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Stairwell Productions is an independent production company devoted to vital, dynamic work, produced with integrity. Founded in 2019 by Matt Ross and named for its humble beginnings, Stairwell is deeply invested in working with the artists who inspire us, and empowering them to do extraordinary work.


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Stairwell Productions brought The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed, award-winning play PASS OVER, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor (“Daddy”, Heroes of the Fourth Turning) to Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre in Summer 2021, marking the first Broadway play to perform since the onset of the pandemic. This also marked the Broadway debut of both Nwandu and Taymor.The productions starred the original LCT case: Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood, and Gabriel Ebert.






Stairwell Productions/Matt Ross served as a lead producer of the Broadway-transfer of Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me, and of its subsequent national tour and live-capture film, now available on Amazon Prime Video. A Tony nominee for Best Play and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, What the Constitution Means to Me was twice-extended on Broadway, breaking a box office record and becoming profitable along the way.



Stairwell Productions brought two groundbreaking plays - Lucas Hnath's Dana H. and Tina Satter's Is This A Room - to Broadway in Fall 2021 in an innovative model in which both plays occupied the Lyceum Theatre on a rotating schedule. Both the plays and the model were widely acclaimed, and both plays were named to several "Best of the Year" lists.













An original film adaptation of The Bushwick Starr’s critically-acclaimed production of Animal Wisdom, created by and starring Heather Christian, is now available for streaming at Amber McGinnis directs the film with stage direction by Emilyn Kowaleski.  The film of Animal Wisdom is produced by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and American Conservatory Theater in association with Matt Ross, Madeleine Foster Bersin, Outskirt Media and The Bushwick Starr. 

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