New York's Premier Home For Socially Conscious Theatre

Here we are.

Since 1996

Culture Project has told stories as timely as the morning’s newspaper in a way that cannot be matched by commercial media.

Through brilliantly conceived, expertly staged dramas, which blend prize-winning theater with urgent moral dilemmas, Culture Project sparks conversation and incites political action.

A venue for acclaimed, prize-winning performance, Culture Project is also a magnet for today’s best talent including Sting and Trudie Styler, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jones, Howard Zinn, Desmond Tutu, Mariska Hargitay, Trevor Noah, Martin Short, Samantha Power, Roger, Roger Waters, Vanessa and Corin Redgrave, John Leguizamo, and other artists who share a passion for theater and public justice.


Culture Project is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, we aim to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time.

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Women Center Stage

Our mission is to celebrate the wonder and beauty of life regardless of race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. We summon defenders and campaigners who fight for human rights, gender equality, freedom of artistic expression, peace, and justice. Participants are activists and artists who, through compassion and strength, speak about the needs and the reality of those who suffer from everyday oppression. Even with the risk to their lives and livelihoods, they give voice to the marginalized, the disregarded, and the silenced. By fostering public awareness and engagement, WCS aims to inspire collaboration, friendship, solidarity, and the free exchange of ideas. Through our collective experience come solutions and hope. Together, we will always be stronger. 


Institute for Creative Social Change

In 2017, the Culture Project began development for this new institute to harness the power and leadership skills of artists and activists. Working in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Town Hall, and the United Nations, this new program will present expert speakers, workshops, and artistic presentations that will educate and empower a new generation of artistic activism. Potential topic areas include immigration, criminal justice reform, global politics, constitutional law, gender equality, economic justice, racial equality, environment, philanthropy and the arts.



Blueprint for Accountability

Accountability is integral to democracy. At a time when grave challenges threaten the liberty of Americans and so many others around the world, only a groundswell of public engagement can restore fundamental morals and values in our society. In response, Culture Project presents Blueprint for Accountability, an ongoing series centered around one question: How can we empower ourselves to hold our leaders—in government, education, and corporate institutions—accountable for the events of the past and the conditions of the future?

This bold, new type of interdisciplinary, investigative theater brings together leading experts in politics and journalism with the most visionary artists of our time, creating an architectural plan for restoring accountability in our culture.

I realize that the recurring theme in my life has been restoration . . . And now it seems like the theme is helping to restore the lives of these people who were so wronged.
— Allan Buchman, New York Times


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Profile on Allan Buchman


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Review: In ‘MotherStruck!’ Staceyann Chin Chronicles Her Quest to Become Pregnant

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Review: ‘Nirbhaya,’ a Lamentation and a Rallying Cry for Indian Women


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Turning Tragedy into Triumph – From Behind the Curtain

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Off Broadway Theater To Be Named After Lynn Redgrave


Review: Heart-Stopping ‘Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto’ Analyzes a Martyr



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When Justice Makes You Gasp: ‘The Exonerated’ Revived at Culture Project

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A Composer Who’s Losing His Memory, Hopelessly at Sea; Culture Project’s Revival of ‘And God Created Great Whales’



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‘Twin Spirits’ with Sting, Trudie Styler, Joshua Bell and John Lithgow at the Mark Taper Forum

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Twin Spirits

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Blueprint for Accountability


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U.N. Birthday Rocks for Its Peacemakers


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U.N. Day Concert: A Tribute to Peacekeeping

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County of Kings

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Blueprint for Accountability: Working the Dark Side



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'expatriate,'Ah Paris, Beacon of Freedom, City of Jazz

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'In Conflict,' Voices of Inexperience, Relating War’s Horrors

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'Betrayed,' Seduced and Abandoned by Promises of Freedom

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'Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise’: Apartheid’s Private Pain Becomes Group Art

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Border/Clash: A Litany of Desires

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Nightmare Without Hope or Logic

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A Blend of Cause and Celeb

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The Exonerated

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