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Our Philosophy

American Theatre Company believes in presenting great stories, well told. We recognize the impact and power of the theatre to shape the cultural landscape of Tulsa and the next generation of theatrical artists.

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.

At its best, theatre holds up a mirror to our humanity. Audiences can look at characters in a play and identify with them, disagree with them, or be appalled by them. Regardless, our hope is that they leave our productions with a more open heart and a widened mind.

For over 50 years, ATC has provided Tulsa with the highest quality of live theatre, including more than 350 plays and musicals. 

Founded in 1970 by Kitty Roberts and a group of University of Tulsa students, ATC believes that community theatre gives us all a platform to express ourselves without judgment. Whether you are part of the production or a member of the audience talking about it afterward, these powerful live performances remind us of what it is to be human, and how we can work together to build a better society.

Our Story

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                  Celebrating 50 years,
The American Theatre Company 

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Please support those who support ATC

Williams Companies

Oklahoma Arts Council

Studio 308

George Kaiser Family Foundation

Tulsa People


Theatre Communications Group

The Persimmon Group

Arts Alliance Tulsa

Aces High Studios


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Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa

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Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust

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