Photography by Peter James Zielinski
Founded in 1976, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state’s largest non-profit professional theatre company.
A member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT D), The Rep has
produced more than 300 productions including 40 world premieres on its
377-seat MainStage in its
historic building in downtown Little Rock.
John Miller-Stephany, Producing Artistic Director, leads a resident staff of
designers, technicians and administrators in the creation of six to eight productions for an annual audience in excess of 70,000 for MainStage
productions and educational programming. The Rep employs guest
artists from across the country to produce works, created, rehearsed
and built in downtown Little Rock, ranging from contemporary comedies
and dramas to world premieres to the classics of dramatic literature.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of
theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on
dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep
entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all
ages and backgrounds.