DENIZEN Theatre will explore what it means to be human in all its duality and complexity, producing new works that provoke, challenge, and inspire often ignored conversations.

DENIZEN Theatre is a non-profit, arts organization producing intimate, professional, live theatre at Water Street Market in New Paltz, New York.

Our flexible, 70 seat, black box theatre allows audiences to experience compelling, actor-driven, live theatre with a season of plays that focuses on new works, emerging playwrights, and powerful themes.


DENIZEN Theatre pledges to make live theatre accessible to everyone in the community with affordable ticket prices, internships, and workshops.

Welcome to the DENIZEN!

I am Harry Lipstein, the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the DENIZEN Theatre.  It is with a humble heart that the doors of the DENIZEN opened in October 2018 to its' first production.  It could not have been done without the efforts of many talented artists, primarily Ben Williamson and Brittany Proia.  The DENIZEN wishes to thank them for their artistic leadership and passionate hearts.  The DENIZEN's success is a tribute to their dedication and vision.

As the DENIZEN plans for its' upcoming 2020/2021 season, you  are invited to be a part of the adventure. Walk through our doors.  Enter another world.   See life through the eyes of one of our characters and be changed.

I look forward to meeting you at the DENIZEN!

With gratitude,

Box Office Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday: Noon - 4 PM

and an hour prior to performances;

Sundays: Noon - 4 PM

(845) 303-4136



 Water Street Market
10 Main Street, Suite 501
New Paltz, NY 12561