About Partial Comfort


Partial Comfort Productions is a not-for-profit ensemble devoted to the development and production of innovative theatrical events. Our plays are written by our member writers and brought to life on stage by our actors, directors and designers. We strive to produce theater that is both inspiring and challenging to the first time theatergoer and the seasoned aficionado alike. We believe it is our responsibility to make theater an affordable reality for every New Yorker, with the understanding that in our house, Everyone is Welcome…But No One is Safe. Partial Comfort Productions assumes a principal role in creating a cohesive downtown theater community, leading a theatrical revolution by producing work that is immediate and speaks to our generation. Our work demands that our audiences be Partial-ly Comfort-ed, living with them long after the curtain has fallen and the houselights have been raised.


Chad Beckim and Molly Pearson founded Partial Comfort Productions in February of 2002. Since its inception, the company has staged such world premieres as Samuel D. Hunter’s Obie-Award Winning and thrice Drama Desk Nominated A Bright New Boise (New York Mag’s “10 Best of 2010”); Thomas Bradshaw’s “The Bereaved” (Time Out NY’s “10 Best of 2009”); Sam Marks’ NelsonThe Bigger Man, Which Wolf Is Which? Craft; Chad Beckim’sThe Main(e) Play; Lights Rise on Grace (Outstanding Play, 2007 New York Int’l. Fringe Festival); `nami and …a matter of choice; Edith Freni’s Kid Stuff and Baby Girl; Ross Maxwell’s Open House (Winner of “Best Ensemble Cast” at the 2006 NY Int’l. Fringe Festival); PLAY (a “telephone play” written by Tracey Scott Wilson, Kia Corthron, Chay Yew, Edwin Sanchez, Robert O’Hara and Keith Adkins), and Robert O’Hara’s Booty Candy.

Partial Comfort Productions has an ongoing residence at the critically acclaimed downtown venue The Wild Project and has performed in some of New York City’s most respected venues, including Theatre Row Studios, HERE, Chashama, Center Stage, Kraine, Collective: Unconscious.  The company is responsible for the creation of off-off Broadway’s first-ever annual theatrical competition, “The Battle of The Bards”, which at present has featured over 20 downtown companies in a spirited contest of theater and goodwill.  Partial Comfort Productions is currently comprised of 53 actors, writers, directors and designers, proudly boasting an Advisory Board of Pulitzer Prize, Obie, and Tony winners.