Monthly Archives: February 2008

Inaugural Capital Benefit a Resounding Success!

Written on February 18, 2008 at 8:24 pm, by

On Monday, February 4, one hundred and sixty artists, friends and supporters gathered at Eleven Madison Park to celebrate Shakespeare Works in Brooklyn: Theatre for a New Audience√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Capital Campaign for a Permanent Home. Hosted by co-chairs Audrey Heffernan Meyer, Danny Meyer, Monica Gerard-Sharp, and Ali Wambold; and Honorary Chairs John Turturro and Katherine Borowitz,…Read More »

“Oroonoko wounds its watchers beautifully…” – Variety

Written on February 18, 2008 at 7:50 pm, by

The second production of our season, Oroonoko, has opened at The Duke on 42nd Street.√Ǭ† Nigerian-born writer Biyi Bandale√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s adaptation of the groundbreaking 1688 novella is a tragic love story of a prince√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s journey from kingship to slavery, told through √¢‚Ǩ≈ìlyrical, imagistic writing√¢‚Ǩ¬ù (The New York Times) and √¢‚Ǩ≈ìstirring Yoruba dances and chants√¢‚Ǩ¬ù (The New…Read More »

Special Event: Antony and Cleopatra Reading & Discussion

Written on February 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm, by

In collaboration with the 92nd Street Y, Theatre for a New Audience presents a special event on Shakespeare√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Antony and Cleopatra. Marton Csokas (Antony) and Laila Robins (Cleopatra) will present a reading scenes from the play, followed by a discussion with the play√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s director, Darko Tresnjak, and Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz. Monday, March 3rd, 8pm…Read More »

The Literary Supplement

Written on February 18, 2008 at 6:03 pm, by

For our next installment of The Literary Supplement, we will continue our exploration of this season√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s theme by presenting a staged reading of The Self-Tormentor by the Roman playwright Publius Terentius Afer (c.190-159 BCE), known as Terence. He was a North African slave taught to read and write by his √¢‚Ǩ≈ìowner,√¢‚Ǩ¬ù a Roman senator, and…Read More »

The Spotlight’s on… The World Theatre Project

Written on February 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm, by

The Theatre for a New Audience Education Department kicks off the World Theatre Project (WTP) this month with professional teacher training taking place in fourteen public schools across the five boroughs. Each of these schools has chosen Theatre for a New Audience as an arts partner, with the 12-week, in-school WTP residency as a centerpiece.…Read More »