EPIC Players

Todays Date: 06/09/23
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EPIC Players—which stands for empower, perform, include, and create—is a nonprofit, neuro-diverse theatre company in New York City founded in 2016 to provide opportunities for performers with developmental disabilities to represent themselves on stage and screen. EPIC seeks to use the performing arts as a vehicle to empower neuro-divergent artists through professional opportunities and supportive social communities.

Through neuro-inclusive mainstage productions, musical cabarets, original showcases, skills-based classes and career resources, EPIC breaks down social stigmas surrounding neuro-diverse communities, increasing employment opportunities and pioneering inclusion in the arts.

EPIC Players has performed their bi-annual, neuro-inclusive cabaret to sold-out audiences at Lincoln Center and at Joe’s Pub at The Public. They were honored to ring the opening bell at The New York Stock Exchange in April 2018 and speak at The United Nations on autism and the arts.

Learn more at www.epicplayersnyc.org.

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Almost, Maine  | Open: 12/01/21 Close: 12/12/21
EPIC Players, New York’s leading neuro-diverse theatre company presents, Almost, Maine, a delightful romantic-comedy by John Cariani about hope, love and connection. Set in a remote, mythical town, this midwinter night’s dream is sure to captivate audiences as they follow residents of Almost, who find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. 

The show will take place at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theater at A.R.T./NY and run from Wednesday, December 1st  through Sunday, December 12th, with a talk back immediately following the preview performance on December 1st. Please note, the December 1st performance is a PREVIEW for invited guests and press only and is NOT available for public purchase.

Tickets start at $25 for general admission. VIP Reserved seating is $55 and includes a special gift. December 1st performance is a PREVIEW for invited guests and press only and is NOT available for public purchase.The Opening Night performance on Thursday, December 2nd is a fundraiser and all tickets are $65, and include a cocktail reception prior to and after the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the on-site box office, which will be open for one hour prior to each performance, however online reservations are highly encouraged as ticket availability is limited. For more information please visit: https://www.epicplayersnyc.org/mainstage/almost-maine

For group sales inquiries email: info@epicplayersnyc.org

All audience members are required to show proof of vaccination to attend the in-person performance and must wear a mask at all times.

EPIC is an inclusive theater company and welcomes all theater patrons to enjoy our productions. In order to make our shows more accessible to individuals with disabilities and members of the neurodiverse community and their families, we offer the following accommodations, services and policies:

  • ADA Seating: Wheelchair and companion seating is reserved for the exclusive use of patrons with disabilities and their guests who require the features of the seat. The accessible seat locations offer wheelchair accommodation for guests who need to remain in their wheelchairs or who would like to transfer, have no steps for guests with mobility disabilities, and are easy to access from the theater entrance.

  • Assisted Listening Devices will be provided for patrons who request.

  • Sensory guides, noise canceling headphones, quiet zones, and touch tours provided for any patron who would benefit from these services.

  • A relaxed atmosphere will be adopted at all performances to allow patrons with developmental disabilities to talk and vocalize as they wish, as well as leave and re-enter the seating area as needed.

For more information on the A.R.T./New York Theatres including directions and accessibility information, please visit www.art-newyork.org/your-visit.

This production of Almost, Maine is made possible in part with the support of The Howard Gillman Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, A.R.T./New York, The Andrew Mellon Foundation, The Annabelle Foundation, and The Hoffman Charitable Trust.