Our History

Simple and honest stories since 1985 production history

Founded as an ensemble of impassioned student artists in 1985, Atlantic Theater Company has grown into a powerhouse off-Broadway company.

Celebrating over 35 years of theater since its inception, Atlantic Theater Company has produced more than 200 plays including Tony Award-winning productions of The Band’s Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), now playing on Broadway; Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik); and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipient Between Riverside and Crazy (Stephen Adly Guirgis); New York Drama Critics’ Circle winner for Best New Play The Night Alive (Conor McPherson) and Best Foreign Play Hangmen (Martin McDonagh); and Obie Award winner for Best New American Play Describe the Night (Rajiv Joseph).

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The Band's Visit Tony Award Photo

The Band’s Visit wins the Tony Award for Best Musical

22 Tony Awards
25 Obie Awards
21 Lucille Lortel Awards
19 Outer Critics Circle Awards
12 Drama Desk Awards
9 Audelco Awards
5 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards
4 Antonyo Awards
4 Theater World Awards
4 Drama League Awards
4 HOLA Awards
4 Off Broadway Alliance Awards
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama