About ALGONQUIN ARTS
A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation
Algonquin Arts, a nonprofit corporation, was founded in 1992 to provide cultural enrichment for residents of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. This mission is accomplished by presenting a wide range of arts programming, including dramatic and musical theatre, dance, musical concerts and film representing a diversity of style and cultural influence, film and mixed media presentations.
These presentations are offered to the public in the setting of the 540-seat Algonquin Arts Theatre located in Manasquan, New Jersey, which reopened to the public in 1994 following an extensive renovation.
Since the founding of Algonquin Arts and the reopening of The Algonquin Arts Theatre, over 500,000 Shore residents have experienced a broad spectrum of the performing, visual and media arts without paying high fees or enduring lengthy travel. Area residents have gained access to a list of renowned touring and professional theatre companies including, among others: The Moscow Classical Ballet, The Actor's Studio of New York, Midori, The David Dorfman Dance Company, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, TheatreWorksUSA and Two River Theatre Company. Algonquin Arts has also hosted acclaimed local performance companies including the Dunbar Repertory Company and the Westfield Young Artists' Cooperative Theatre (WYACT).
In addition of offering unique cultural experiences for adults through its EVENINGS SERIES and its ORCHESTRA SERIES with The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, Algonquin Arts strives to enhance the educational experiences of area students. The diverse performances and artist-lead workshops offered as part of the annual EDUCATION SERIES are designed to assist educators in meeting New Jersey's core curriculum standards. The expanding STAGEONE program, offered as a free or reduced-fee monthly music series, presents a forum for the finest musicians to present an arts-education performance for an audience uniquely combining school-age children and senior citizens.