TFANA in the News

GNIT Review: Time Out New York

★★★★ “Questioned about his odd last name, the antihero of Will Eno’s Gnit shrugs and replies, ‘It’s a typo…but we decided to just go with it.’ That no-big-deal energy is prevalent throughout Eno’s new play, whose characters grapple with the biggest of big questions— What is love? Is there a God? What is my purpose?—with…Read More »

GNIT Review: The New York Times

“GENUINELY HILARIOUS, the turns are unpredictable and the performers, especially the priceless Deborah Hedwall as Mother Gynt, Jordan Bellow as several different characters, and of course Joe Curnutte in the lead role, seem to effortlessly hit their cues… GNIT IS BRAINY AND FULL OF RHETORICAL MAGIC.” —The New York Times   Click here to read…Read More »

GNIT Review: New York Magazine

“Will Eno’s EXISTENTIAL COMEDY… is the story of a soul’s journey through life… A SATIRE ABOUT THE ABSURDITIES OF SELF-CONFIDENCE.” – New York Magazine   Click here to read the full review for Gnit, by Will Eno directed by Oliver Butler, in New York Magazine. Learn more about Gnit here.    

Playbill: 21/22 Season Announcement

“Will Eno’s Gnit to Return to TFANA for 2021–2022 Season. The Off-Broadway company will also present a play by Alice Childress and a Shakespeare take directed by Arin Arbus.” —Playbill Click here to read more on our 2021–22 season from Playbill.

The New York Times: SWINGIN’ THE DREAM

“Shakespeare, Swing and Louis Armstrong. So What Went Wrong? Three theaters are exploring “Swingin’ the Dream,” which tanked on Broadway in 1939, but opens a window on the racial and artistic dynamics of its time.” —The New York Times Click here to read more on Swingin’ the Dream in The New York Times.   Presented by…Read More »

The New York Times: MAD FOREST

College Students Colonize the Divided Romania of ‘Mad Forest’ In a livestream production of Caryl Churchill’s 1990 tale of riot-torn Bucharest, quarantined Bard acting students grapple with revolution. Read the full article by Ben Brantley on The New York Times here.


SOLIDARITY If the founding principles of democracy are that we all are created equal, entitled to equal justice and the right to life, why, despite these principles, does the blight of systemic racism in America continue to perpetuate death, inequality and injustice? Why are so many members of the Black community, indigenous people and people…Read More »

Video: Scott Newstok, James Shapiro and Emma Smith in Conversation about Shakespeare for our World

“And Look Another Way” — Authors and Professors Scott Newstok, James Shapiro and Emma Smith in Conversation about Shakespeare for our World Free and live-streamed (on Saturday, May 30) with Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz Click here to watch the full video. Learn more.

American Theatre: MAD FOREST

Caryl Churchill’s ‘Mad Forest’ Gets Ready for Its Close-Up A Zoom production by Bard College students gets a second life as a TFANA co-presentation, with sets, lights, props, and live editing. Read the full article on American Theatre here.

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards

Congratulations to the company of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS—by María Irene Fornés, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz—on their five Drama Desk Award nominations. Outstanding Revival of a Play Fefu and Her Friends, Theatre for a New Audience Outstanding Scenic Design for a Play Adam Rigg, Fefu and Her Friends Outstanding Costume Design for a Play Montana…Read More »