Mission + Vision
PCTC is dedicated to strengthening the legacy of the American Theatre with dynamic, affordable programming that examines the influences of the past on the present and future of our art form.
To honor the past and examine how it has shaped us, we program one mainstage production of a classic or new classic work each year (2016 - 2017, Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare), which serves as a thematic through line for the season. To foster the emerging artists of our time, we program one MainStage production each season of a deserving-but-under-produced contemporary play (2016-2017, Emily Mann's Mrs. Packard). To create future audiences and artists, and to extend the reach of the theatre to a wider demographic, we program free camps and trips to Broadway for underserved youth in New York City through our Little Creatures Act Out initiative.
The Two-Character Play, by Tennessee Williams, The Duo-Multi-cultural Arts Center, New York, New York; The Women Series, 2017; The Two-Character Play, in association with Southern Rep, New Orleans, LA.
Actors Randy Harrison + Lusia Struss rehearse John Guare's More Stars Than There Are In Heaven, presented at the 2015 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival
Joseph W. Rodriguez (Producing Artistic Director, PCTC) + Emily Mann (Artistic Director, McCarter Theatre), at PCTC's 2015 Tennessee Williams Director's Panel.
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company took its first theatrical baby steps in December of 2009. A production of Closer at the Gene Frankel Theatre included current and founding members Patricia Duran, Eric Tucker, Eric Doss and Joseph W. Rodriguez. From the outset, PCTC was committed to creating a home for theatre artists of all disciplines and styles; a place where the theatre could return to being a place of communication and service.
Since 2009, PCTC has produced twelve MainStage productions, five new works series, ten staged readings including John Guare's original work, More Stars Than There Are In Heaven, five Tennessee Williams festivals, a World Premiere (of a Tennessee Williams play), and several NYC premiers. PCTC has won and been nominated for fifteen theatre awards.
Over 20,000 patrons have attended PCTC productions in NYC and in Boston with producing partner, Bridge Repertory Theater. At the same time, PCTC has continued and expanded its efforts to give back to the community through the Little Creatures Act Out camps for underserved youth, free readings and tickets for seniors, and an annual Red Cross blood drive.
RECENT PROGRAMMING HISTORY.
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2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
2013 - 2014
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Ivy Zelanka, President
Entrepreneur / Founder of Metro Medical Services, Director of Physician Services, Exam Works
Hisako Ando, Secretary
VP of Design + Merchandising, Komar Kids LLC
Joseph W. Rodriguez, Treasurer (ex officio)
Producing Artistic Director, Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
Scenic Designer + Stage Director / Associate Professor at Northeastern University
Joseph W. Rodriguez
Producing Artistic Director
Associate Artistic Director
Kenny Wade Marshall
Creative Director of Youth Theatre
James Foster, Jr.
David Alan Thornton
Company Member Eric Tucker at rehearsal for PCTC's 2015 Mainstage production of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Hunter Gatherers.
Cover Photo | Brooks Reeves, Troy Barboza, Daniel Duque-Estrada + Joseph W. Rodriguez in The Libertine | Photo Credit, Marc J. Franklin