About


IN PARENTHESIS is a non-profit New York based company that has been producing theater and film since 1999.

We use theater, 16mm and digital film, sports, dance, live music, stop-motion animation, shadow play and puppetry to create new work. We’ve produced 25 original theater plays and 27 films,  28 shows for young audiences in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic and 7 commissioned documentaries for non-profit organizations.

We’ve received support from NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Made in NY, Trust of Mutual Understanding, CEC ArtsLink, Etant Donnes, Laura Pels, the Dramatists’ Guild, Beaumarchais Foundation, Department of Cultural Affaires, The French Cultural Services, Troy, and Blaustein Foundation.

We’ve performed at Lincoln Center, Florence Gould Hall, the Ohio Theater, Here, the Knitting Factory, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 59E59 Theaters, and toured in Eastern Europe and France. We have screened films at more than 120 film festivals worldwide, including Ann Arbor, Palm Springs, DOC NYC, Hot Springs, STARZ, San Francisco Indie FF, and many more.

Our work received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Bronx Times, Time Out, Theater Magazine, Theater Yale, Theater.com, & Blade, Le Monde, Liberation, Figaro, Korean Theatre Review, Chosun Ilbo (Korea), International Herald Tribune.

Founded by Irina PatkanianMarion Schoevaert in 1994.

Board of Directors:

Irina Patkanian
Marion Schoevaert
Nilou Safinya

Advisory Board:

Dudley Andrew
Anne Kern
Lenora Champagne
Robert Lyons
Susan Vogel

All contributions to our non-profit 501 (c)(3) company  are tax deductible.