Our History

The Theatre Project was founded in early 2009 by Christian Amato. By cultivating a group of actors, Amato developed the company with the belief that growth as an actor and as a human being are synonymous. A major emphasis was placed on the notion that the actor is an ever-evolving human being. The Theatre Project successfully produced it's first production in Plattsburgh, New York. As an artist-driven company, The Theatre Project became committed to developing and producing compelling theatre, maintaining an ensemble approach throughout the creative process in order to develop new and bold interpretations of the play produced.

During the summer of 2010, Christian Amato moved The Theatre Project to Manhattan in order to begin establishing the company as a reputable developer of contemporary theatre. Amato then brought on KeriAnne Murphy as the company's Executive Director. Together they staged a new adapatation of Sarah Kane's final play, 4.48 Psychosis at The Red Room on the East Village's Fourth Arts Block, a production that garnered The Theatre Project the title of "Adventurous New Company" by the news paper The Villager.

With Christian Amato as Founding Artistic & Producing Director And KeriAnne Murphy as Executive Director & Production Manager, The Theatre Project just completed a season of theatre dedicated to the work of contemporary playwright Sean Pomposello. After developing 11 of Sean's plays in reading (4 of which were World Premieres) during the Universal MonstersSeries, TTP presented the World Premiere production of B*tch at The Players Theatre. B*tch was presented as a limited engagment, running for 12 sold-out performances. Downtown Magazine described the production as "A Great Success" and referred to the company as "One to watch in the next year!"

In 2012, The Theatre Project then brought on Casey Brehm to serve as Director of Development, as the company priority became new play development.

The Theatre Project collaborated with Sean Pomposello again on Barbicide, which celebrated it's World Premiere production Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre. Barbicide was workshopped with The Theatre Project during Universal Monsters. It then went through a development spa at Moustache Greenwich Tonsorial through the spring. Barbicide ran for 14 performances in October 2012 at The Historic Players Theatre. NYtheatre described Barbicide as "Gorgeous, vivid and imagistic."

The Theatre Project then presented Cold Reads, an Off-Broadway Development Lab in February 2013. Featuring four new plays by