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‘Lion King Jr.’ by Thanasis Theatre in Syracuse brings diversity to a Disney classic (preview)


Thanasis Theatre preaches diversity with "Jesus, Son of Man"


Thanasis founder reflects on whirlwind first year, celebrates world premiere of "Jesus, Son of Man"

Ne'Kayvia Bethea in The Lion King Jr.
Photo by Lauren Sageer

Anne-Margaret Childress in Jesus, Son of Man
Photo by Lauren Sageer

Donovan Stanfield in Jesus, Son of Man
Photo by Lauren Sageer

February 9th, 2023

April 18, 2022

April 11, 2022

Joshua Kim,

Our Mission

Sparking Change

Thanasis Theatre Company is committed to creating high quality, accessible theatrical entertainment that challenges the status quo, inspires uncomfortable discourse, and conveys the human condition through an unexpected lens, engaging artists and audiences that have otherwise been ignored or underserved.


Natasia White in Reaching for the Stars
(Photo by Lauren Sageer)


Equitable Diversity

We are invested in fostering opportunities for marginalized artists, and will continue to offer at least half of all cast & creative positions to such individuals, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Sophia Pierce as Nala in Disney's
The Lion King Jr. (Photo by Lauren Sageer)

New & Underrated Works

While we will never shy away from presenting a classic (especially one that's done with an anomalous conceit), our focus shall be fixed upon works which are seldom, if ever, produced – whether at home in Central New York, or elsewhere around the world.

Basil Allen in Jesus, Son of Man
(Photo by Lauren Sageer)

Our Mission

"Drama is exposure; it is confrontation; it is contradiction and it leads to analysis, construction, recognition, and eventually to an awakening of understanding."

Peter Brook