared experiences of theatre that are intimate and inspiring.

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Premieres' mission is to support the development and promotion of new music theater works in New York City by exceptional playwrights, lyricists and composers whose creative visions move the art form forward and enrich the lexicon of the American Musical Theater. They present staged readings of works in development as well as create new partnerships through commissions, development and full productions in their 'Inner Voices' initiative.

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Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

Founded 41 years ago, PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE is the East Coast’s most veteran producer of Asian American theatre dedicated to providing a professional forum to Asian American and minority artists.  Led by Tisa Chang, PAN ASIAN REP has opened doors for many who enjoy careers in film, television and on Broadway.  Daniel Dae Kim, Lucy Liu, Tina Chen, David Henry Hwang and Philip Kan Gotanda are some of the alumni artists who have collaborated with PAN ASIAN REP over the years.  The company has been invited to many international theater festivals including Edinburgh, Singapore, Cairo and Johannesburg. It was the first professional theater from the United States to be invited to the Havana Theatre Festival in 2003. 

As noted by Variety Magazine, “….the aesthetic mission and professional chops of the PAN ASIAN

REPERTORY THEATER are admirable.” PAN ASIAN Programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, theNew York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; City Council member Gale Brewer; Shubert, Fan Fox, Leslie R. Samuels and Lucille Lortel Foundations; The New York Community Trust, and the 21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund. Educational programs are supported, in part, by Con Edison.

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Amas Musical Theatre

For over 47 years, Amas has engraved its unique trademark on the world of American musical theatre. We produce quality musical theatre presenting different cultural viewpoints including African-American, Latino, European, and Jewish, while reaching out to underserved audiences. Amas attracts actors and artists of distinction and reputation, while offering opportunities for new talent to learn and develop.

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Houses on the Moon

​​Houses on the Moon Theater Company was founded in 2001 with a mission to dispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices. Through creative workshops, original performances, and post-show discussions, Houses on the Moon helps communities come together by making meaningful connections through the public sharing of their untold stories. All Houses projects are created through an extensive developmental and research process in collaboration with its community partners, which have included Amnesty International, the AFSC Immigrant Rights Program, Human Rights First and many others.  At the core of our developmental process are interviews with real people about their lives, and a creative search for those human stories that yearn for a much wider hearing.

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Paper Mill Playhouse

The mission of Paper Mill Playhouse is to enrich, entertain, and inspire our audience and our students as the nation's premier musical theater. We foster a creative environment for advancing the art form, educating students, and developing future theater lovers, while providing access for all.

2016-2017 Season
"The Honeymooners," September 28 - October 29, 2017
"Annie," November 22, 2017 - December 31, 2017
"The Outsider,"  January 24 - February 18, 2018
"The Sting: A New Musical," March 29 - April 23, 2018
"Half Time," May 31 - July 1, 2018

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Theatre Companies and Organizations

Atlas Circus Company

Atlas Circus Company challenges the current framework of circus by placing an emphasis on meaningful narrative. The company’s artistic mission is to create works that will appeal to people of all ages by utilizing a unique combination of dance, theater, and circus arts as an artistic medium that audiences can connect to on a social, political and personal level. The company strives to be a leader in American circus and to facilitate the next generation of American circus artists. The goal is to bring circus arts to mainstream America and educate the community to the boundless possibilities that circus arts can provide.

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The Drama League

The Drama League of New York, since 1916, has been at the forefront of the American Theatre community, providing talent, audiences, and prosperous support. It is one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations. Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama League serves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150 events and programs.  

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The York Theatre Company

The York Theatre Company, now in its 47th year, is the only company in New York—and one of few in the world— whose two-fold mission is to develop and produce new musical theatre and rediscover musical gems the past. The York’s credits include over 70 fully staged productions, over 100 Mufti presentations, some 35 cast albums and commercial transfers which include the Broadway productions of Sweeney Todd (1989) and Souvenir (2005), and such Off-Broadway transfers as The Musical of Musicals, Jolson & Company, Pacific Overtures and Cagney.

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