Theatre Forward is an association of institutional nonprofit theatres located in 19 cities across the country. Our theatres share many characteristics: independently determined programming, seasons of nine months or more, multiple stages, a full time professional staff and a record of artistic excellence.
Theatre Forward, formerly National Corporate Theatre Fund, was created in 1977 by our 10 founding member theatres. Our founding theatres each have a representative who serves on our Board of Directors, pay annual dues, and receive annual philanthropic support for general operations. Beginning in 2006, an additional nine comparable theatres were brought on by the founding theatres to expand Theatre Forward’s reach in education and other initiatives. Theatre Forward is not currently considering new theatre members at this time.
News from our Theatres
Talespinner Children's Theatre Founder Alison Garrigan Retires
BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets To MAYBE HAPPY ENDING At Alliance Theatre!
American Pops Orchestra cleverly re-imagines 'The Pied Piper' at Arena Stage
American Repertory Theater of WNY Presents SOMETHING WICKED
African American Repertory Theater Continues 2020 Season With BREATH & IMAGINATION In …
VIDEO: Get to Know YOU LOST ME at the Ricketson Theatre With Playwright Bonnie Metzgar and …
A New Quixote Adaptation Reimagines the Borderlands
With (Robot) Love From Korea
Civic Saturday — Thornton, Colo.
APO's "The Pied Piper" performs LIVE in the Loft
Get to the 2020 Humana Festival for (Almost) Free
CLUE: A NEW COMEDY Starring John Treacy Egan, Mariah Burks and More Will Begin …
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Opens At The Mark Taper Forum Tonight
FINNEY'S FRIDAY FREE STUFF: ACT's 'Wakey Wakey' and Homeroom mac and cheese!
Robots seek love in futuristic 'Maybe Happy Ending'
Audience gets in on the act in ART's 'Gloria: A Life'
Outpost Rep opens 2020 with 'Grounded'
Behind the Scenes: “Maybe Happy Ending, The Musical!”
Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Production Photos and Video of Sting in THE LAST SHIP
Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman To Direct INDECENT At Menier Chocolate Factory
Center Theatre Group Announces Final Extension Of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
Slipknot at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena – stage times, support, ticket prices and likely set list
Denotes Founding Theatres*
Robert Barry Fleming, EXECutive Artistic Director
Dean R. Gladden, Managing Director
ROB MELROSE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
San Francisco, CA
Pam mackinnon, Artistic Director
Jennifer Bielstein, Executive Director
Diane Paulus, Artistic Director
Diane borger, executive producer
Molly Smith, Artistic Director
Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer
Los Angeles, CA
Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director
Meghan Pressman, Managing Director
Laura Kepley, Artistic Director
Kevin Moore, Managing Director
Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director
Jeffrey Woodward, Managing Director
Chris coleman, Artistic Director
Charles Varin, Managing Director
Robert Falls, Artistic Director
Roche Schulfer, Executive Director
Joseph Haj, Artistic DirectoR
James Haskins, Managing Director
Melia Bensussen, Artistic Director
Cynthia Rider, Managing Director
New Haven, CT
JACOB Padrón, ARTISTIC Director
Kit Ingui, Acting Managing Director
New York, NY
Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director
Barry Grove, Executive Producer
San Diego, CA
Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director
Timothy j. shields, Managing Director
Braden Abraham, Artistic Director
Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director
Curt Columbus, Artistic Director
Tom Parrish, Executive Director