What We Do

Theater Series

Since our establishment as an independent entity in 1973, McCarter’s renown as a preeminent regional theater has grown. For over 25 years, Emily Mann’s leadership as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright has brought McCarter consistent recognition including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

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Presented Series

The Presented Series offers an innovative mix of performances and cultural attractions that entertain audiences throughout central New Jersey. Led and programmed by William W. Lockwood, Jr. since his days as a Princeton University student some five decades ago, the Presented Series has become a touchstone of arts and cultural literacy.

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McCarter LAB

McCarter’s LAB is a creative incubator for developing work and collaborating theater artists. The LAB provides key support to writers at all stages of their careers and cultivates meaningful artistic relationships and original work for our main stages and future co-productions.

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Education and Engagement

McCarter’s educational programs include after school, in-school, student matinee, creative aging, community partnerships, and audience engagement programs. With a dual emphasis on artistry and social-emotional skills, McCarter is deeply invested in the ways that theater education can enrich personal growth.

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