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New York Times: 5 Shows to See if You’re in New York in January

The New York Times includes He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box as part of the “5 Shows to See if you’re in NY.” It’s a new year, which means it’s time to shed stale habits and blinkered perceptions. The New York theater is obligingly presenting a host of deliberately disorienting productions from an international array…Read More »

New York Times: Adrienne Kennedy, Playwright: Still Quiet, Still Bold, Still Furious

  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The playwright Adrienne Kennedy never wanted to move to Virginia. She spent 30 years living on the fourth floor of a brownstone on West 89th Street — her “little Victorian palace,” she called it. But the rent went higher. Her breath on the stairs came shorter. Just before she turned 80,…Read More »

Vulture: 23 Exciting Theater Productions Taking the Stage in 2018

Vulture Magazine names HE BROUGHT HER HEART BACK IN A BOX as one of 23 Exciting Theater Productions Taking the Stage in 2018: Theater for a New Audience expands upon its familiar repertoire of classics with the first new play in ten years by the great Adrienne Kennedy, a formative voice in modern African-American drama and…Read More »

New York Times: A New Adrienne Kennedy Play Will Be Staged Next Year

Adrienne Kennedy, whose surrealism-tinged dramas have addressed race and violence in American society since the 1960s, will have a new play, her first in nine years, as part of the coming season at Theater for a New Audience.  The Theater for a New Audience season also includes “Marcel + The Art of Laughter,” a double…Read More »

Whither the ladies? by Helen E. Shaw

Theater for a New Audience: What a gorgeous season! Kudos to Jeffrey Horowitz. The theater literally has a picture of Shakespeare on the front of it, and yet it is managing to put women front and center. As I believe the Bard said in Love’s Labors Lost, “From women’s eyes, this doctrine I derive: hire them in droves.” Grade:…Read More »

New York Times: Don’t Say Clown if You Want a Sophisticated Audience

Theater: The Art of Clowning in Brooklyn If you’re trying to attract a sophisticated crowd, there are words it is wise to stay away from. Clown, for instance, comes freighted with associations: red noses, fright wigs, face paint, fear. So Theater for a New Audience is sagely touting Jos Houben and Marcello Magni, the European stars of…Read More »

Peter Brook & David Shiner on MARCEL + THE ART OF LAUGHTER

“A pianist practices day after day for the muscles that guide his fingers to become so flexible that we can begin to speak of the art of piano playing. Actors do exercises to develop their bodies but this has no meaning until they go beyond their muscles.  Both Jos Houben and Marcello Magni spent years in…Read More »


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Theatre for a New Audience, Arin Arbus, Kecia Lewis, and Riccardo Hernandez Win at the 2017 Obies

This year’s Obie Awards ceremony featured awards for Theatre for a New Audience, director Arin Arbus, actor Kecia Lewis, and designer Riccardo Hernandez.  Theatre for a New Audience received The Ross Wetzsteon Award for “exceptional enterprise in its approach to classics or in creating innovative new work.” Arin Arbus received an Obie Award for her…Read More »