Who are they?

The NTUSA is troupe of professional entertainers and theater makers. They exist for your entertainment, enlightenment and greater glory. Its members are seven in number, its collaborators countless, its reach – like the universe itself – ever and eternally expanding. And like the universe, the NTUSA has its share of exploding stars, white dwarves and black holes – shows that dazzle, repel and leave you swirling in a vortex of confused space and time. Though they are not a government agency, a fact that their lawyers were quite clear should be laid plain, they are here to fill that tragic void in our national enterprise. This internet website shall attest to their history, dedication and their forbearance in the face of a thousand obstacles to bring you the very best in theatrical art and entertainment, for cheap.

What are they doing now?

Summer 2014
NTUSA hits GOVERNOR'S ISLAND!

Open Studio Event: Saturday, July 26
Building 110, LMCC
Next summer the NTUSA will spend the month of July in an LMCC Process Space residency developing a new piece based on America's oldest play: Royall Tyler's "The Contrast." Check back for more info..."!

Impact

"The utterly original downtown outfit, National Theater of the United States of America..."—The New Yorker
"An underground theatrical coup, a triumph of style and stagecraft."—TimeOut NY
"Not for the faint of heart or conventional of mind."—The New York Times
"NTUSA left me stunned and speechless and completely in awe."—Malcolm Gladwell

Accolades

  • 2006 OBIE for Design
  • 2007 Spalding Gray Award
  • 2010 LMCC President's Award
  • 2012 Henry Hewes Design Award Nominations in Design and Costumes