Mission Statement Theatre Within supports and furthers the role of the performing arts as a positive force through its Annual John Lennon Tribute, concerts, theater productions and workshops.
What We Believe The performing arts have a unique power to create community, encourage meaningful self-reflection and to inspire people to reach for a higher good.
The Annual John Lennon Tribute Our signature production since 1981 has been the Annual John Lennon Tribute in New York City, the only ongoing Lennon Tribute in the world supported by Yoko Ono. Each year’s Tribute brings together a stellar and diverse group of artists to celebrate John Lennon’s music, life and timeless message of peace, love and social activism. Notable performers have included Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, Judy Collins, Taj Mahal, David Bromberg, Joan Osborne, Aimee Mann, David Bromberg, Bettye LaVette and Cyndi Lauper.
Theater Productions For over 50 years, Theatre Within has produced new plays and dynamic solo work, from Why Is A Crooked Letter, featuring a young Al Pacino, to comedian Joe Raiola’s latest solo show, American Heretic. Among our countless productions are Primal Improvisations, Cracks In The Shadows (Stories Inspired By Dreams), Double Fantasies (Improvisations on Love, Sex & Intimacy) and Naked Stories, our experimental solo performance series.
Charity Benefits We periodically partner with other not-for-profits to produce shows that support humanitarian causes. Previous beneficiaries of Theatre Within productions include WhyHunger, The Playing For Change Foundation, The Food Bank of NYC, Share Our Strength, The Yorkville Common Pantry, The Henry Miller Library, Friends of the Shawangunks Land Conservancy and The Builders of the New World Community Service Program.
Workshops Theatre Within Workshops offer a dynamic method of artistic expression and project development. Theatre Within process is an integrative technique focusing on the breath, body awareness and opening the heart. Workshops provide emerging and established artists in all fields with a nurturing environment to share feelings, take creative risks, explore new material and receive constructive feedback.