Monthly Archives: January 2011

Coming up: The Merchant of Venice

Written on January 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm, by

In 2007, the Theatre’s production of The Merchant of Venice sold out its run in New York and at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival. Next month, the celebrated production, starring Academy Award Winner F. Murray Abraham, returns to New York before embarking on a national tour. A mysteriously melancholy rich man, a dashing…Read More »

Author Emily Gould on Cymbeline

Written on January 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm, by

Before I sat down to talk to Jessie Austrian about her role as Imogen, Cymbeline’s brave and rebellious princess, I had the privilege of watching her and the rest of Fiasco Theater’s company as they rehearsed the show. The round platform and magical trunk that constitute the play’s entire set had arrived in the rehearsal…Read More »

Reviews are in for Cymbeline!

Written on January 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm, by

“Colorful, fantastical, charming…for once, the play itself really is the thing.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times “Highly entertaining!” – The New York Post “Sincere with dialogue and merry of heart.” – Associated Press “Fresh and frisky and jammed with playful theatricality and music to match.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News Click here to…Read More »

Theatre Awarded Humanities Grant

Written on January 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm, by

The Theatre is thrilled to announce that The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded us a $500,000 Challenge Grant to support a major expansion of the Theatre’s humanities activities. New programs will include lectures, seminars, workshops, and other activities for artists, scholars, adults, students and families, as well as new publications and web content,…Read More »

Emily Gould Interviews Cymbeline Actor Jessie Austrian

Written on January 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm, by

Click here to watch a video interview between author Emily Gould and actor and Fiasco Theater Co-Artistic Director Jessie Austrian, taking you behind the scenes of Cymbeline and into Fiasco Theater’s creative process. While you’re there, be sure to also check out video footage from the first rehearsal of Cymbeline!