This season Keen will present two uplifting stories about the big impact of small actions.

This fall we will produce our next revival of an intimate musical: Adam Gwon’s ORDINARY DAYS beautifully depicts how one person can influence complete strangers. I’ve been a fan of Adam’s work for years and am so excited to work with him on bringing this beloved musical to life in a brand new production with new orchestrations.

In the spring we will present the New York premiere of a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person. Chisa is a rare writer whose speaks to our complicated times today with a full heart and a singular voice. I am thrilled to welcome her into the Keen family.

In addition to these two beautiful stories, we’ll present our 13th Annual Keen Teens Festival of New Work and readings as part of our Keen Playwrights Lab.

I hope you’ll join us for a season of stories about the decisive moments that change us!


Jonathan Silverstein,
Artistic Director

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Keen on New Work Reading Series

The Keen Playwrights Lab, now in its 5th Year, features mid-career playwrights KIA CORTHRONRINNE GROFF, and EDWIN SÀNCHEZ. Under the leadership of our Director of New Work, writers spend January through December working on new plays inspired by Keen's mission. Developmental readings, open to industry and the public, will take place in December 2018.

19th Annual Benefit Gala
MAY 6th, 2019

Save the date! Time to celebrate with Keen Company, during an evening of extraordinary performances, musical entertainment, and backstage stories!

The 2019 Keen Teens Festival of New Work
May 17th – 19th, 2019

Keen Teens, now in its 13th Year, is an educational outreach program providing free mentorship to teens and raising the quality of plays written for high school students by commissioning work from professional playwrights. Join us for a week-long presentation of three new one-act plays staring teens from all five boroughs!