Monthly Archives: January 2010

Next to Take the Stage: Measure for Measure

Written on January 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm, by

Continuing the Theatre’s 30th Anniversary season, Measure for Measure begins previews Saturday, February 6 and opens Sunday, February 14. The production is directed by Arin Arbus, the Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director who won acclaim for staging last season’s production of Othello. Jefferson Mays, a Tony award-winner for his work in Broadway’s I Am My Own…Read More »

The Spotlight’s on… Jefferson Mays

Written on January 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm, by

American theatre and film actor Jefferson Mays will make his Theatre for a New Audience debut as The Duke in the upcoming production of Measure for Measure. In 2004, Mays won a Tony, Drama Desk, OBIE, and a Theatre World Award for his solo performance in I Am My Own Wife, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play…Read More »

Playwrighting Program Achieves Results

Written on January 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm, by

Theatre for a New Audience’s Education Department finished 2009 on a high note with the completion of the New Voices Playwriting program in public schools. One 7th-grade class in Brooklyn especially captured the hearts of their Teaching Artist Erin McCready and the Theatre’s education staff. The English class, made up mostly of ESL and academically-challenged…Read More »

Support Our Friends in Chase Community Giving Facebook Contest

Written on January 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm, by

Thanks to everyone who voted for Theatre for a New Audience a few weeks back in Chase Community Giving’s Facebook contest. While we didn’t win, our friends at Stella Adler Studio of Acting did – and now they’re the only New York theatre organization in the running for a $100,000 or a $1,000,000 grant! Please…Read More »

Kate Forbes and John Douglas Thompson Receive Callaway Awards

Written on January 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm, by

At a January 8 ceremony, The Actors’ Equity Foundation presented the Joe A. Callaway Awards to Kate Forbes and John Douglas Thompson. The Callaway Award, honoring “the best performances in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area,” was bestowed upon Forbes for her work…Read More »

Theatre for a New Audience’s Work Highlighted in “Best of” Lists

Written on January 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm, by

The Village Voice “The company that risked most and achieved most was Theatre for a New Audience – its productions of Granville-Barker’s Waste, Gilbert’s Engaged… Bond’s Saved [and] the best Shakespeare New York saw in the decade, poetically alive and vividly contemporary: Darko Tresnjak’s Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham, and David Esbjornson’s Hamlet…Read More »