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. 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.


Keen has been honored with eleven 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 Nominations and one Obie Award, as well as an Obie Grant, as well as The American Theater Wing’s National Theater Company Grant. Four of Keen Company's productions have transferred to other theaters in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and even Ireland. Three of Keen Company's productions have been immortalized as part of the New York Public Library for Performing Arts' Theatre on Film Archive.BOY by Anna Zeigler, which Keen premiered in our 2016-2017 Season, was nominated for the Outer Critic's Circle John Gassner Award for new American play. Keen Company's TICK, TICK...BOOM! by Jonathan Larson from the 2016-2017 Season was nominated for the Drama Desk Awards' Outstanding Revival of a Musical.