Meet the Apes


Theater of the Apes is an East Harlem-based company dedicated to presenting original, affordable, comic work better heeled producers daren’t touch.


Dawn of Theater of the Apes:

Founded in the late 90s by Greg Kotis and Ayun Halliday, the Apes managed just one credit – the original New York International Fringe Festival production of Urinetown: The Musical – prior to disappearing from view due to the exigencies of parenthood.

Return of the Theater of the Apes:

In 2017, the Apes reemerged. We are here for good. Good, cheap, oddball theater. Like:




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Theater of the Apes is a Fiscally Sponsored Project of Fractured Atlas
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Theater of the Apes is a proud contributor to the Indie Theater Fund