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About Us

Alternative Theatre Company is a an all-volunteer theatre group renowned for producing award-winning plays that engage an audience in a conversation relating to specific feelings and messages reflecting the LGBTQ+ community.

With the world now immersed in visual and interactive media, the performing arts have perhaps never been more relevant in communication. Dramatic productions can powerfully communicate diversity, faith, compassion, understanding and acceptance across barriers of age, race, gender, orientation, culture, language and prejudice in a way few other mediums can.

Theatre not only communicates ideas, but also demonstrates them, touching the audience's mind and heart. That is and will always be our mission.

Founded in 1991 by Joe Marshall, the company relocated from Arizona to New York in 2009.

Joe Marshall

Joe Marshall, Founder and Artistic Director

Actor, Director, Producer, Playwright

Joe is a proud member of the New York Dramatist Guild. After studying at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Joe obtained his F.C.C. License in broadcast communication from the Arizona Technical Institute. Joe founded the Alternative Theatre Company while living in Phoenix, where he was also the Director of Children's Programming at Theatre Works, winning five People's Choice awards.

 

Joe's Off-Broadway plays include THE GAYEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!, A NIGHT IN VEGAS,  A WANING GIBBOUS MOON! and DIRTY SECRETS. A Night in Vegas received multiple AriZoni awards for Best Original Script, Best Overall Production, and Best Director. Throughout his theatre career, Joe has directed and choreographed more than thirty award-winning productions in Arizona, California, New York City, and Long Island.

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Adrian Maynard, Managing Director

Adrian produces our shows, spearheads our sales, marketing and PR activities, and works closely with our volunteers and partners. 

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