Staff

Administration

Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director

Education

Richard Hinojosa, Director of Education

Programming

Rob Urbinati, Director of New Play Development

Finance

Alexis Lubin, Finance Manager

Marketing

Thibault Courtois, Marketing Manager

 

Box Office

Laura Kabelka, Box Office Manager
Angelica Aviles, Box Office Assistant
Franco Partesano, Box Office Assistant


Front of House

Willy Mosquera, House Manager
Fernando Bianco, Associate House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Robert Lavin, Shuttle Service

Operations

Jay Rogers, Director of Operations
Connie Baker, Rentals & Events Manager
Jeff Frazier, Operations and Production Coordinator
Jorge Toro, Building Attendant
Charles Bennett, Building Attendant
Saheed Khan, Building Attendant

Production

Annie Jacobs, Production Manager
Steve Wolf, Assistant Production Manager/Lighting Supervisor
Mike Lawler, Technical Director/Sound Supervisor

Our Mission

Queens Theatre is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. Queens Theatre’s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists.

News & Announcements

Support Us

Queens Theatre strives to provide acces to world-class entertainment for generations of residents of Queens and the surrounding New York City metro area. By making a tax-deductible contribution to Queens Theatre you become more than just an observer of that mission--you become an active participant.

Announcing our 27th Season

We are thrilled to introduce our new 2015/2016 season along with our new website today! The eclectic content of our new season celebrates the diversity of our beloved borough. By showcasing a large variety of performances and keeping ticket prices affordable, we aim to both honor our loyal audience and attract new theatregoers.

In the Theatre Series, Queens Theatre will produce a two-week run of the play To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Rob Urbinati, present the award-winning musical Murder for Two and introduce a thrilling adaptation of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Aquila Theatre Company.

In the Dance Series, Brooklyn-based company Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will make their Queens Theatre debut. Queens-based company Jessica Lang Dance and Argentine dance company Che Malambo, two Queens Theatre audience favorites, will return.

The Family Series will feature four shows based on beloved children’s books, including Madeline and the Bad Hat, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Henry and Mudge, and Curious George: The Golden Meatball. The Series will also include the Queens Theatre debut of Under the Tangle by the Treehouse Shakers, and the return of the innovative Lightwire Theater with their newest production, Moon Mouse.

Queens Theatre will also present multiple Special Events. In October, Renee Taylor (“The Nanny”) will bring her one-woman show My Life on a Diet to Queens Theatre’s mainstage. Tony Award Nominated star of The Lion King Tsidii Le Loka will perform in a special concert on October 18th featuring music from Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba and Odetta in Queens Theatre’s intimate cabaret space. More events will be added throughout the season.

Queens Theatre has a proud history of developing new works of theatre, and its New American Voices reading series will continue in 2015-2016. In the fall, Queens Theatre will partner with Theatre 167, Mission to dit(Mars), and Ma-Yi Theatre Company. In the spring, Queens Theatre will present a reading series featuring new plays by Latino playwrights. Play submissions are accepted throughout the year. The readings are free and open to the public.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, August 17.

Subscriptions are available for purchase. Call our box office at 718.760.0064

 

About Us

History

Queens Theatre began as the Theaterama, one of three structures designed by renowned modernist architect Phillip Johnson to comprise the New York State Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. Its neighbors were the triple Astro-View towers, with its 226 and 181-foot high observations decks and 85-foot high restaurant and lounge, and the Tent of Tomorrow, a massive open-air pavilion with a multi-colored fiberglass roof and large-scale map of New York State on its terrazzo floor.

While the Theaterama showed a 360-degree panoramic film on the State of New York inside, its exterior was an equally impressive sight: its façade was adorned with large-scale original artwork by some of the most famous pop artists of the day, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Ellsworth Kelly.

When the fair closed in 1965, the pavilion was one of the few structures spared demolition.

In 1972, Theaterama was converted from a movie theatre to a live entertainment venue. After being managed by a number of organizations, Queens Theatre was officially established in 1989 and, after a $4 million renovation, Queens Theatre officially opened on October 16, 1993 with a gala performance hosted by Kitty Carlisle Hart that honored Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.

Today, Queens Theatre is a vibrant performing arts center with three performance spaces: its 472-seat mainstage theatre, 99-seat studio theatre and its intimate cabaret & cocktail bar. The theatre is committed to presenting world-class theatre, music and dance as well as programming that reflects the diversity of the community that supports it.

Queens Theatre is also one of the only performing arts center in the borough that actively develops new works through two New Play Development programs, including Inmigrant Voices Project, a program that develops work that represent the rich cultural diversity of New York City. More than 75 new plays have received staged readings and productions at Queens Theatre, most notably Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph, which premiered on Broadway in 2011 in a production that starred Robin Williams and directed by Moises Kaufman.

Getting here

Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, directly under the iconic towers of the New York State Pavilion. We are easily accessible by car, bus and subway.

Directions From Subway

From Manhattan/Long Island City: Take the Queens-bound E or F train and transfer at 74th Street-Broadway for the Flushing-bound 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point station. Turn left out of the turnstiles, following signs to LIRR/Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Free Shuttle Service

Proceed to street level at the Mets-Willets Point station and pick up our free Shuttle Bus, which makes stops right outside the station approximately every 10 minutes beginning one hour prior to curtain for all Queens Theatre shows. Note that unless specified the shuttle does not run for other events at Queens Theatre. If you'd prefer to walk, take the boardwalk from the station past the USTA National Tennis Center. At the end of the boardwalk, follow the tree-lined path on your right to the Unisphere, then bear left toward the towers.

Directions By Car

From Midtown Manhattan: Take the Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway (I-495 E). Take Exit 22B, merge on Grand Central Parkway West. Take exit 9P and follow the signs to Queens Theatre.

From Brooklyn: take the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (I-278 E) and exit 35E to Long Island Expressway East (I-495 E). Take exit 22B Grand Central Parkway West. Merge on Grand Central Parkway, take exit 9P and follow the signs to the theatre.

From Upper Manhattan and the Bronx: Take the RFK bridge to Grand Central Parkway East. Take Exit 9E, stay in the right lane after the exit and follow the signs to Queens Theatre.

From Long Island: Take Grand Central Parkway West. Take Exit 9P and follow the signs to the theatre.

Parking is always FREE.

Take a Cab

For a low price and great service to Queens Theatre from all areas of NY or NJ call Cibao car service at 718.478.3223. Mention Queens Theater and save 10%! Rates from Manhattan range from $32-45.


Box Office Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 12pm - 6pm
Our Box Office opens 2 hours before every show.

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