Jeff Burroughs officially founded 9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC), one of New York City’s first eco-theaters, in December of 2007 at 9:30AM. He sprung into action and began development of his vision for the company; combining his passion for the environment with art. As one of the country’s first eco-theaters, 9TTC offers a platform for the expression of raw and vibrant talent while showcasing the intersection of environmental and artistic ideas, projects, and causes.
Our development began six years ago as a company of multi-disciplinary artists attending the prestigious University of North Carolina School for the Arts. Since then, we have artistically united one hundred and twenty alumni and around five hundred supporters within its community. Alumni of other well respected training institutions including NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Parsons, Sarah Lawrence, and others have quickly joined our cause. We are lucky enough to have the guidance of some of the nation’s most innovative and celebrated artists including playwright Craig Lucas, who serves on our Advisory Board, along with Anthony Rapp, who starred in the original production of the legendary musical Rent, and Parker Russell Productions, which has produced many Off-Broadway shows (including the smash hit A Diva Christmas)
We are committed to advancing environmental causes, alongside industry leaders in sustainability, and green architecture and design. We have initiated productive dialogue with several firms and individuals, who inform the trajectory of our growth, and create opportunities for green initiatives that make a direct and immediate impact on our community.
9Thirty Theatre Company's mission is to cultivate creativity and artists as we work towards viable solutions for a sustainable future.
We are committed to fostering groundbreaking art, reaching a broad audience that reflects New York City’s diverse population. We provide creative and eco-friendly programs and performances that stimulate community action and awareness.
Our vision is to become New York City’s premier environmental-cultural Institution by providing unparalleled artistic eco-experiences, and programs that nurture emerging artists and our environment.