Axis Theatre Company exists to create physical theatre for the young and young-at-heart - exploring aspects of clown, commedia dell'arte, music, movement and puppetry to produce original plays. In the age of “looking down” at tablets, smart phones and computers, Axis Theatre draws young eyes up to engage them in interactive experiences that educate, inspire and transform. Telling stories in unique ways, Axis Theatre is guided by these words: inventive, youthful, kinetic, multicultural, smart and engaging. Axis Theatre’s rich 42-year history has inspired an optimistic approach to risk and our activity has doubled for our theatre for young audiences programming. In the fall of 2018, Axis will launch our first international tour in over a decade. Our creative efforts have revitalized the company’s reputation for producing quality TYA work. In 2017, the BC Touring Council voted Axis Theatre Artistic Company of the Year. Axis Theatre is led by Artistic Director, Chris McGregor; General Manager, Daune Campbell; and Tour Coordinator, Petrice Brett. We are located in Vancouver, British Columbia. To learn more about Axis or our team please visit www.axistheatre.com
General Operating & Program Support
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State
Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Booth Ferris Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Acrobuffos/Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone, Angela An, Robin Bell-Stevens, Dongjiang Bi, Cathay Bank, Douglass Chan, Amy Mak Chan, Sharon Chen, Ginger Chinn, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Exploring the Metropolis, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Matthew Goldner, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, Lily Han, Heather Harrison, Belinda Pilin Hsu, Alice & Steve Huang, Hung Pin Hung, Investors Foundation, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, the Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Janet T. Leow, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Frank Macchio, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, Mets Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jassy Z. Min, New York Chinese Chorus, Northwell Health, Carlos Ortiz, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens Courier, Resorts World, Camillo Reyes, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Helen Shieh, Richard Siu, Curtis Smith, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Michael Tang, Veronica Tsang, Tai & Tony Wang / Glow Foundation, Jay Wegman, Constance Wingate, Anna Wu, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, Sandy Yeh, Shane Yeh, and Angela Qi Zhang. Support at $500 and up for the 2020 fiscal year is included.
The performances of The Mermaid Theatre’s Very Hungry Caterpillar and Axis Theatre’s Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch are supported by the Jim Henson Foundation.