AD HOC ECONOMY is a Brooklyn-based, critically-acclaimed, and national award-winning theatre company initiated in Spring 2008 to present new live performances for the public. Our work seeks to provide a fresh perspective on American culture and its relationship to ritual, mythology, madness, dreams, and deliverance.
Formerly known as Aztec Economy, Ad Hoc Economy is a 2019 merger with the Texas-based Ad Hoc Beaumont, featured in 2018’s American Theatre Magazine. We embrace the latin ‘ad hoc‘, as a pointer toward the – first – artistic impulse, to act, not to render. This spirit inspires us to trust the creative instinct, lean on essential aesthetics, and invest in our spontaneous hunches. Our articulation of ‘economy‘ connotes a rather holistic function of the word: meaning, ‘balance‘. The timing of our charter, which coincided with the 2008 Subprime Mortgage Crisis in New York City, further emboldened us to ask, “what systems are worth more for contemporary societies to put stock in?”, and “what trade value has been lost in the exchange of live art since the dissipation of more ‘ancient’ cultures?”
Marilyn Mithra-Stone Executive Director (Founding Member)
Cole Wimpee Artistic Director / Lead Producer (Founding Member)
Michael Mason Assoc. Artistic Director / Marketing (Founding Member)
Casey Wimpee Playwright-in-Residence (Founding Member)
Kalli Newman Graphics and Video Support (Founding Member)
Adam Laten Willson Head Dramaturg / Marketing / Actor
Adam Belvo Associate Producer / Actor
Ryan Dorin Sound Design / Aesthetic Theory
Isaac Byrne Honorary Company Member / Actor
AD HOC‘s projects have been featured in NYC at the Obie Award Winning Ice Factory, the Ohio Theater in Soho, The New Ohio in the West Village, IRT, 3 Legged Dog in Lower Manhattan, The Tank in Tribeca & Times Square, Dixon Place in the Lower East Side, P.S.122 in the East Village, Monkey Town & The Brick Theater & Big Sky Works & House of Yes & Silent Barn & Bird River Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Fireproof, Bushwick Open Studios, the Bushwick Starr, Greenpoint’s Lutheran Church of the Messiah, West Park Presbyterian Church, at the New Orleans Fringe Festival: Mudlark Puppet Theatre & The Purification Plant, the Fridge in D.C., Collaboraction in Chicago, on board the Historic Steamship Lilac off the Hudson River, The Gladys City Spindletop Boomtown Grounds & BCP in Beaumont-Texas, EMP Collective in Baltimore, Columbia Festival of the Arts in Maryland, WaterTower Theatre in Dallas, Silver Meteor & HCC College in Tampa, First Street Studio in Collaboration with Theatre Synesthesia in Austin, West Palm Organics in Florida, Know Theatre / The Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Tricklock Revolutions & University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the University of Arkansas/Backspace, Hollywood Fringe Festival / Thymele Arts in Los Angeles, Grace Campus Homeless Shelter / Lubbock, Texas, and bars, rooftops, churches, and backyards all over Brooklyn.
Our non-profit sponsor organization is Fractured Atlas.
Contact us at email@example.com