American Theatre Company
Bringing award-winning theatre to Tulsa for over for 50 years
ATC believes community theatre provides locals with a platform from which they can express themselves without judgement – something we need more of in today’s social media saturated environment. These powerful live performances can remind us of how we can work together to better our society.
For over fifty years American Theatre Company has been and remains committed to being a responsible partner in the elimination of systemic racism in American institutions. Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color and members of the LGBTQ community are enthusiastically welcome at our auditions, on our Board, on our production teams and on our stage. Your work, your talents, and most importantly, your lives matter.
American Theatre Company at a Glance
Serving the Tulsa Community for over 50 years
Started in 1970 by Kitty Roberts and a group of former University of Tulsa students, American Theatre Company has grown to be one of the largest community advocates for theatrical arts in the diverse community of Tulsa. The organization is supported by over 200 regular volunteers annually. Since its founding as an independent non-profit in 1977, American Theatre Company has served the community by producing more than 350 plays and musicals, attended by more than 100,000 audience members. The 2019-2020 season marks the Golden Anniversary of the company, celebrating 50 years of providing Tulsa with the highest quality of live theatre. American Theatre Company is organized as a nonprofit in the State of Oklahoma and is a recognized 501(c)(3).
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
Ways We Help
We celebrate the power of the theatre to shape the cultural landscape of Tulsa.
Theatre at its best is a mirror – a reflection of who we are – young or old. Audiences can look at characters in a play and identify with them, disagree with them, be appalled by them…realizing that theatre holds a mirror up to our humanity. In today’s world, there are many avenues to tell stories – film, television, blogs, the internet, etc. – but there is nothing that has the impact of being in the audience at a live theatre performance and experiencing the story telling with the actors and other audience members live and in-person. That is why American Theatre Company believes in presenting great stories well told. This model recognizes the impact and power of the theatre to shape the cultural landscape of Tulsa and the next generation of theatrical artists.
American Theatre company brings together our local youth and adults for a common goal – to put on a great production. It can teach everyone about working with one another and bettering themselves as individuals - and as a whole. The audience also benefits from the effort, not only in the form of a performance, but because they get to experience a diverse group of people working together as one. ATC is proud to partner with many other non-profits in Tulsa and the surrounding area.