"All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts..."

As You Like It
, Act ii Sc. VII

William Shakespeare


Chairs: Marguerite Yaghjian and Linda Selman

Est: 1898


To foster the appreciation of the Theatre Arts by showcasing the work of actors, playwrights, and directors. To bring high quality traditional works and new pieces before the membership and the public which may range from play readings to full staged productions.


Brief written proposals may be submitted to the Theatre Arts Committee for consideration. Proposals and scripts may be submitted at the front desk of The National Arts Club. Additional inquiries may be emailed to
Guidelines for submitting a proposal:
When submitting a written proposal to the Theatre Arts Committee please indicate the type of performance you wish to present - play reading, staged reading, full production, musical, theatrical panel, interview, discussion, lecture, etc.  State also how your production would be of interest to, and further the mission of The National Arts Club and the Theatre Arts Committee.

1. Name of play and playwright - reviews, credits, awards, other works, etc.
2. Copy of script/ detailed play synopsis /description
3. Number of actors (names if cast), director, technical support
4. Equipment required
5. Projected expenses  
6. Your contact information

Upcoming Productions

Once in a Lifetime by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Monday, Ocober 20, 8:00 PM

Here’s your chance to see the play that inspired Moss Hart’s staged biography, Act One - last season’s hit at Lincoln Center.

   Once in a Lifetime is one of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s great comedies. It is a biting satire of the motion picture business rocked by the arrival of the “talkies.” Vaudeville troupers, Jerry, Mae, and George, concoct a plan for salvaging their careers by opening a “school of elocution.” None of them knows a thing about vocal technique or speech therapy; nevertheless, in the insanity of their surroundings, they’re quickly hailed as wonder-workers who nearly drive the studio into bankruptcy.  This wild romp spoofs the absurdities of Hollywood in its early days.  

Download the event flyer here.

Photos from our most recent productions

What Would Nora Say? Monday, June 16, 2014 (photo by Bruce Allan)

The Winter's Tale Monday, May 20, 2014 (photo by Bruce Allan)

Sister Girl  Monday, March 24, 2014 (photo by Bruce Allan)

Shakespeare in the Dark by Mary Jane Schaefer. Monday, September 16, 2013

Dorothy Parker. Monday, October 21, 2013

Sachi Parker in Lucky Me
. Monday, November 18, 2013

Leaving Evelyn: a new play by Kathy Kafer. Monday, December 16, 2013

Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director by Jack O'Brien. Monday, January 13, 2014

Note: The National Arts Club is a 501c3 organization and does not compensate performers.