the audience is the hero. We are their trusty sidekick.

Since 2011, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company has captivated audiences with a unique brand of small batch theater in New York City and beyond.

Based in New York City, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company creates bold, original productions for young people and their families. Rooted firmly in the belief that kids deserve theater that ignites their imaginations and makes them think about the world in a new way, the company creates work that is multidisciplinary, and its ensemble of collaborators includes artists trained in physical theater, puppetry, music, dance, animation and video projection. Hailed by The New York Times for “blur[ring] the boundaries between the imagined and the real,” Trusty Sidekick often creates performances in unconventional spaces, including a settlement house in the Lower East Side, an island in New York Harbor, and a Revolutionary War-era battleground. Experimenting with new and exciting ways for audiences of all ages to interact with live performance, Trusty Sidekick redefines the theatrical experience for a new generation


Trusty Sidekick’s innovative model for developing new work engages the target audience — the kids themselves — in the creation process of theater designed especially for them and their families. Beginning with a “spark question” that activates the imaginations of both the kids and Trusty Sidekick artists, we develop our shows through a series of workshops that generate inspiration through artistic collaboration with young people. Check out our video to learn more about the development process for some of our more recent discoveries.



Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York, NY

Friends of The Highline
New York, NY

Classic Stage Company
New York, NY

Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement
New York, NY

Governors Island
New York, NY

The Performance Project @ University Settlement
New York, NY

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC

Cleveland PlayhouseSquare
Cleveland, OH

The Old Stone House
Brooklyn, NY

The New Victory Theater
New York, NY

La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla, CA

Park Avenue Armory
New York, NY

Seattle Children’s Theatre
Seattle, WA