A Little About Us
AfterWork Theater is a community theater designed for everyday people to perform in New York City. We provide the extraordinary opportunity to perform in musicals, plays, musical revues, and more in a stress-free environment. No audition required. We’re all about fun, community, and creative self-expression. Come play with us.
Part of the stress-free environment is knowing you are already in. This isn’t about landing the starring role so we took that out of the equation and left only the fun part.
If there’s one thing all New Yorkers can agree upon it’s that we have NO free time. We totally get that. That’s why we designed AWT to fit into the busiest of schedules. Rehearse approximately once or twice a week. That’s it.
Our professional creative staff will guide you through a true New York City theater experience. We hire the real deal but don’t be surprised if you end up duet-ing with them at karaoke after rehearsal.
"I mainly did this show to see if I can pull it off on stage, but more importantly I did this to make new friends, and my God! did I make new AMAZING, talented, beautiful, hope-filled, inspiring, and generous friends! Both casts were utterly brilliant and beautiful!"
"Here I am, two shows in, and I’ve made incredible friendships, performed songs I never thought would make it past my shower, and met all of you gems. Most importantly, this community renewed my drive to live a meaningful life, to take risks, and to make my mark."
"Being a part of this group brought out many things in myself that I was never given an opportunity to express before. This is what AfterWork Theater Project is all about, self-expression. Being yourself, taking leaps, and taking risks is what this community represents. I learned how to trust myself and to believe in my worth as a person. I was challenged but overcame self doubt while gaining confidence in myself."
"I Googled 'Be in a show' and now here I am performing in a musical in New York City."
"A sustainable new model of community theater in New York."
"It’s fun and it’s therapeutic."