Established in 1999, the Boomerang Theatre Company is dedicated to producing big, distinctive plays: new, classic and neglected plays. These efforts are brash, swaggering plays of big theatrical questions, a love of language and rooted in our common humanity. We annually present these projects as both outdoor productions and indoors rotating repertory seasons.
These plays are produced with a “swing for the fences” mentality, which allows Boomerang to push beyond the perceived limitations for an Off-Off Broadway/Indie Theatre company. Our goal is to establish a sustained dialogue with our audience around large dramatic questions, using humor to make us think and drama to laugh at our own frailty.
The Boomerang Theatre Company has been successfully delivering critically acclaimed work in New York City for over two decades. Boomerang is a strategic leader in the field of Indie Theater, bringing together creative artists and audiences to tell compelling stories and take artistic risks. We take pride in creating world-class work that reflects the concerns, hopes and dreams of the community. Boomerang is committed to putting bold new work on stage, using a combination of dynamic new voices and re-examined classics. Our seasons have included rotating repertory, world premiere plays, new musicals, play readings and music/theater mash-up events. The company’s goal is to give the spotlight to a diverse group of creators. Seasons are artist-centric, reflecting the passions of the creative contributor as well as the always-changing cultural moment.
Boomerang occupies a unique space in the theatrical ecosystem of New York City. We are a creative home, allowing collaborators to take risks and make satisfying work. To accomplish this, Boomerang has become an Institutional Off-Off Broadway company, producing multiple ongoing projects such as Free Shakespeare outdoors, The First Flight New Play Festival, Rock-n-Roles, and the newly minted Baton Project. These projects perform in intimate spaces, and cultivate audiences that yearn for performance that is dynamic and bold. Fiercely independent and fueled by our sustained excellence, Boomerang is one of the standard bearers for the Indie Theatre community.
Boomerang’s recent work includes an award-winning and critically acclaimed revival of Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, the premiere of the new musical LOVELESS TEXAS by Henry Aronson and Cailin Heffernan, the world premier of Lauren Ferebee’s THE RECKLESS SEASON, the premiere of Johnna Adams’ LICKSPITTLES, BUTTONHOLERS AND DAMNED PERNICIOUS GO-BETWEENS. Additionally, Boomerang has recently produced revivals of Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (in partnership with Bryant Park Shakespeare), A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM and CYMBELINE.
Currently Boomerang is celebrating its 23rd year in 2020 with a streaming version of our annual First Flight New Play
Festival, a streaming edition of our music and theatre hybrid event Rock-n-Roles, and a new artist driven reading series call The Baton Project.
Boomerang Theatre Company is Artistic Director Tim Errickson, Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan and Producer Danielle Demisay.f