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 Kimberly Akimbo (Jeanine Tesori, David Lindsay-Abaire), The Band’s Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik), and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipients English (Sanaz Toossi) and 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

27 Tony Awards
28 Obie Awards
25 Lucille Lortel Awards
19 Outer Critics Circle Awards
14 Drama Desk Awards
9 Audelco Awards
7 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
2 Grammy Awards
2 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama