MCC Theater

MCC Theater (Manhattan Class Company) is an Off-Broadway theater company located in New York City, founded in 1986 by artistic directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler. Blake West joined the company in 2006 as executive director. MCC opened the doors to its new home in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, on January 9, 2019/

MCC Theater logo

MissionEdit

MCC is one of New York’s leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Founded in 1986 as a collective of artists leading peer-based classes to support their own development as actors, writers and directors, the tenets of collaboration, education, and community are at the core of MCC Theater’s programming. One of the only theaters in the country led continuously by its founders, Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, and William Cantler, MCC fulfills its mission through the production of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals that challenge artists and audiences to confront contemporary personal and social issues, and robust playwright development and education initiatives that foster the next generation of theater artists and students.

MCC Theater’s celebrated productions include:

Many plays developed and produced by MCC have gone on to productions throughout the country and around the world. [1]

Key PlayersEdit

  • Robert LuPone – Artistic Director
  • Bernard Telsey – Artistic Director
  • William Cantler – Artistic Director
  • Blake West – Executive Director

ArtistsEdit

MCC has engaged a collection of notable directors and artists that have included:

Mainstage ProductionsEdit

2019-2020

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

  • The Legend of George McBride by Matthew Lopez
  • Lost Girls by John Pollono
  • Smokefall by Noah Haidle
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecological Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York by Halley Feiffer

2014–2015

2013–2014

2012–2013

2011–2012

  • The Submission by Jeff Talbott
  • Wild Animals You Should Know by Thomas Higgins
  • Carrie by Lawrence D. Cohen

2010–2011

2009–2010

  • Family Week book by Beth Henley
  • The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
  • Still Life by Alexander Dinelaris

2008–2009

2007–2008

2006–2007

2005–2006

2004–2005

2003–2004

2002–2003

2001–2002

2000–2001

1999–2000

1998–1999

1997–1998

1996–1997

1995–1996

1994–1995

  • Girl Gone by Jacquelyn Reingold

1993–1994

1992–1993

1991–1992

1987–1988

Awards and nominations

Fifty Words by Michael Weller

  • Drama Desk Awards
    • Nomination – Outstanding Play
    • Nomination – Outstanding Actress in a Play – Elizabeth Marvel
    • Nomination – Outstanding Set Design of a Play – Neil Patel
  • Drama League Awards
    • Nomination-Distinguished Performance- Elizabeth Marvel

reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute

Grace by Mick Gordan and AC Grayling

Spain by Jim Knable

  • Drama Desk Award – Nomination – Outstanding Set Design – Beowulf Boritt
  • Obie Award – Sustained Excellence of Performance – Veanne Cox

The Wooden Breeks by Neil LaBute

Fat Pig by Neil LaBute

  • Outer Critics Circle Awards—Winner – Outstanding Off-Broadway Play
  • 2005 Theatre World Award—Winner – Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut: Ashlie Atkinson
  • Drama Desk Award – Nomination – Outstanding Actor in a play: Jeremy Piven
  • Lucille Lortel Award – Nomination – Outstanding Lead Actress: Ashlie Atkinson and Outstanding Director: Jo Bonney
  • Broadway.com Audience Award – Nomination – Favorite New Off-Broadway Play: Fat Pig

Last Easter by Bryony Lavery

The Distance From Here by Neil LaBute

Frozen by Bryony Lavery

The Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman

The Dead Eye Boy by Angus MacLachlan

Wit by Margaret Edson

Good as New by Peter Hedges, Directed by Brian Mertes

Nixon's Nixon by Russell Lees, directed by Jim Simpson

The Grey Zone by Tim Blake Nelson

Girl Gone by Jacquelyn Reingold

  • Oscar Ruebhausen Award

Beirut by Alan Bowne

  • 6 Dramalogue Awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MCC Theater / New York City Off-Broadway Theater Company". MCC Theater. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Winner of the 2015 Obie Award: 2015 Obie Awards

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