May 2021

Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom

Written and Directed by award winning actor, writer and director, Christine Toy Johnson, Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom tells the story of a Teaneck-born Asian American actress who poses as an exotic Hong Kong movie star so she can get her shot at Broadway. This piece was the winner of Abingdon Theatre Company’s inaugural Festival of Short Plays, a two week virtual festival took place in the fall, shedding light on stories by people of color.

Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom Watch Party and Talkback

Written and Directed by Christine Toy Johnson
Moderated by Reggie Lee
May 25th, 7pm ET
December 2020

Estella Scrooge

Estella Scrooge is a new musical event for the whole family. It follows Estella, a modern-day Wall Street tycoon with a penchant for foreclosing. A hotelier in her hometown of Pickwick, Ohio has defaulted on his mortgage and Estella fancies the idea of lowering the boom personally. Arriving at Harthouse on Christmas Eve, Estella discovers that the defaulting party is her childhood friend Pip Nickley. A good and generous soul, Pip has transformed the property into a refuge for the sick, dispossessed and homeless. A freak snowstorm forces Estella to take refuge. That night, just as it happened to her ancestor Ebenezer, she is haunted by three visitations…and oh, what uninvited houseguests they are!


Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Abingdon co-produced the online revival of the celebrated series of songs and monologues Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, starring an array of Broadway, television and film favorites! This is set to stream on World AIDS Day – Tuesday, December 1. The virtual production, featuring 50 performers, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a celebration of the lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score.

November 2020

ATC Radio

Introducing ATC Radio! We are so excited to be bringing something brand new to Abingdon. We know that people are really missing going to live theatre so we are constantly thinking of new ways to bring theatre to you. You can’t see theatre at the moment but with ATC Radio, you can hear it! ATC Radio will bring you wonderful productions that have been recorded and turned into radio plays so you can listen to great theatre anywhere! We are also delighted to be able to provide this to our patrons free of charge!


October 2020

Virtual Festival Of Short Plays

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its mission in creating opportunities for all voices to be heard. With this in mind, the company will produce a Fall Festival of Short Plays, a two-week virtual festival shedding light on stories by people of color. A diverse panel of judges, theatre professionals who are Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), will select 6 new short pieces created and performed by people of color. At the conclusion of the Festival, the panel will select a winner who will receive a stipend to be used to support further exploration of their piece and will be invited to become an “Artist-in-Residence.” The Abingdon Theatre Company has committed to producing the winning piece as part of their “Around the Table” free reading series. Through the outreach, online readings, and finally the staged reading of the winning piece, the hope is to engage around 1,500 people of color and to create a more diverse environment at the Abingdon

MAY 2020


Through our #IWILL campaign we want to bring our patrons, colleagues, friends and family together, in hope for the future. We will be sharing ‘I Will’ statements from performers, writers, producers and many more creatives in our ongoing mission to inspire all artists and prove once and for all that NYC is not dead.