Prism Stage Company NYC

 

Prism Stage Company (PSC) produces new and neglected plays by exciting playwrights over 40, directed and performed by accomplished theater professionals. In our first two seasons, PSC produced twelve staged readings of significant works of artistic and social merit.  Many PSC participants are members of the Actors Studio.

Our mission is to create a forum for innovative contemporary theater that explores what it means to be alive today in a world so full of contradictions and at the same time so full of promise.

PSC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theater company incorporated in the State of New York. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of our past stage readings

 

 
 
 
 
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Benno Haenel

Artistic Director and Founder

Benno Haenel is Producing Artistic Director of Prism Stage Company which he founded with Judith Estrine in 2011. 

He directed Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken at the Pearl Theater in New York City and has directed modern classics, new plays and musicals in New York, in regional theaters across the country and in Europe. 

He has been Artistic Director of the award-winning Spectrum Theatre in NYC and the Southwest Theater Workshop in Austin. He worked on two Broadway-bound productions after studying with Stella Adler. He has been a director at The Actors Studio since 1991.


JUdith Estrine

Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder

Judith Estrine is a playwright and Producing Artistic Director of Prism Stage Company, which she founded with Benno Haenel in 2011. Her play, Pinochle and Roses, was a finalist in the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and was produced at the Vital Theatre in New York City; She & He,took first-prize at the Nantucket Short Play Competition and was produced in regional theaters around the country.  It was subsequently filmed starring Anita Gillette in 2009, and shown at short play festivals nationally.  Ms. Estrine has studied at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Her most recent play, Inheritance, was performed in staged readings in New York City. 

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Nick Daly

Co-Producer

Nick is a third generation actor who was born and raised in NYC. His latest play was at the Theater for the New City and was called "Northbound." Nick joined Prism in 2016 and has quickly lent his skills to helping on the production end of the business as well. 

  

 

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Prism Stage Company

310 Lexington Avenue 

Suite 15F

New York, NY 10016

 

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