Welcome to Esperance Theater Company


Our Mission

At Esperance Theater Company we strive to lift away the fourth wall to reveal lean, actor-focused, ensemble-driven projects that are rooted in intimate storytelling.  Through new and classic plays, our theater will search for what is universal by focusing on what is most essential.  We believe in the vitality of diverse voices, and are committed to a company and audience that reflects this diversity.  Our audience will be our accomplice, together reaching in esperance for the magic that can occur when we inspire our collective capacity and actively imagine together.

Breitwisch Farm

by: Jeremy J. Kamps

Unprotected legal status of immigrants. Football players turned activists. Environmental destruction and the rise of the alt right in political power. But this isn’t Trump’s 2018, but a small organic farm in rural Wisconsin in 2011. The middle class has long been disappearing. Democracy has long been corroding. This farm, a bastion of idealism surrounded by cynicism, is a home for people who have nowhere else to go. So what happens when it’s gone?

“An ambitious play with an impressive cast...” -- NY Times
"...more than a slice of life, consider this should -be classic play to be a slice of the new American pie” -- lavenderafterdark
“Breitwisch farm bridges chasm bewtween red and blue America." --stagebuddy.com

March 2nd - 17th


Breitwisch Farm was made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net



Find out about our organization, history, and core values

Esperance Playwright-In-Residence 

Jeremy J. Kamps