About The Exchange


The Exchange is a leading American institution committed to the to creation of bold new work by the most innovative artists from the US and around the world. Committed to providing neccesary support to theater makers and other artists at the forefront of their form, the organization's pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed through its work at the Orchard Project, its summer accelerator, which has propelled over 100 ideas to production in eight years.

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.)