VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is a community of artists who believe that a shared theatrical experience profoundly affects people’s lives. We create stories that challenge our audience to ask questions, make discoveries and engage in dialogue.
If one adult is inspired,
if one child’s imagination is awakened,
if one student is empowered,
our theatre is important and vital.
Vital was founded in March of 1999 with the goal of creating a safe home to nurture emerging theatre artists — and that vision has blossomed .
Vital Theatre Company is proud to have been recognized with the following honors: 2012 OffBroadway Alliance Awards Best Family Show: StinkyKids The Musical; American Theatre Wing Award for Continued Commitment to Excellence in Theatre (2006, 2007); Off-Off Broadway Review (OOBR) Awards for Excellence: The King of Mackie Street, Funny, Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery (also nominated for Outstanding Production of a Play by New York IT Awards & Audelco Award for Best Ensemble), Idiot's Delight, The Ballad of Irving the Frog; Theatre Company of the Year by nytheatre.com for Vital Children's Theatre Company Season; and All Stars Project Inc.'s Community Recognition Award to Vital Children's Theatre.
Stephen Sunderlin, Artistic Director
Rennie Matias, Finance Manager
Annjolynn Cales, Assistant to the Artistic Director
Stephen Sunderlin, Michael Schloegl, Scott C. Embler, Laura M. Stevens
Stephen Sunderlin, President
Deborah Adelman, Vice President
Natalie Riccio, Secretary
Richard Jacobson, Treasurer
Gina Lamb-Amato, M.D.
Denise Woods Harrell
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member or Parent Ambassator Contact us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stephen Sunderlin at 212.579.0528