Monthly Archives: January 2008

Celebrating Black History Month

Written on January 17, 2008 at 11:03 am, by

With our next production coinciding with Black History Month, Theatre for a New Audience offers additional programming to enrich our audiences√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ experience of Oroonoko and our current season√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s theme of √¢‚Ǩ≈ìAfrica, Europe, America: Exploring the Connections.√¢‚Ǩ¬ù Among these programs are talk-backs with scholars and the creators, meet-the-artist events, and educational discussions. See √¢‚Ǩ≈ìUpcoming Programs√¢‚Ǩ¬ù and…Read More »

Upcoming Programs

Written on January 17, 2008 at 11:00 am, by

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENT Sunday, Jan. 27, 4pm Central Library, Brooklyn Director Kate Whoriskey, Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz and cast members discuss Oroonoko. LITERARY SUPPLEMENT Monday, Jan. 28, 7:30pm The Cherry Lane Theatre 38 Commerce Street Now in its second season, our acclaimed reading series presents Tower of Evil, Michael Feingold’s adaptation of La Tour…Read More »

Best of 2007 Honors

Written on January 17, 2008 at 10:57 am, by

Theatre for a New Audience ended the year with accolades for our work in 2007. The New York Times declared Ohio State Murders one of the top ten productions of the year and that our company “remains the most sophisticated purveyor of revivals in the major Off Broadway leagues.” F. Murray Abraham√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s performance as Shylock…Read More »

The Spotlight’s on… Biyi Bandele

Written on January 17, 2008 at 10:54 am, by

Biyi Bandele is a Nigerian playwright and novelist. Born to Yoruba parents in 1967, he spent his youth in Kafanchan, Nigeria. By age 14, he had begun work on his first novel, and in college won first place in a competition with his theater piece Rain. The prize was a scholarship for a one-year stay…Read More »

About Aphra Behn's Oroonoko

Written on January 17, 2008 at 10:50 am, by

Aphra Behn wrote Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave in 1688, the year before her death, during a particularly dark moment in English history. Behn was a strict royalist√¢‚Ǩ‚Äùa faithful supporter of the monarchy in England. Some scholars believe that the character of Oroonoko was a representation of King James II, who was deposed the very…Read More »

Project Renewal Play Reading

Written on January 17, 2008 at 10:45 am, by

Now in its eighth year, Theatre for a New Audience√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Project Renewal Playwriting Program is a ten-week course for formerly homeless men and women. We teach the elements of playwriting such as conflict, character, inner monologue, setting, dramatic arc, and conflict resolution, giving participants the opportunity to examine and write about their lives as they…Read More »