Affiliated Artists

 

Arin Arbus is a resident artist at TFANA where she directed The Skin of Our Teeth (Obie), repertory productions of Strindberg’s The Father and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, as well as King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Measure for Measure and Othello. She staged Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Houston Grand Opera and La Traviata at Canadian Opera Company and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She was a Drama League Directing  Fellow, a Princess Grace Award Recipient and spent several years making theatre with prisoners at a medium security prison in upstate New York in association with Rehabilitation Through the Arts. This summer she’s directing an adaptation of The Tempest in a refugee camp in Greece. www.campfire-project.org

 

Cicely Berry (Distinguished Resident Artist) has been Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1960 when she was invited by Trevor Nunn to take over the voice work with the actors. This work has developed considerably, and there is now a four-member voice team working in the Company. Cicely has worked with major theatre companies all over the world: she has also worked regularly with Nos Do Morro, a company based in Viidigal, one of Rio’s favellas. She has made a series of videos, Working Shakespeare, with top English and American actors. She has had a very close and happy association with TFANA over many years. Cicely has recently been awarded the CBE, Commander of the British Empire, for her pioneering work in theatre.

 

  Alison Bomber (Voice & Text Coach) spent seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, five of those as senior text and voice coach. Productions included Michael Boyd’s award-winning Histories Cycle and many others. Now freelance, she continues to work with the RSC and other work has included King Charles III for Almeida Theatre, London, and Broadway, Tamburlaine, Measure for Measure, and The Winter’s Tale for TFANA in New York, the Cumberbatch Hamlet, Barbican, London and collaborations with Polish Company, “Pieśń Kozła” (Song of the Goat). Alison is an associate artist of the RSC.
 

 

Jack Doulin (Casting Director) 

  Gerry Goodstein (Photographer) has been photographing theatre for four decades on, off and off off Broadway as well as in some of the country’s leading regional theatres. His work is seen regularly in all major newspapers and magazines as well as in books documenting and teaching theatre.
His work has been exhibited at the International Center for Photography and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts along with other New York City
exhibition venues, and the Irondale Ensemble chose a show composed entirely of Goodstein-designed theatre posters to open its new exhibition space.
Creating bonds with theatre companies and artists has always been the most satisfying part of Goodstein’s work. He has worked with many of his clients for
decades, often watching them grow from first productions into mature artistic ventures. His work with Theatre for a New Audience began with its inception and has spanned 37 years, a record tenure among his clients. He is proud to have been present to participate in and document its impressive growth and artistic achievement over these years.
 

Henry Grossman (Photographer) won a Theatre Arts scholarship to Brandeis University. He has photographed for Time, Newsweek, Life, Paris-Match, Der Stern, etc., Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School and the Metropolitan Opera. He photographed the Beatles at home, Liz and Dick’s wedding, JFK, LBJ and other presidents, Callas, Pavarotti, Streisand and others. His book Kaleidoscope Eyes is available at www.henrygrossman.com.

 

Jonathan Kalb (Resident Literary Advisor and Dramaturg) is a professor of theater at Hunter College, where he was Chair of the Theatre Department for six years, and an internationally acclaimed theater critic and scholar. A two-time winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, he has published five books on theater and has written for dozens of publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, New York Press, The Nation and Salon.com. His book Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater won the George Freedley Memorial Award for the outstanding theater book of 2012.

 

Andrew Wade (Voice and Text) For Theatre for a New Audience: Notes from Underground, Hamlet and Chair. Head of Voice, RSC, 1990–2003. Assistant Voice Director, RSC, 1987–1990. Co-directed/devised “Journeys,” “Words, Words, Words,” “More Words” and “Lifespan” with Cicely Berry for BBCWorld Service, awarded Bronze Medal, International Radio Festival, New York, 2000. Verse Consultant, Shakespeare in Love. Andrew teaches, lectures and voice coaches internationally with particular associations with Stella Adler Studio, Delaware University, NTS Canada and Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis where he’s coached Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry V, Antony and Cleopatra, Comedy of Errors, Othello, As You Like It, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Toronto/London: The Lord of the Rings. TV: “Triple Sensation,” 2007/2008. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2008: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Clay Cart.

 

Pictured above: Kathryn Hunter and cast members of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, photo by Joan Marcus.