About FCT

Incorporated in 2003, Adam Koplan (Founding Artistic Director) created The Flying Carpet Theatre Company (FCT) after spending formative time training at Playwrights Horizons in New York City and at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Over nearly 20 years, The Flying Carpet Theatre Company has created and/or premiered 20+ original plays including early works by artists who continue to shape the American Theatre such as Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Frozen) and Geoff Sobelle (All Wear Bowlers, The Object Lesson, Elephant Room). We have performed our shows in our home bases of New York, NY and Atlanta, GA and have toured nationally to 15 states, and internationally to Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Dublin, Prague, Rome, Venice, Pescara, and Cagliari.

What We Do

We generate new theatre that uses American historical stage traditions — physical theatre, circus arts, vaudeville, puppetry, stage magic, cabaret performance, autobiographical storytelling, live music performance, and more — to tell stories about big ideas. American entertainment history reflects the best and worst of our society, and we utilize this tension to investigate flashpoints in our culture. By rooting our work in age-old theatrical forms, we pursue innovative theatrical experiences that connect us to our basic human need for telling stories while inspiring essential, complicated and deep discussion. We are committed to delighting, inspiring and challenging audiences by making performance art in collaborative, communal, non-hierarchical creative spaces and bringing our transformative theatre to communities across the globe.

  • Genres
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    • American Musical Theatre
    • Illusion Magic
    • Puppetry
    • Peking Opera
    • Tap Dance
    • Country Music
    • Vaudevillian Comedy
    • Jazz
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  • Themes
    • e.g.
    • The Price Of Success
    • Racial Identity
    • Redemption
    • Domestic Abuse
    • Civic Decision-Making
    • The Importance Of Reading Books
    • Parental Love
    • Commerce vs. Public Welfare
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  • Deep