About Us

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WE HAVE
A VISION

Thanks to the guidance of our founders Jay Harnick (1929–2007) and Charles Hull, we picture a world in which theater gives rising generations a reason to look up and explore themselves and their communities with optimism and excitement.

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WE ARE DRIVEN BY A MISSION

Under the leadership of Barbara Pasternack (Artistic Director) and Michael Harrington (Managing Director), we create exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences that are accessible to young and family audiences in diverse communities throughout New York City and North America.

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WE SERVE THE PUBLIC

Theater is of and for the people.  That’s why we have been and always will be committed to new works made accessible by affordable ticket prices.  But our commitment to the field goes far beyond that. We want to lead as an innovator and collaborator in the cultural and education sectors, promoting the relevant and impactful nature of Theater for Young and Family Audiences.

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Children and Youth

We inspire and empower children and youth with entertaining and enlightening content that encourages a positive, inclusive worldview.

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Educators

We think learning can be fun.  So we help expand the portfolio of dynamic teacher resources that deepen classroom curricula and reinforce the Four Cs of 21st Century Learning: Creativity; Critical Thinking; Communication; and Collaboration.

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Parents and Families

We produce high caliber, engaging theater that fosters an appreciation for the art form amongst expansive audiences, giving all generations something to enjoy.

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Artists

We support creative and performing artists in their continued professional development, providing platforms for creative expression at any phase in someone’s career.