Ragtag Theatre Company


"As much for the parents as it is for the kids!" -Douglas Carter Beane

WINNER for Best Performing Arts Company in Downtown Manhattan for The KidsPass Parent’s Choice Award 2016

Ragtag Theatre Company is a LGBTQ-friendly Commedia dell'Arte troupe dedicated to creating fresh, modern family theater.

 We do fairytales. But not yo mama's fairytales. We do fractured fairytales that spoof and riff off of pop culture... (much like Animaniacs or Shrek), and we do it all in the style of Commedia dell’Arte, which is an early style of Italian street theatre that incorporates big funny characters, improvisation, and direct audience involvement all in one. Our shows are audience interactive and the kids are integrated into every performance, making them feel uniquely important in this theatrical experience. Ultimately, our goal is the make you laugh and we hope to empower and inspire all youngins and grown folk alike to embrace what makes them different. 

 the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway at 76th Street, New York, NY 10024