“The dazzling shows of The Builders Association make just about every other theatre company look as if it’s from the Stone Age.”
—The New York Times
“A riveting exploration of the social, cultural, economic, intellectual and emotional magic carpet ride we are all on at this moment.”
—Chicago Sun-Times
“… a wonderfully unusual and unpredictable kind of theater.”
—Le Monde, France
“The Builders Association achieves wonders.”
—The Nation
“… a work of theatrical alchemy.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“… as visually stunning as it is illuminating.”
—New York Post
“Marianne Weems’ direction is highly sophisticated … truly a phenomenon.”
—The Times, London
“A blend of inquisitive compassion and technical sophistication. a moving, inventive production.”
—The New York Times

Coming October 2024


THE BUILDERS ASSOCIATION is an NYC-based, Obie Award–winning crossmedia performance company. We use the richness of new and old tools to extend the boundaries of theater, telling original stories that examine the impact of media on various cultures and communities.

Founded in 1994 by Marianne Weems, The Builders’ work is made by a core group of collaborators that includes Moe Angelos, Dan Dobson, James Gibbs, David Pence, Lawrence Shea, Austin Switser and Jennifer Tipton, in addition to hundreds of collaborators across creative disciplines.



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The Builders are in final development for ATLAS DRUGGED (Tools for Tomorrow).
Target Margin Theater’s Doxsee in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
July 15-August 11

The Builders Association set to premiere ATLAS DRUGGED (Tools for Tomorrow) at NYU Skirball
October 25–27, 2024


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The Builders Association

The Builders Association’s work is made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The New York Community Trust, the Curtis McGraw Foundation, the Good Works Foundation, the Onassis Foundation, the Board of Directors of The Builders Association, and the generosity of many individual donors.

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