Culture Project


49 Bleecker Street, Suite 602
New York, NY10012
Organization Type: 
Arts Organization
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Culture Project is a nonprofit theatre company that views itself as an arts and human rights organization. The company is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, the organization aims to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy and encourage democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time. For more than a decade, Culture Project has told stories as timely as the morning’s newspaper in a way that news articles and editorials can never match. Through brilliantly conceived, expertly staged dramas, the company sparks conversation, lifts the human heart, and incites political action. Over the past ten years, Culture Project has grown from a small theatre impacting 12,000 patrons annually to a theatre that impacts over 150,000 patrons annually. Culture Project’s productions have garnered an array of Drama Desk, OBIE, and Outer Circle Critics awards. But they have also won unprecedented awards outside the sphere of theatrical production including the Champion of Justice Award and the PASS award from the National Association of Criminal Defenders. A venue for acclaimed, prize-winning performance, Culture Project is also a magnet for today's best talents – including Meryl Streep, Danny Glover, Mary J. Blige, Robin Williams, Marisa Tomei, Bob Balaban, Rinde Eckhert, Montel Williams, Frank McCourt, Staceyann Chin, Lynn Redgrave, Sarah Silverman, and other artists who share a passion for theater and public justice.