Established in 1988 and funded by the French Government, Voice Theatre was born in Paris. Since then we have produced: national and international tours, more than 50 full-scale productions from original plays Birds on a Wire (four stars Edinburgh Festival) Legacy, Pushing Through to American classics, Off-Broadway shows, numerous Spring reading series, 10-minute play festivals, and many more activities in the United States, Germany, France, Britain, Poland and the Middle East. In addition, we have led free educational in-school workshops in New York City and the Hudson Valley and implemented adult classes and the Summer Youth Workshops.In 2015 Voice Theatre renovated the historic Byrdcliffe Theater in Woodstock, NY. Byrdcliffe now serves as the company summer home.

Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, the Washington Post and Cune Press, Voice Theatre continues to pioneer theatre techniques intersecting voice with text to tell the human story. 

Voice Theatre’s first production in Paris was Family Cycles, a theatre piece for 30 actors. That same year, at La MAMA in New York City, Voice Theatre produced Pushing Through, a music theatre piece developed and performed by Palestinian and Israeli women. In this groundbreaking production, Palestinian and Israeli actors, for the first time, shared the same stage. Written and directed by Shauna Kanter, Pushing Through, (University of Nebraska Press) was a groundbreaking quest for dialogue in the Middle East.

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 Pushing Through written and directed by Shauna Kanter, at La MAMA in New York City
Pushing Through written and directed by Shauna Kanter, at La MAMA in New York City