Recent Theatre for a New Audience News


Step into the rehearsal room of MEASURE FOR MEASURE, a dark comedy by William Shakespeare, featuring Jonathan Cake, Cara Ricketts, and Thomas Jay Ryan, and directed by Simon Godwin


“The written information is so potent and so artfully constructed that it opens up a tremendous world of the imagination for any actor who’s willing to find the freedom within the form.” View scenes from HAPPY DAYS as actors Dianne Wiest and Jarlath Conroy and director James Bundy discuss Samuel Beckett’s modern masterpiece.

New York Times Critic’s Pick: HAPPY DAYS

“A GREAT PERFORMANCE…Extraordinary…Dianne Wiest is radiant…heartbreaking…she shows us what a deeply womanly role Beckett has written, albeit one whose tragedy is refracted through a distorting comic lens… Ms. Wiest has called it a ‘Hamlet’ for women.” – Jesse Green, The New York Times CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

WALL STREET JOURNAL: ‘Happy Days’ Review: Burying the Lead

“A powerful performance…a deeply unsettling production.” – Edward Rothstein, The Wall Street Journal CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

The Leonard Lopate Show: Dianne Wiest, James Bundy On Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’

Academy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest and Yale Rep Artistic Director James Bundy join us to discuss their production of Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days.” Wiest stars as Winnie, a woman living in a waist-high mound of dirt, who carries out a daily routine while talking to her husband, Willie. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL SEGMENT

Production Photos: HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS: Production Photos

Stillness Is the Move: Coaching Dianne Wiest for ‘Happy Days’

Movement coach Jessica Wolf explains the behind-the-scenes techniques used by Dianne Wiest as she becomes Winnie in HAPPY DAYS. Read the full piece in American Theatre Magazine here.

First Rehearsal Pictures: HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS: First Rehearsal

Eleven Brooklyn Cultural Organizations Unite in Defense of NEA & NEH

Theatre for a New Audience is proud to join other Brooklyn cultural organizations in support of the National Endowment for the Arts & the National Endowment for the Humanities. Click here to read the full statement.