Our Mission

Present Company is a family of artists and lunatics of and for the community. We are committed to creating accessible, vital, and immediate theater of the past, present, and future in unexpected ways, in unexpected places throughout Austin. Present Company aims to nurture the arts on a grassroots level through education, community activism, and sponsorship of up-and-coming talent. We strive to make moving theatrical art that broadens our hearts and minds and helps to sustain the cultural community of Austin that we are so grateful to be a part of.


Up Next: PICASSO AT THE  LAPIN AGILE  by Steve Martin!

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Welcome to Paris, 1904. Step inside the Bar Lapin Agile and experience the poignant and surreal meeting of two of the 20th century’s most fascinating minds, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.  Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall for this historic and fictitious occasion? You bet your Unified Field Theory you would. Now, what if this meeting was orchestrated by Steve Martin? Yes, Steve Martin the comedian.

The Lapin Agile will open it’s doors on January 29th, 2015 for 12 immersive presentations at The Museum of Human Achievement, where we will absurdly bend the space-time continuum and invite you to ponder the definition of creativity, the surreal nature of existence, and the meaning of life (no big whoop), while we challenge you to not pee your pants from sheer joy and laughter. Best of luck!

As if that wasn’t already enough, we will also attempt to cross-pollinate, diversify, and strengthen the bonds within Austin’s arts communities by featuring an exhibit of local painters, curated for the event.

We hope you’ll join us for a memorable evening, featuring some of Austin’s most talented artists and history’s most influential minds…

RSVP’s available soon.

Want to help Picasso succeed? Donate Now!



Join us for our sixthThe Tempest production at East Austin’s magical Rain Lily Farm! October 9th-November 1st, 2014. Present Company presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of love, magic, and one helluva hurricane! Seating begins at 6:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings…

RSVPs recommended HERE.

Get the low-down HERE.



Announcement! A Writing Contest for 5th-8th Graders!

Are you or do you know a talented young writer that would like to win cash and prizes and see his/her play read by professional actors? Our Hero’s Journey Writing Contest is taking submissions!!

Deadline is December 15th, 2014.

Get the low-down HERE.

Join our Tribe and Support the Arts!

We are only able to keep the lights on because of the kindness of strangers. Our sponsors and donors are the oil that keeps this machine running. If you are looking to support accessible art for the community of Austin, consider greasing our wheels…