Upstart Creatures is a diverse company of extraordinary artists that welcomes our audiences to (meta)physical feasts.

Free for all, our events nurture and nourish a sense of community, feeding body and soul by combining theatre with a mouth-watering menu prepared and served by the artists themselves; a guaranteed once-in-a-lifetime experience made possible by the generosity of our donors and participating artists.  


Come to get fed... stay to get nourished.

                      …a place of bliss

In the Purlieues of Heav'n, and therein placed

A race of Upstart Creatures

Paradise Lost, Book 2, Lines 832-4

The Upstart Creatures are: Suzanne Agins & Michael Barakiva (Artistic Directors), Stephen Bel Davies, Paul Bernardo, Ariel Neema Blake, Carla Briscoe, Aren Carpenter, Suzanne Chesney, Gisela Chípe, Curzon Dobell, Autumn Dornfeld, Emilee Dupré, Hillel Friedman (Company Manager), Callan Gies, Erick Gonzalez, Adam Grosswirth (Managing Director), Carol Halstead, Brough Hansen, Patrick Harnett-Marshall, Logan Kovach, David Larsen, Linda Larson, Abby Royle, Roya Shanks, Eugenio Vargas, Alison Walls, Jay Yriberry, Gabra Zackman (Community Partnerships Director).

PO Box 631

Midtown Station

New York, NY 10018