Southeast Ohio’s Professional Theater:
The vibrant arts scene in Athens and Southeast Ohio features internationally recognized professionals in a variety of art forms, from ceramics to music to photography and more. In 2007, thirteen professional theater artists came together in Athens to found the Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble with the expressed intent of producing professional theater of a caliber to match our internationally acclaimed and thriving arts community.
Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, Southeast Ohio’s Professional Theater Company, is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation located in Athens, Ohio. Members of the Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble have written plays for, performed on, and designed productions at Tony Award-winning stages such as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The McCarter Theater Center, The Alliance Theater and Victory Gardens Theater, as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at major regional theaters such as Cleveland Playhouse, Manhattan Class Company, Ensemble Studio Theater, Geva Theater, Indiana Repertory Theater, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, The Director’s Company, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and many, many more. BMTE members have written for HBO and ABC and been featured in films such as Woody Allen’s Radio Days and television shows including the Emmy award-winning Law and Order, Murphy Brown and E.R., as well as Judging Amy, Ed, and Chappelle’s Show among others.
BMTE Mission Statement:
Our mission is to challenge, engage and inspire the residents of our community with explosive and thought-provoking theater. As Southeast Ohio’s Professional Theater Company, we develop and produce new theater works, as well as contemporary and classic plays. With a commitment to collaboration and a desire to integrate our art into the fabric of our region, we strive to explore, confront and affirm what it means to be alive.