About The Exchange


The Exchange is a New York City-based producer and developer of theater. The Exchange’s mission is to create the classics of the future and to provide audiences and the industry as a whole the tools necessary to push the theatrical form forward. 

The Exchange both produces plays and runs the Orchard Project, a retreat where artists work collaboratively to develop new work. 

The work of the Exchange is generously supported through the donations of visionary individuals and organizations. Major support comes from the New York State Council for the Arts and The Dramatists Guild Foundation.

(The Exchange is a nonprofit theater company formerly known as the Jean Cocteau Repertory, which was founded in 1971.)