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In honor of International Women's Day, we are remembering the women from around the world who have inspired our plays. Our investigative plays are crafted from research and the voices of everyday people faced with extraordinary circumstances.

Our very first play was GIV...

Mariah Freda as Artemisia in Artemisia's Intent
(Under St. Mark's - FRIGID Festival 2018)

Photo credit: Hunter Canning

The Anthropologists creates dynamic investigative theatre based on source material and research. We begin each process by examining cultural artifacts...

A brief timeline.

January 25, 1635

Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th century painter from Rome, writes to a patron:

“Most Serene Lord, it seems to me that for three reasons I rightly should devote part of my meager talent to Your Highness. First, because my most humble house...

November 28, 2017

This Giving Tuesday, we're paying it forward! Inspired by our research for recent plays, we're volunteering for and donating to important non-profits around the city and beyond, thanking them for the work they do. Here's all the top picks of our company members!


If you are following this blog you will remember my last post about advocacy. I started there because I feel advocacy is the most important thing in service of the profession of dramaturgy. You will see that theme come up again as I see advocacy running through everyth...

February 21, 2017

Who is that woman in the wide-brimmed hat?

In 2008 and 2009, when we were researching the events of the 1917 food riots on the Lower East Side, photographs were scant.  This was not surprising, considering the time and also the subject material. Yet, since then, new pho...

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