Athena Theatre’s Mission Statement

Contemporary, Compelling, Provocative

Athena is the goddess of wisdom, strength and beauty; we want to represent stories which touch on finding these qualities both in the characters as well as in the stories themselves.

Athena Theatre is dedicated to curating, developing and producing NYC Premieres of contemporary plays that challenge traditional stereotypes, work that is visceral and complex, and stories borne out of philosophical conversations.

Athena Theatre is committed to introducing future classics: theatrical and universal pieces that explore issues surrounding modern living and communicate between diverse people and perspectives; works that captivate, resonate, and deepen audience awareness of timeless issues.

Athena Theatre actively and responsibly invests in new voices for the stage by nurturing playwrights and promoting original works that highlight the melting pot of humanity.

Athena Theatre is a proud recipient of support from The Indie Theater Fund Rehearsal Space Grant with Spaceworks, the Episcopal Actors’ Guild Open Stage Grant, A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, Actors’ Equity Foundation Grant, Amazon Smile, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Inc: FY14 & FY17 Nancy Quinn Grants, the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., Network for Good, Google Adwords, Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program and Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Member of A.R.T./New York, Materials for the Arts and The Indie Theater Fund
Associate Member of Off-Broadway Alliance