About Us

The Present Theatre Company, Inc.is a not-for-profit theatre producing organization dedicated to INCITING art , CULTIVATING community, and CREATING new American theatre.

For two decades, we have operated as “the great inverted pyramid”:

75,000 audience members

 5,000 artists

  2,500 volunteers

   1,200 performances

      200 shows

       100 volunteer staff

         20 venues

          16 days

             2 full-time employees

We created and produce The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), which has become the largest multi-arts festival in North America. Forged on the off-off-Broadway tradition of self-sufficiency and creativity, the festival is an annual celebration of downtown theater and an opportunity to introduce the vibrancy, diversity, and innovation of indie theatre to a larger audience.

We believe in taking care of people, and in taking care of each other. We believe that sharing a meal together is a good thing. We believe that theatre can create community. We believe in responding and reacting to current issues. We believe in maintaining a personal relationship with our audience. We are advocates for artists, whom we respect and celebrate. We are entrepreneurial. We believe the time is now. We believe that talking about what we believe is important, and we seek out opportunities to do so. We are the Present Company.

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