History of Athena Theatre


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.

Since 2003, Athena Theatre Company has dedicated itself to developing and producing contemporary, off-beat and irreverent psychological dramas and dark comedies that challenge traditional stereotypes. Athena is committed to introducing future classics: theatrical works that not only entertain, but also inform, enlighten and deepen audience awareness of issues without sacrificing universality for the sake of the topical. We actively and responsibly invest in new voices for the stage by nurturing playwrights and promoting original works without regard to gender, politics, race or religion.

Athena Theatre is a proud recipient of support from 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