the bleecker company                                   
about bc
The Bleecker Company is a non-profit 501c3 company that was originally housed at the famous 45 Bleecker Street Theater.   The company evolved from the world premiere production Rumspringa which was produced by 45 Bleecker St Theater and opened Off Broadway in February of 2009 with a critically acclaimed extended run. 

In addition to its full productions, The Bleecker Company presents staged readings, playwright symposiums, and workshops of new plays through its New Play Development Series with the goal of fostering more world premieres onto the Off-Broadway stage.  The company recently closed a successful Off Broadway run of Hillbilly Women by Elizabeth Stearns directed by Broadway legend, Sondra Lee.  

The next full production will be Bleecker Company's first revival, A Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt at the Arclight Theatre opening in May of 2012 (co-produced with Retro Productions).

                                                   photo by  Michael Nagle for The New York Times
The playwrights Stephen Adly Guirgis, Richard Vetere, and Israel Horovitz at The Bleecker Company Playwrights Symposium.
                                                                       photo by  Elle Sunman
Jim Boerlin, Hugh Jackman, Deborah-Lee Furness, C.S. Drury, Mickey Sumner, Kirsty Meares and Peter Zinn on the set of Rumspringa

                                                                            photo by  Maryann Lapinto
John Barbieri, Ralph Macchio, and Mario Cantone in A Room of My Own by Charles Messina

Mario Cantone, Ralph Macchio, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Rosie Perez, Christopher Denham, Anne Meara, Chip Zien, Peter Riegert and Mickey Sumner have recently performed in The Bleecker Company New Play Series.