Founded in spring 2006 by Audrey Rosenberg, Erica Gould, and Jessica Blank, THE FIRE DEPT is a New York-based, non-profit theatre company of established and emerging theatre artists.

THE FIRE DEPT produces work of visceral and heightened theatricality that not only entertains but also wrestles with questions of importance to our society and our world. We believe in merging the rigor and structure of great narrative storytelling with the daring of formal experimentation and challenge of interdisciplinary exploration. We are committed to the development of new plays and theatre pieces as well as the vital reinterpretation of existing works, and to utilizing alternative as well as standard theatre spaces. We endeavor to encourage dialogue among those of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, reaching out beyond the traditional theatre audience to address issues of relevance to the culture at large, igniting questions, sparking controversy, and responding to the urgency of our times.

The Fire Dept Theatre Co is also the 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts.