Our Mission

The Fulcrum is an Obie Award-winning company that supports and launches New York based playwrights-of-color.

We believe that playwrights benefit when they control the means of their own artistic production. And we believe theater should reflect the demographics of the city in which we live. As such we create a space for playwrights-of-color to develop new work on their own terms, we foster solidarity and community between those playwrights by turning them into collaborators, we place our playwrights at the center of the company’s decision-making process and we produce new plays in top-notch productions.

The end results are plays that are aesthetically bolder, theater that is demographically more inclusive, and community that has been strengthened. We are making both an aesthetic and a civic intervention.