TFANA in the News

NY Times: María Irene Fornés: An Avant-Garde Theater Artist Gets Her Due

María Irene Fornés never had a play that opened on Broadway. Few of her 40 full-length works are regularly presented on major professional stages. Yet as anonymous as she is in the wider culture, she is revered by many in the theater world. “Irene is in the pantheon of the great writers like Beckett or…Read More »

NY Times Fall Preview: Fefu and Her Friends

 “Lileana Blain-Cruz directs a revival of María Irene Fornés’s 1977 feminist play about a group of women navigating a male-dominated world. Nov. 16-Dec. 8” —The New York Times Read the full Fall Preview in The New York Times. Click here to learn more about our upcoming production of Fefu and Her Friends, running November 16–December…Read More »

NPR: At 94, Peter Brook is Still At It

“At the age of 94, director and author Peter Brook can genuinely be called a living legend. His career has stretched for over seven decades, from ground-breaking productions of Shakespeare to his nine-hour adaptation of the Sanskrit epic, the Mahabarata. His latest work is on stage now in Brooklyn. It’s called Why? and it asks…Read More »

NYTimes: For Peter Brook, the Experimental Showman, ‘Nothing Is Ever Finished’

“Mr. Brook has been doing his best to wow audiences around the world since he rose to fame in his early 20s as the wunderkind of London’s West End. It is hard to think of another theater director whose body of work has been so singular in its multiplicity.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times  …Read More »

Peter Brook\NY Souvenir Booklet

A booklet produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Hamm Archives featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Peter Brook’s productions and New York presence, essays by writer Violaine Huisman and Russian theatre scholar Anatoly Smeliansky, and information about Peter Brook/NY events at The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival,…Read More »

WHY?: The Trap of the Great Utopia

The Trap of the Great Utopia by Dr. Anatoly Smeliansky on Russian director Vsevolod Meyerhold. Created and Commissioned for the U.S. premiere of Why?, written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. Click here to learn more about Why?, playing September 21–October 6.

New Yorker Review: FAIRVIEW

“Jackie Sibblies Drury’s outstanding, frustrating, hilarious, and sui generis new play… Symbolically breaking through the one-way mirror, [Drury] challenged us with fairly direct sh*t.” – Hilton Als, The New Yorker Read more from The New Yorker on Fairview here. Performances start June — learn more.      

FINANCIAL TIMES: ★★★★★ Fairview Review

★★★★★ “Fairview explodes into life in the final act, where all these tensions are magnified with extraordinary boldness and loopy theatrical energy. And yet Drury’s play remains an enigma, whose discombobulating effects linger long after the performance.” —Financial Times Read the full review from the Financial Times. Buy tickets to Fairview here.  

VOGUE: Theater is Coded as a White Space

“We were all excited to try to have a theater space—which is always coded as a white space, unless it’s a very specific kind of theater—shift for the benefit of people of color. Normally, it’s the reverse; people of color have to shift to fit into the room. I thought it could be cathartic to…Read More »

THEATERMANIA: Fairview Review

“Now, the play, along with its original cast, is playing a return engagement at Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center, where considerably more people can see why this extraordinary, form-shattering, hilarious new work is truly the best play of the year.” Read the full review from Theatermania. Buy tickets to Fairview here.