Community Audience Partnership

Connecting deeply & authentically with all New York City communities to welcome new audiences

The Community Audience Partnership (CAP) program aims to connect deeply and authentically with audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and perspectives. By offering discounted tickets, creating partnerships, and holding special events including Community Influencer Nights and show-specific Theme Night panel discussions, our goal is to build partnerships with communities throughout the city and create an inclusive environment to engage them in productions at Atlantic.

Theme Nights

We host a Theme Night for each of our productions to create a space for theatergoers from similarly connected experiences to engage with the production and each other. These post-show talkbacks and panel discussions are collaborative conversations with invited artists that delve deeper into unique topics explored in each piece. Theme, moderators, and participants are announced prior to each event and all post-show discussions are open to the public (with a ticket to that night’s performance, or virtually via a live-stream).

Upcoming Events


Friday, June 21, 2024 at 8pm

Join us for a post-show conversation surrounding the themes of The Welkin with the artists. For access to $25 CAP tickets, please email


Monday, June 24, 2024 at 7pm

Join us for a post-show conversation surrounding the themes of What Became of Us with the artists. For access to $25 CAP tickets, please email

Community Partners Get Involved

YOU make our community special! We invite individuals who are “influencers” or leaders within their respective communities to join us at a dedicated performance of each of our productions. We bring community members from a variety of backgrounds together to build lasting relationships and connections both with Atlantic and each other. No one knows New York’s many diverse and unique communities better than members of each community, and we’re excited to continue to expand ours.

Upcoming Events

the welkin COMMUNITY partner preview

sunday, May 19, 2024 at 7pm

Join us for a pre-show reception with drinks at a nearby location before the Sunday, May 19, 7pm performance of The Welkin. For access to free CAP tickets for this event, please email


sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2pm

Join us for a post-show reception with drinks at a nearby location after the Sunday, May 19, 2pm performance of What Became of Us. For access to free CAP tickets for this event, please email

Accessible Tickets

Atlantic is committed to inviting audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and perspectives. Our Community Audience Partnership program expands upon our existing accessible ticket initiatives to make over 4000 tickets per season available for $0-$25 through targeted outreach and community building.

Our publicly available ticket accessibility initiatives include:


Our Access25 ticket initiative (formerly “Back25”) makes $25 tickets available to every preview performance across our seasons. Access25 tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis beginning approximately 2 weeks prior to the first performance of each Atlantic Theater Company production. For specific Access25 on sale dates, please check each show’s production page.


Atlantic Theater Company offers $20 student rush tickets to every performance at both our Linda Gross and Stage 2 theaters. Tickets are sold at the box office starting two hours prior to curtain and are subject to availability. Cash only, one ticket per valid student ID.


Tickets for same-day performances at Atlantic Theater Company will be will be provided to eligible playwrights showing their Dramatists Guild membership card at the Box Office starting 2 hours prior to curtain on any given preview performance day.


All IDNYC cardholders are eligible to join Atlantic’s Membership program with a complimentary A-Tix Membership. To activate, please complete this form and e-mail a scan or photo of your IDNYC card to with the subject “IDNYC”.

Recent CAP Events



DECEMBER 15, 2023

A Latinx Community night focused on the themes of Buena Vista Social Club™ including Cuban history. This talkback event was moderated by Guadalís del Carmen (Bees and Honey) with panelists Julissa Contreras (Vámonos) and Dash Harris Machado (Producer, NEGRO: A docu-series about Latino Identity).



JUNE 20, 2023

A post-show conversation featuring perspective from “Writers Who Direct”. This talkback event was moderated by A Simulacrum Assistant Director, Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke with panelists Colette Robert (The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel) and Annie Baker (Infinite Life).



MARCH 3, 2023

A South Asian Diaspora Night including a post-show panel discussion following the Friday, March 3, 8pm performance of Elyria by Deepa Purohit. The panel discussion centered around the themes and history of the show and art & theater from the global South Asian diaspora featuring panelists Deepa Purohit (Elyria), Amrita Ramanan (Director of New Work Development at The Public Theater), Madhuri Shekar (Evil Eye), and Nandita Shenoy (Rage Play) with pre-show musical beats by DJ Ru.



December 15, 2022

A panel discussion about the themes of Chinese immigration in The Far Country moderated by Ryan Lee Wong (author, Which Side Are You On) featuring leaders in the AAPI Community, Cynthia Lee (Senior Curator of Experience and Interpretation at Thinc Design) and Christine Mok (Dramaturg, The Far Country) followed the December 15, 2022 performance of The Far Country by Lloyd Suh.


Community Night

June 2, 2022

A panel discussion about how childhood shapes our artistry as adults which immediately followed the performance of The Bedwetter on June 2, 2022. Panelists: Asher Lloyd Ehrenberg (Assistant Director of The Bedwetter), Sanaz Toossi (playwright, English), and Gina Femia (playwright, The Violet Sisters). Moderated by award-winning playwright & TV writer Cheryl Davis (“As the World Turns”).



MENASA (Middle east, north africa, south asia) Night
March 3, 2022

An event celebrating Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian communities in honor of Sanaz Toossi’s world premiere play, English. A post-show panel discussion centered around what representation means now and this season of Middle Eastern work immediately followed the performance on March 3, 2022.

Panelists: Sanaz Toossi (playwright, English), Catherine Coray (Affiliate Producer at Noor Theatre; Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Former Director of The Lark’s Middle East/US Playwright Exchange), members of the cast of English. Moderated by Salma S. Zohdi (Associate Director of Development and Communications at Noor Theatre).



Women’s Mental Health Awareness Night

A post-show conversation between a panel of women theater makers about mental health and creating art through these times. The discussion was moderated by Iyvon E. (founder of The Parsnip Ship & Director of Artistic Programming at Signature Theatre) and featured Clare Barron (Shhhh), Ngozi Anyanwu (The Last of the Love Letters), and Ashley Rogers (Chasing the Ghost).

The Last Of The Love Letters

Black Theater Night

A moderated conversation between Jonathan McCrory (Executive Artistic Director of National Black Theater) and Ngozi Anyanwu (The Last of the Love Letters) exploring and celebrating themes in The Last of the Love Letters.

Black Mental health NIGHT

A webinar discussion about mental health in the Black community and healing found throughout The Last of the Love Letters, moderated by Russel G. Jones (award-winning actor & member of LAByrinth Theater Company), with Ngozi Anyanwu (The Last of the Love Letters), Geoffrey Jackson Scott (co-founder of Peoplmovr), and Rob Fields (arts leader & founder of the New Black Imagination Festival).


Learn More! get in touch

For more information or get involved, please contact:

Andres Chaves (Community Outreach Ambassador) at

Funding to support Atlantic’s Community Audience Partnership program is generously provided by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation.