About SBT

The Shadow Box Theater

Starting its fifth decade, The Shadow Box Theatre's (SBT) multi-ethnic troupe and their musical multi-media puppet plays have brought love, laughter, joy and affirmation to over two million children.

Today, SBT is recognized as one of New York City's major arts resources. It is an award-winning non-profit repertory company dedicated to providing relevant, top-quality children's entertainment, theatre arts workshops, and childrens books and audio and DVD's.

The Shadow Box Theatre, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, is funded, in part, for the 2013-14 season, by A.R.T./New York; The Fund for the City of New York, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York City Council Members Gale A. Brewer, Margaret Chin, and Letitia James; Materials for the Arts (NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs/NYC Dept. of Sanitation/NYC Bd. of Ed.); The Doris & Peter Rosenblum Memorial Fund; and individual donors.

Mission Statement:

"Our programs encourage creativity, and multi-cultural sharing"

The Shadow Box Theatre's mission is to touch the minds and hearts of children through shadow and three dimensional puppet based theatre arts. Our programs encourage creativity, and multi cultural sharing, they celebrate diversity, teach humanistic values such as how to deal with bullying and respecting individual differences, peaceful solutions, and appreciation of our earth. This is accomplished through an integrated program of performances given in our space and brought to your space, creative theatre arts workshops for children, teachers and parents, and Read-Aloud Picture Books with companion Read-Along/Move-Along audio as well as CD’s and DVDs based on our musical puppet productions.