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 Nomination and two Obie Awards, as well as an Obie Grant. In 2014, Keen was honored to be one of only 12 organizations across the United States t receive the prestigious American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Grant. In our 2015-2016 Season, Boy by Anna Ziegler was nominated for the John Gassner Award for New American Play by the Outer Critics Circle.