Founded in New York City in 2009 by fervent group of young actors, Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre is dedicated to bringing exciting new works to the Atlanta stage. Named after a a term coined by legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, who inspired artists to work truthfully, the company nudges the Atlanta theater scene with its youthful enthusiasm and has carved out a niche for edgy fare. Since their arrival to Atlanta in 2010, Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre has set a high standard in delivering impassioned productions of sharp, trendy scripts such as Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero" and Stephen Belber's "Tape."
Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre's inaugural Atlanta production, "Reasons To Be Pretty" by Neil LaBute, opened in 2010 on the Hertz Stage at the Woodruff Arts Center, and was followed by the Atlanta Premiere of "Lobby Hero" by Kenneth Lonergan at 14th Street Playhouse. Both productions were met with praise from audiences and critics alike.
The 2011 Season began with "Autobahn" by Neil LaBute, and continued on with "Tape" by Stephen Belber, then "Body Awareness" by Annie Baker, "Bachelorette" Leslye Headland, and "The Issues Project". All productions were performed at 7 Stages Backtage in Little Five Points.
To advance the vitality and diversity of American theatre by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships, and offering patrons the gift of enagaging storytelling that meets them where they are today. Pinch 'n’ Ouch Theatre preserves an ethic of mutual respect for collaborative works that are derived from a sense of truth.
"Pinch ‘N’ Ouch continues to grow as perhaps Atlanta’s finest 'Off Broadway' company." -Atlanta Intown Paper
"...a small but mighty company that gives Atlanta some of its best contemporary theater." -ArtsAtl
"Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre continues to succeed in its goal to bring fresh and exciting new works to Atlanta." -Atlanta Theatre Fans
"Best Rising Theatre Company, 2011” -Creative Loafing
"The Hippest Theatre Company in Atlanta." -The Backstage Beat
"Top 20 People, Places, and Things to Watch on Atlanta's Arts Scene." -Atlantan Magazine