The Movement Theatre Company [TMTC] is dedicated to developing new works by artists of color and  producing work that highlights both the collective and diverse human experience.




In the spring of 2007, 15 artists of color gathered at a coffee shop in New York City. They were trained actors, writers, directors and designers fresh out of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, hungry to practice their craft, share the stories of their communities and cultures but no home existed. Rather than wait for opportunities they decided to create their own; and so The Movement Theatre Company was formed.  ​


The Movement creates an artistic social movement by developing and producing new work by artists of color. Our work engages audiences in a rich theatrical dialogue, enlightens communities to the important issues affecting our world, and empowers artists celebrate the many sides of their unique voice. 


The Movement aims to present honest and multifaceted representations of people of color,  establish a creatively nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment for  our  artistic collaborators, and connect the work of artists of color with a broad and diverse audience by fostering and maintaining a strong relationship with a multicultural community. Through our programming we cultivate a vision that puts diversity at the forefront and embraces dialogue as a means of community building. Under the current leadership of David Mendizábal, Deadria Harrington, Eric Lockley, and Taylor Reynolds, who serve as the Producing Artistic Leadership Team, The Movement focuses on four series that form the core of our programming and highlight the company’s mission: the Ladder Series, GO GREEN, TMTC Harlem Nights, and the Elevator Reading Series. ​

Our work is challenging and innovative in approach; we believe we are not here just to entertain, but also to empower. The Movement is unique among the New York theatre industry because we merge artist and community development through careful execution and collaboration within theptown area. The Harlem community is often a neglected segment of the theater-going public and The Movement is committed to changing that. As an emerging multicultural organization, Harlem has become our artistic home and we seek to become a cultural staple of the community. We are innovative in our approach, dynamic in our performance, and in action, unforgettable: Let us MOVE you! ​

Founding Members

Ashley Noel Jones, Carlton Byrd, Chanel Carroll, Christiamilda Correa, Daren Taylor, Eric Lockley, Geri-Nikole Love, Jade Jackson, Jonathan McCrory, Kamisha McLean, Kimberly Young, Rachel Williams, Samantha Wright, Syhaya A. Smith, Xosha K. Roquemore