About Theater Voices

Theater Voices is a company of actors and directors that presents new and classic works with the goal of emphasizing the richness of the playwright's language. The company's productions are presented as fully-performed staged readings, using minimal scenery and basic performance attire. The simplicity of this format has allowed the company to bring professional theater to Capital Region audiences free of charge for over three decades.

Each production is given 10-12 rehearsals and presented in four performances over a single weekend. This intense yet brief time commitment enables busy actors and directors to participate. The audiences benefit by seeing plays that they might not otherwise encounter.

Since its inception in 1989, Theater Voices has refined its aesthetic approach, discovering the most effective ways to illuminate the text while de-emphasizing the technical aspects of production. Along the way, the theater has attracted a loyal, enthusiastic audience, many of whom return season after season, offering glowing feedback and encouragement.

Financial support for production expenses--rent, royalties, and publicity--comes from audience and community contributions, as well as government grants. The efforts of all who participate in Theater Voices are donated and there is no paid staff. Performances are presented admission-free at Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Avenue, Albany.