human stories to life.
At Atlantic, our aim is singular—to empower simple and honest storytelling that fosters greater understanding of our shared world. We are a family of artists dedicated to exploring essential truths onstage, be it a show at Atlantic Theater Company or a class at Atlantic Acting School. As a producer, presenter, and educator of theater, we are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. From our Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions to our community-based education programs, we are committed to uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence.
Atlantic Theater Company
Founded as an ensemble of impassioned student artists in 1985, Atlantic Theater Company has grown into a powerhouse off-Broadway company. We challenge, inspire, and awaken audiences with truthful storytelling presented across our two venues, the Linda Gross Theater and the intimate Stage Two black-box. As a producer of compelling new works, we are committed to championing the stories from new and established artists alike, amplifying the voices of emerging playwrights through our deeply collaborative programs and initiatives.
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Linda Gross Theater
Located on a tree-lined street in the historic Chelsea district of Manhattan, the Linda Gross Theater is a 199-seat theater housed in a Gothic Revival building that is at once grand and intimate. Its warm brick interior and soaring ceilings, together with an almost perfect audience-to-stage ratio, create an inspiring space.
Atlantic Stage 2
Atlantic’s new play development activities, School productions and two off-Broadway productions each season take place at Atlantic Stage 2, our flexible 99-seat black-box theater. These programs strive to bring new works from page to stage and place a strong focus on the quiet intimacy this space allows.
Atlantic Acting School Executive Director
Associate Artistic Director
Associate General Manager
Kirk A. Curtis
MARK thomas JOHNSON
Director of Production
Atlantic Stage 2 & Atlantic Acting School Production Manager
Box Office Manager
Box Office Assistant
MELISSA CRUZ ROCHA
Director of Development
Manager of Patron Relations
Manager of Institutional Giving
Director of Marketing
Marketing & Membership Manager
Andres nicolas chaves
Community Outreach Ambassador
Director of Education & Recruitment
Director of Conservatory Training & Academic Affairs
Coordinator of Student Affairs – NYU
Coordinator of Student Affairs – Conservatory & Co-Artistic Director of Student Productions
Education Manager: Youth Programs & School Partnerships
Artistic Director of Atlantic for Kids
Artistic Director of Alumni Productions & Co-Artistic Director of Student Productions
Producing Director of Student Productions
School Coordinator & Interim Accounts Receivable
Policy & Document Associate
Work With Us
We are a family of artists committed to strengthening each other. Collaboration has been the central facet of Atlantic’s DNA since our founding, demonstrated in the way we support and stand by our artists, teachers, staff, and students. No matter the partnership, unwavering teamwork and encouragement sits at our core. Join us.
Health & Safety
At Atlantic, we are committed to providing and maintaining a gathering place that is free of known hazards. In order to safeguard the health of our entire community, we are requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccinations for all employees, students, and audiences moving forward. Click here to read more about our health and safety policies.
Kevin R. Lyle
Roger E. Kass
Ilona Nemeth Quasha
HILARY EDSON POLK
Mary Turner Minard
Joanne R. Wenig
*Atlantic Theater Company Ensemble members.
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William H. Macy
Mary Beth Peil
Ray Anthony Thomas
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
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to life – on stage and off
Our impact extends far beyond the theater community, but ticket sales and memberships cover less than half of our annual costs. We depend on support from people who share our vision to produce bold theater, develop more new plays, and enrich the lives of more than 3,500 New York City public school students. Your tax-deductible donation will help sustain the cause of truthful storytelling accessible to all.