keen (adj): ardent, avid, devoted, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, fierce, intense, passionate, spirited, wholehearted.

Keen Company creates theater that provokes identification, reflection and emotional connection. In intimate productions of plays and musicals, the company tells stories in which people strive to live with integrity. Through its educational arm, Keen develops and produces new plays for high school audiences, expanding the repertoire of plays available for young people and creating new generations that embrace theatre. Keen seeks to build a lasting community of artists and audiences who share a passion for theater that champions sincerity and speaks to life’s profound moments.

Meet Keen


Keen Company champions wholehearted storytelling about people striving to do their best. Keen has been honored with nine Drama Desk Nominations and two Drama Desk Awards, including a Special Award "for moving and enlightening audiences with plays that build upon our theatrical heritage.” Keen has also received two Drama League Nomination and two Obie Awards, as well as an Obi Grant. In 2014, Keen was honored to be one of only 12 organizations across th United States t receive the prestigious American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Grant. Most recently, from our 2015-2016 Season, Boy by Anna Ziegler was nominated for the John Gassner Awar for New American Play by the Outer Critics Circle.