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About Us

THEATRE THREE is dedicated to developing an appreciation for the art of live theatre among the residents of Long Island by involving as large a constituency as possible in a rich variety of programming which includes Mainstage, Second Stage, Cabaret, and Children’s Theatre productions.¬†The development of future audiences and performers is accessed through touring programs, a dramatic academy, and workshops.¬†THEATRE THREE presents a diverse program of fresh and imaginative revivals of classics and modern plays.¬†The Theatre is an arena for previously unproduced plays, and works towards their future development.¬†The Theatre provides an environment in which talent can be nurtured, encouraged, and trained in the pursuit of a professional career.¬†It is the goal of THEATRE THREE to attract familiar and established theatre artists to work with the Theatre’s own ensemble.¬†THEATRE THREE expands its Long Island base by working with other theatres throughout the country in the development of programming and artistic exchange in order to achieve its goal of being the premier professional theatre of Long Island.

Our History

THEATRE THREE, located in Port Jefferson, New York, is a year-round not-for-profit professional regional theatre that was founded in 1969. For over fifty years, Theatre Three has occupied Athena Hall, a late 19th century historic building.

Each year, Theatre Three presents a Mainstage season of six productions (three musicals, two plays, and its acclaimed production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.)

Theatre Three’s Mainstage seasons have offered a wide variety of productions including the Long Island premieres of¬†THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY;¬†NEXT TO NORMAL;¬†I AM MY OWN WIFE;¬†INTO THE WOODS;¬†CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD;¬†M BUTTERFLY;¬†PRELUDE TO A KISS;¬†MR. CINDERS;¬†SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME; and¬†ALL IN THE TIMING; as well as the world premieres of¬†SUMMER OF ’69:¬†RETURN TO WOODSTOCK;¬†1968: ROCK THE WORLD;¬†WHERE THERE’$ A WILL;¬†TREASURE ISLAND: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE; THE IRISH LEGACY;¬†BEFORE I WAKE; and¬†THE FACULTY ROOM.

THE FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, at Theatre Three‚Äôs Ronald F. Peierls Theatre on the Second Stage, has produced over one hundred world premieres, selected from thousands of submissions world-wide.¬†FRIDAY NIGHT FACE-OFF¬†is Long Island’s longest-running improv troupe.

THEATRE THREE’S Dramatic Academy offers three semesters each year (Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer) with classes for ages 6 through 17. Our MUSICAL THEATRE FACTORY presents two all-student productions each summer.

The in-house Children’s Theatre is Long Island’s only theatre committed to presenting original musicals for audiences of all ages. It has presented programs on a wide array of subjects: ecology (ROBINSON ROBOT AND THE LOST HALLOWEEN), the dangers of smoking (PUFF-THE-NOT-SO-MAGIC DRAGON), honesty (THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF), and race relations and the homeless (THE THREE LITTLE PIGS OR HOME IS WHERE YOU HOLD YOUR HEART). Our in-house children’s programs are both entertaining and educational.

THEATRE THREE’s Educational Touring programs have been presented in schools and community centers across the tri-state area, as far south as Washington and Virginia, and as far north as Richmond Hill, outside of Toronto. “FROM THE FIRES: VOICES OF THE HOLOCAUST” and the two bullying project musicals “CLASS DISMISSED” and “STAND UP! STAND OUT!” have been seen by thousands of students.

THEATRE THREE’s Summer Concert series has played host to a wide variety of entertainment including the LONG ISLAND COMEDY FESTIVAL; THE DUPREES, THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE; TED VIGIL AS JOHN DENVER; ELLEN MICHELMORE’S WOODSTOCKMANIA; and many more.

Staff

EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR   Jeffrey Sanzel
MANAGING DIRECTOR   Vivian Koutrakos
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE/DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT   Douglas Quattrock
RESIDENT STAGE MANAGER   Melissa Troxler
PRODUCTION DESIGNER   Randall Parsons
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR   Steven Barile
FRONT OF HOUSE COORDINATOR   Russ Pulick
COMPTROLLER   Lois Endsley
ADMINISTRATIVE AND MARKETING ASSOCIATE   Tara Grippe
GROUP SALES/EDUCATIONAL TOURING COORDINATOR   Marci Bing
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS   Anne Lennstrom
     
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR   Steven Uihlein
WARDROBE SHOP SUPERVISOR/CHILDREN’S THEATRE COSTUME DESIGNER   Jason Allyn
CHILDREN’S THEATRE TOURING COORDINATOR   Marci Bing
COMPUTER/WEB COORDINATOR   Max McBride
SUBSCRIPTIONS   Michelle Johnson

BOX OFFICE

 

Jenna Eichenger
Michelle Johnson
Cathy Rodgers
Holly D’Accordo

   
     
     

CONCESSION

  Bob Caggiano
Carol D’Accordo
Alan Schelp
Jameson Wessels
     
     
     
GRAPHIC DESIGN   Creative FX
PHOTOGRAPHER-IN-RESIDENCE   Peter Lanscombe

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT Andrew Markowitz
VICE PRESIDENT Doug Firestone
TREASURER Bradlee E. Bing
SECRETARY Neil Block
MEMBERS Nick Acompora
Don Lippencott