Animus Theatre Company is an artist-driven company whose mission is to explore and illuminate the resilience of the human spirit.  Founded by Artistic Director Jonathan Judge-Russo with Rory Hammond, Al Miro, and Carrie Walsh, Animus Theatre Company produced its first play, John Patrick Shanley’s Where’s My Money? at the Cherry Lane Theatre, in 2012.  Notable productions include Surfer Girl by Leslye Headland, Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams, Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare, along with their 12-Hour Reading Festivals which have featured the works of Beth Henley (2018), John Patrick Shanley (2015), and Leslye Headland (2014) performed at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre.

Notable artists who have worked with Animus Theatre Company include playwrights Beth Henley, Leslye Headland, Theresa Rebeck, John Patrick Shanley, Bob Glaudini; directors Pamela Adlon, Edward Berkeley, Matthew Lillard, Andrew Lippa, Alan Langdon; and stage & film actors Alexis Bledel, Ben Foster, Andre Holland, Carol Kane, Christine Lahti, Stephen Pasquale, Piper Perabo, Bill Pullman, and Margo Seibert, among others.