FCT makes theater that looks back to look forward. Our productions use the tools of old fashioned spectacle to tell vital contemporary stories. We draw from the rich history of staged entertainments — American Vaudeville, European physical theater, puppetry, stage magic, etc. — to create new works that delight, inspire, and subtly challenge audiences. American entertainment history reflects the best and worst elements of our society, and the FCT uses this tension to investigate flashpoints in our culture. By rooting our work in age-old (and fun) forms, we pursue innovative theater that tackles big ideas and connects to core human needs: entertainment and storytelling.
Incorporated in 2003, FCT has premiered seven new full productions and helped to develop dozens of plays. FCT has performed in NYC, Atlanta, Edinburgh, Prague, Dublin, Boston, St. Louis and Philadelphia. Dedicated to nurturing emerging talent, FCT has produced early works by artists who have continued on to shape the American theater such as Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Frozen), Geoff Sobelle (All Wear Bowlers, The Object Lesson), Topher Payne (Angry Fags, Perfect Arrangement), and Tommy Smith (Lark PONY fellow/E.S.T. Sloan Grant).
Jessi D. Hill
Board of Directors
Alison Yager, Esq.
Attorney, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Product Marketing Team, Bayer Crop Science
Martha Katz, Board Chair
Charlie Henn, Esq.
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend
Barbara Stimmel, Ph.D.
Labor Organizer, Engineers and Scientists of California, Local 20 IFPTE
Director of Contracts & Grants, American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences