Monthly Archives: December 2009

Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz Featured in American Theatre Magazine

Written on December 11, 2009 at 11:12 am, by

This month’s issue of American Theatre Magazine, the premiere national monthly magazine for the American professional non-profit theatre, includes a feature article on Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience. The article chronicles Jeffrey’s storied history with the Theatre, from its optimistic founding in 1979 with funds from a lawsuit settlement,…Read More »

Now Playing: Orpheus X

Written on December 11, 2009 at 11:10 am, by

Kicking off Theatre for a New Audience’s 30th anniversary season, Orpheus X opened Thursday, December 2 at the Duke on 42nd Street. Time Out New York gives the production 4 stars: “…Eckert injects moral urgency into Orpheus’s search for his beloved…his song to liberate Eurydice is a stunner.” Daily Variety calls the production “Eerily lovely…a…Read More »

Brooklyn’s Dreamers Meet Orpheus X

Written on December 11, 2009 at 11:05 am, by

Brooklyn’s Dreamers, the Theatre’s young patrons group, kicked off the 30th anniversary season with a special event on Tuesday, December 8. After attending a performance of Orpheus X, the group gathered at the nearby Pinnacle Bar where they met and mingled with cast members Rinde Eckert, John Kelly, and Suzan Hanson. For more photos from…Read More »

Creating A New Audience: an Open Letter by Jay Briggs

Written on December 11, 2009 at 11:02 am, by

In celebration of our 30th anniversary, Jay Briggs, Theatre for a New Audience alumnus, writes about creating a new audience. The task of creating theatre for a new audience is two-fold. The obvious aspect is increased accessibility, a goal that Theatre for a New Audience fulfills through its education residencies in public schools as well…Read More »

Teaching Artists Train for a New Challenge

Written on December 11, 2009 at 11:00 am, by

The World Theatre Project, Theatre for a New Audience’s in-school program that introduces students grades 5-12 to Shakespeare, began this month with annual training for Teaching Artists. This year’s program focuses on Measure for Measure, the Theatre’s upcoming Shakespeare production that will be directed by Arin Arbus, who staged last season’s award-winning Othello. During the…Read More »

Kate Forbes and John Douglas Thompson Win Callaway Awards

Written on December 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm, by

Forbes and Thompson in Othello The Actors’ Equity Foundation has chosen actors Kate Forbes and John Douglas Thompson to receive the 2009 Joe A. Callaway Awards. Forbes was selected for her performance as Emilia in the 2009 Theatre for a New Audience production of Shakespeare’s Othello, while Thompson was recognized for his performances in the…Read More »