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Join us Monday, September 16 for the first FREE reading of our Season Selection Series

Crabs in a Bucket
by company member Bernardo Cubria

Reading begins at 7p followed by a short discussion of the play.

Performed at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre

RSVP Here


Upcoming this season…

★ This fall, our 12-Hour Reading Festival returns to Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theater. Announcing playwright September 2019.

★ Animus continues its commitment to giving back to the community with monthly community service days throughout NYC. If you are interested in joining us on one of outings, contact us here

★ Additional Season Selection Series readings to be announced soon!

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Mission


Mission


Our Mission

 

Animus Theatre Company is a family of artists committed to telling stories about the resilience of the human spirit that exists within us all.

Our plays are visceral, feature complete and complex characters, and encourage our audiences and artists to confront challenging questions in a fearless and truthful manner.

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About


About


About

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.

 
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Press


Press


Press

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me
Theatrescene.net - Review, Darryl Reilly
Joshua Crone - Review
OuterStage - Review, Robert Viagas
Opplaud Review
Show-Score - Reviews, #1 Rated Play in NYC
Reviewfix - Interview with Jonathan Judge-Russo
Showtones.com - Interview with Leif Steinert
OuterStage - Interview with Michael Broadhurst

Collected Shorts by Theresa Rebeck
Vogue -Interview with Pamela Adlon

Shanley Festival
playbill.com
broadwayworld.com

Tennessee Williams' Short Plays
theasy.com
theatremania.com

Dutch Heart of Man
broadwayworld.com
cassandracommunications.com

Headland's Sin Cycle:
playbill.com
broadwayworld.com
theatremania.com

Where's My Money
broadwayworld.com
blogcritics.org

 

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