Affiliated Artists


Arin Arbus (Resident Director) is the Associate Artistic Director at Theatre for a New Audience for which she directed King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Measure for Measure and Othello (Lortel nomination). She recently staged Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Houston Grand Opera and La Traviata at The Lyric Opera of Chicago. She was a Playwrights Horizons Directing Resident, a Williamstown Workshop Directing Corps Member, a member of Soho Rep.’s Writer/Director Lab, is a Drama League Directing Fellow, and a Princess Grace Award Recipient. She has directed at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, The New School, The Intiman Theatre, The Hangar Theater, FringeNYC, HERE Arts Center, Juilliard and The Williamstown Workshop.


Cicely Berry (Distinguished Resident Artist) has been Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1960 when she was invited by Trevor Nunn to take over the voice work with the actors. This work has developed considerably, and there is now a four-member voice team working in the Company. Cicely has worked with major theatre companies all over the world: she has also worked regularly with Nos Do Morro, a company based in Viidigal, one of Rio’s favellas. She has made a series of videos, Working Shakespeare, with top English and American actors. She has had a very close and happy association with TFANA over many years. Cicely has recently been awarded the CBE, Commander of the British Empire, for her pioneering work in theatre.


Deborah Brown (Resident Casting Director) Deborah Brown has cast for Broadway, Off- Broadway and many of the leading regional theaters in the country. She shared an Emmy for the HBO series “From the Earth to the Moon.” Other television includes “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” and New York casting on “Band of Brothers.” This is her 19th season with Theatre for a New Audience.


Henry Grossman (Photographer) won a Theatre Arts scholarship to Brandeis University. He has photographed for Time, Newsweek, Life, Paris-Match, Der Stern, etc., Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School and the Metropolitan Opera. He photographed the Beatles at home, Liz and Dick’s wedding, JFK, LBJ and other presidents, Callas, Pavarotti, Streisand and others. His book Kaleidoscope Eyes is available at


Jonathan Kalb (Resident Literary Advisor and Dramaturg) is a professor of theater at Hunter College, where he was Chair of the Theatre Department for six years, and an internationally acclaimed theater critic and scholar. A two-time winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, he has published five books on theater and has written for dozens of publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, New York Press, The Nation and His book Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater won the George Freedley Memorial Award for the outstanding theater book of 2012.


Andrew Wade (Resident Director of Voice) For Theatre for a New Audience: Notes from Underground, Hamlet and Chair. Head of Voice, RSC, 1990–2003. Assistant Voice Director, RSC, 1987–1990. Co-directed/devised “Journeys,” “Words, Words, Words,” “More Words” and “Lifespan” with Cicely Berry for BBCWorld Service, awarded Bronze Medal, International Radio Festival, New York, 2000. Verse Consultant, Shakespeare in Love. Andrew teaches, lectures and voice coaches internationally with particular associations with Stella Adler Studio, Delaware University, NTS Canada and Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis where he’s coached Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry V, Antony and Cleopatra, Comedy of Errors, Othello, As You Like It, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Toronto/London: The Lord of the Rings. TV: “Triple Sensation,” 2007/2008. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2008: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Clay Cart.


Pictured above: Kathryn Hunter and cast members of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, photo by Joan Marcus.