Animus Theatre Company is an artist-driven company whose mission is to explore and illuminate the resilience of the human spirit. Founded by Artistic Director Jonathan Judge-Russo with Rory Hammond, Al Miro, and Carrie Walsh, Animus Theatre Company produced its first play, John Patrick Shanley’s Where’s My Money? at the Cherry Lane Theatre, in 2012. Notable productions include Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams (Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry, The Pink Bedroom, Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, and The Long Goodbye), Pericles, Prince of Tyre by Shakespeare, and two 12-Hour Reading Festivals featuring the works of Leslye Headland (The Accidental Blonde, Assistance, Bachelorette, Cinephilia, Reverb, and Surfer Girl) and John Patrick Shanley (The Big Funk, Defiance, Italian American Reconciliation, Moonstruck, The Red Coat, Sailor’s Song, Savage in Limbo, Women of Manhattan) at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre.
Notable playwrights, directors, actors, and theater artists who have worked at Animus Theatre Company include Pamela Adlon, Edward Berkeley, Alexis Bledel, Lynn Cohen, James Badge Dale, Trieste Dunn, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Ben Foster, Jared Gilman, Bob Glaudini, Adam Guettel, Meredith Hagner, Leslye Headland, Jill Hennessey, Andre Holland, Virginia Kull, Margarita Levieva, Andrew Lippa, Natasha Lyonne, James Madio, Keith Nobbs, Jonny Orsini, Joe Pantoleano, Steven Pasquale, Vincent Piazza, Piper Perabo, Theresa Rebeck, Elena Ricardo, Michael Rispoli, Kate Moira Ryan, Paul Schneider, John Patrick Shanley, Alia Shawkat, Margo Seibert, Christiane Seidel, and Aida Turturro.
A bar, a restaurant, the office, the bedroom; these are the places where the real conversations happen. There are plenty of deep wells, and whether we fall in or find that we've been pushed, it falls on us to dig ourselves out. They're the most important fights. The ones that prepares us for all the others. The ones we need to fight to balance who we are and who we need to be.
A 12-Hour Reading Festival featuring the works of John Patrick Shanley: The Big Funk, Defiance, Italian American Reconciliation, Moonstruck, The Red Coat, Sailor’s Song, Savage in Limbo, Women of Manhattan. Produced at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre.