TFANA in the News

American Theatre: The Dangers of AI Intoxication (Prometheus Firebringer)

“Can theatre artists use the tools of Big Tech to dismantle its influence?” “The piece riffs on the lost final play of Aeschylus’s Prometheus trilogy as a way of thinking about the relationship between technology and power. On one side of the stage, everything is made by commercially available AI products: A set of AI-generated…Read More »

New York Magazine: “Prometheus Firebringer & Waiting for Godot are plays we can’t wait to see this fall.”

S.H.: “Oh man, now I’m thinking of yet another solo show, also in Brooklyn: Annie Dorsen’s Prometheus Firebringer, which is coming to Theatre for a New Audience. It’s billed as a “hybrid performance-lecture” in which Dorsen uses AI to try to generate possible versions of the two plays that are missing from Aeschylus’s 2,500-year-old Prometheia…Read More »

New York Times: Shows to Take in This Spring and Fall (Waiting for Godot)

“Some classics, like this 1953 Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, continue to attract actors and directors aiming to make their mark. Having (ahem) played Estragon in college, I confess the play has a long-lasting appeal to me and seeing Michael Shannon take on the role in this Theater for a New Audience production sounds especially exciting. Arin…Read More »

Playbill: 23/24 Season Announcement

“Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks to star in Waiting for Godot Off-Broadway. A United States premiere, a revival of Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s Public Obscenities, and more have been announced for TFANA’s 2023-24 Season.” Click here to read more on our 2023-24 season from Playbill

TheaterMania: 23/24 Season Announcement

“Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks to star in Waiting for Godot Off-Broadway. The production will be presented by Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center. The season will also include Annie Dorsen’s Prometheus Firebringer (September 15-October 1), the Soho Rep and NAATCO production of Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s Public Obscenities (January 17-February 18), and Zinnie Harris’s Macbeth (an…Read More »

BroadwayWorld: 23/24 Season Announcement

“Theatre for a New Audience has revealed its 2023-24 season of Shakespeare alongside classic and contemporary authors: British artist Zinnie Harris explores Lady Macbeth in the American Premiere of her new play, Macbeth (an undoing), written and directed by Ms. Harris after Shakespeare in a production from the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, presented by TFANA in association…Read More »

Orpheus Descending New York Times Feature

‘Maggie Siff and Erica Schmidt on a Williams Play ‘Shot Through With Desire’ “Orpheus Descending,” a rarely revived play about the treatment of outsiders, has only become more meaningful for its star and its director. Read more from The New York Times here. Orpheus Descending is playing now through August 6. Click here to learn more and buy…Read More »

Orpheus Descending Review: The New York Sun

“The tender side of Tennessee Williams… stage and screen veteran Maggie Siff and Pico Alexander are supported by an excellent ensemble under Erica Schmidt’s unflinching direction in this new production. Maggie Siff gives a performance of sinuous wit and ferocious resolve, showing us the life force that burns beneath Lady’s bitter frustration making her tragic…Read More »

Orpheus Descending Review: The New Yorker

“Siff is a powerful performer who maintains a taut string of connection with the audience…The direction is fluid and affecting.” Read more from The New Yorker here. Orpheus Descending is now playing through August 6. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Orpheus Descending Review: The New York Review of Books

“EXCELLENT ACTING AND DIRECTION …the brilliant ANA REEDER (Vee Talbot) …. JULIA McDERMOTT (Carol Cutrere), the outspoken, damaged scion of privilege….PICO ALEXANDER (as Val ) and especially MAGGIE SIFF (as Lady) imbue their roles with the gravity and wit. Siff’s wounded intensity is consistently plausible and affecting. We need to believe that Lady’s recklessness—carrying on…Read More »