Our History

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.

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 2012. 

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2011-2018


2001-2010


1991-2000


Full List of Productions

  • 2018-2019 Frankenstein / A Midsummer Night's Dream - National Tour
  • 2017-2018 Sense and Sensibility / Hamlet - National Tour.
  • 2017 Our Trojan War - BAM Fisher Theater, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016-2017 Murder On The Nile / Much Ado About Nothing / Our Trojan War - National Tour.
  • 2016  Romeo and Juliet / The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/ Philoctetes - GK Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015-2016 Romeo and Juliet / The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - National Tour
  • 2014-2015 The Tempest / Wuthering Heights - National Tour
  • 2014  A Female Philoctetes  - Brooklyn Academy of Music Fisher's Hillman Studio, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013-2014 Twelfth Night / Fahrenheit 451 - National Tour
  • 2012-2013 Herakles  - Bovard Auditorium, LA, The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, Greece and Festival of the Aegean, Syros, Greece, Brooklyn Academy of Music Fisher, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012-2013 Taming of the Shrew / Cyrano de Bergerac - National Tour
  • 2012  Macbeth - Gym at Judson, NYC
  • 2011-2012 Macbeth / The Importance of Being Earnest - National Tour
  • 2011  A Midsummer Night's Dream / Six Characters in Search of an Author - NYU Skirball Center, NYC
  • 2010-2011 A Midsummer Night's Dream / Six Characters in Search of an Author - National Tour
  • 2010  As You Like It / An Enemy of the People  - NYU Skirball Center, NYC
  • 2009-2010 As You Like It / An Enemy of the People - National Tour
  • 2009 The Iliad: Book One - Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC, Festival of the Aegean, Syros, Greece
  • 2008-2009 The Iliad: Book One / The Comedy of Errors  - National Tour
  • 2008 Catch-22 - Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC
  • 2007-2008 Julius Caesar / Catch-22  - National Tour
  • 2007 The Iliad (Reading) - Columbia University and Classic Stage Company, NYC
  • 2007 Prometheus Bound - Classic Stage Company, NYC
  • 2006-2007 Romeo & Juliet / Canterbury Tales  - National Tour
  • 2006 Much Ado About Nothing - La Jolla Playhouse, CA
  • 2005-2006 Hamlet / The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - National Tour
  • 2005  Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration) - The White House
  • 2005 The Comedy of Errors - LA Shakespeare Festival, CA
  • 2005 A Very Naughty Greek Play / Twelfth Night / The Invisible Man - Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC
  • 2004-2005 Twelfth Night / The Invisible Man - National Tour
  • 2004  Othello / The Comedy of Errors / The Man Who Would Be King / Oedipus at Colonus - Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC
  • 2004 Agamemnon (with Olympia Dukakis) - Purchase College and Gerald W. Lynch Theater, NYC
  • 2003-2004 Othello / The Man Who Would Be King - National Tour
  • 2003 The Importance of Being Earnest - Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC
  • 2003  The Comedy of Errors - La Jolla Playhouse, CA
  • 2003  A Midsummer Night's Dream  - The New Victory Theater, NYC
  • 2002-2003 A Midsummer Night's Dream / The Importance of Being Earnest - National Tour
  • 2002 The Comedy of Errors - Clurman Theatre and East 13th Street Theater, NYC
  • 2001-2002 The Tempest / Wrath of Achilles National Tour
  • 2001 Much Ado About Nothing - Manhattan Ensemble Theater and 45 Bleeker, NYC
  • 2000-2001 Much Ado About Nothing /  Cyrano de Bergerac - National Tour
  • 2000  Julius Caesar / Cyrano de Bergerac - Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center, NYC
  • 2000  The Comedy of Errors / The Iliad: Book One - Hemmerdinger Hall, NYC
  • 2000 Julius Caesar - Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC and Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center
  • 1999-2000 King Lear / The Iliad: Book One - Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center, NYC, National Tour
  • 1998-1999 The Comedy of Errors / The Odyssey - National Tour
  • 1997-1998 Julius Caesar / Birds - National Tour
  • 1997  Birds - Pleasance Theatre, London
  • 1996  Macbeth National Tour
  • 1994-1995 Wasps - The Place Theatre, London
  • 1994-1995 Coriolanus - The Place Theatre, London, National Tour
  • 1993  Villian - Hens and Chickens Theatre, Islington, London
  • 1992  Ajax - Bridge Lane Theatre, London and U.S.A National Tour and Canada
  • 1991  Agamemnon - Bridge Lane Theatre, London and U.S.A National Tour and Canada