Beginning

Founded by Peter in Meineck in 1991, Aquila Theatre Company's first production in the United States was a touring productions of Aeschylus's Agamemnon.  It then ran for four weeks at the Bridge Lane Theatre in London.  The company went on to build up an extensive international touring circuit. Aquila moved to New York City in 1999, becoming an established part of the New York theater scene with its first production of Iliad: Book One at the Clark Studio at Lincoln Center, followed by long running Off-Broadway productions of The Comedy of Errors and Much Ado About Nothing.

 

Present

Aquila is now one of the foremost producers of touring classical theater in the United States with an international reach, visiting 50 - 60 American cities per year and traveling abroad with a program of two plays, workshops and educational programming.  The company  is regularly funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Councils for the Arts and Humanities, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and has performed at the White House on two separate occasions. Aquila has also received a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its innovative applied theater public programming. Aquila has been under the Artistic Directorship of Desiree Sanchez since 2011. 

PRODUCTION HISTOry

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