Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

The mission of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is to present diverse, challenging and provocative plays that might not otherwise be produced and to foster the future voices of the American theater.  Unique in its dedication, Rattlestick guarantees a second production to any playwright they take on, regardless of the reception of the first. Rattlestick is a multi-award-winning organization which has produced over ninety world premieres in the past 21 seasons. 


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Usher Program
THE PROGRAM: Love theater?  Want to see new works by emerging playwrights? Be a part of the Rattlestick Usher Program.  This is a unique opportunity for ANYONE to see FREE shows at the theater. If you are interested, please e-mail ushers@rattlestick.org with the subject “USHER” and we will add you to our usher e-mail list.  Please include your name and e-mail address you wish to be contacted through in the body of your e-mail. In order to usher, you must be able to:
– Fold and hand out programs
– Stand for at least an hour
– Assist patrons to their seats
– Provide the BEST customer service in NYC!


Rattlestick’s internship program offers additional opportunities for students to get valuable hands-on experience working for a theater company. Rattlestick offers three internship programs per year: Fall, Spring and Summer. Responsibilities include adminstrative tasks in marketing and promotion, website maintenance, graphic design, development research, grant writing, facilities maintenance, database management, financial planning and processing. Interested students should email Victor Cervantes at vcervantes@rattlestick.org with a cover letter and an adminstrative resume.


The Muse Scholars at Hunter work with Middle Voice at Rattlestick, the apprentice company of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Teaching artists from the company lead playwriting workshops with students.