Located in stunning northwest New Jersey, the “Garden” of the “Garden State,” Tri-State Actors Theater has reached an audience of thousands through the years. Founded in 1988 by Paul Meacham with a small grant from the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council/NJ State Council on the Arts, Tri-State Actors Theater began as a theater that specialized in training young performers and presenting plays for children and families.  Now a full-fledged regional professional theatre company,Tri-State’s accomplishments have been born out of its  staff and artists’ long experience, dedication to its mission, and constant attention to the details of craftsmanship, needs of its artists, and awareness of its place in the community of the tri-state region.

   Our audience development has reached out beyond  the borders of New Jersey into neighboring states through tours to small communities who ask us to bring live theater to their halls and auditoriums, through personal contacts beyond our stages, and through our local media. In addition, the Tri-State staff has developed critical contacts with challenged communities and potential patrons through our educational outreach and marketing. Surveys show that we have developed an audience who have attended our theater repeatedly during its twenty-five seasons, and that first-time patrons desire to return in subsequent seasons.  We will continue to reach out to the many communities in our region and invite you to share exciting main stage productions, new play readings, special events, theater classes and musch more with us!