Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Spotlight’s on… Mark Rylance

Written on May 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm, by

Mark Rylance is one of the world’s greatest classical actors. Born in Kent, England, Rylance spent his early years in Connecticut and later Wisconsin, where his father was headmaster at a preparatory school. Rylance later attended the school, where he began acting in their Shakespeare festival. He then won a scholarship the Royal Academy of…Read More »

The Annual Spring Gala

Written on May 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm, by

Theatre for a New Audience celebrated Shakespeare√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s 445th birthday with the annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 11 at The Powerhouse at the American Museum of Natural History. Juliet Rylance and Christian Camargo, who played Desdemona and Hamlet in the Theatre√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s spring productions of Othello and Hamlet, respectively, led the event as Masters of Ceremonies.…Read More »

Prestigious Awards and Nominations

Written on May 29, 2009 at 3:08 pm, by

This season’s productions received rave reviews from audiences and esteemed critics. We are honored they have also been recognized with the following awards and nominations: OBIE Awards: Performance, John Douglas Thompson for Othello Special Citations awarded to director David Esbjornson and actor Christian Camargo for Hamlet Lucille Lortel Award: Outstanding Lead Actor, John Douglas Thompson…Read More »

Save the Date: Brooklyn’s Dreamers Summer Bash!

Written on May 29, 2009 at 3:05 pm, by

Wednesday, July 15 Save the date, and join Brooklyn’s Dreamers for√Ǭ†Prospero√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Island: A Mid-Summer√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Bash! We’ll celebrate the best of Brooklyn at an Island-themed bash in fabulous Fort Greene, Brooklyn. This year we are delighted to partner with our future neighbors in the BAM Cultural District, The Irondale Ensemble Project. Live Music * Local Food…Read More »

Theatre Receives Shakespeare Grant from NEA

Written on May 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm, by

The Theatre has, for the third time, received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Shakespeare for a New Generation program. This grant will enable 1,500 students from 15 NYC Public School to study in-depth and attend performances of our upcoming season’s production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by Arin Arbus. √Ǭ†For more…Read More »