TFANA in the News

Hartford Courant on THE PRISONER

“The Prisoner is a story made to be told in the theater. Here we all are in the audience, facing uncomfortable truths, lost in thought, staring straight ahead.” Read more from the Hartford Courant on The Prisoner, coming to Polonksy Shakespeare Center November 24 through December 16. Learn more.

New Haven Register on THE PRISONER

“The Prisoner thrives on its simplicity in physical production design, words and performance. This 70-minute allegory fairly ripples with sprawling wisdom and compassion.” Read more from the New Haven Register on The Prisoner, coming to Polonksy Shakespeare Center November 24 through December 16. Learn more.

NewStatesman on THE PRISONER

The National Theatre’s The Prisoner is a moving example of Peter Brook’s “late style” Read more from the NewStatesman on The Prisoner, coming to Polonksy Shakespeare Center November 24 through December 16. Learn more.

Remembering Board Member Cicely Berry: A Note from Jeffrey Horowitz

October 19,  2018,  Jeffrey Horowitz letter to TFANA Staff about Cicely Berry Cicely Berry, Director of Voice, Royal Shakespeare Company, a Theatre for a New Audience associate artist and member of its Board,  died this past Monday.  She was 92.   I’d like to share some thoughts and history.  Following my letter are tributes from Gregory Doran,…Read More »

Hartford Courant Interview with Peter Brook on The Prisoner

“I really challenge the word ‘director.’ This is a collaboration. It’s an expedition. You can’t have an expedition if there isn’t someone who is responsible — the leader, the guide. But all of that depends on an independent person paying attention all the time to the questions. That person says ‘Look, we have to go…Read More »

“Unspeakable Crimes Haunt The Prisoner” from the New Haven Register

“Director Peter Brook, a spry 93, shows no sign of slowing down. The legendary director-writer of such iconic and influential stage productions as “Marat/Sade,” “King Lear,” and the 1963 film “Lord of the Flies” comes to New Haven with the American premiere production of “The Prisoner,” running at Yale Repertory Theatre through Nov. 17.” Read…Read More »


“Red earth of somewhere, not European…In The Prisoner, the stage has a look that has come to be associated with the work of Peter Brook…and when an elderly white man appears (an understated and slightly self-mocking Donald Sumpter), it is, indeed, to introduce a story that began for him long ago, during a journey in a distant…Read More »

The New York Times and The Guardian on Cicely Berry

TFANA mourns the loss of board member and long-time collaborator Cicely Berry,  who passed away October 15, 2018 at the age of 92.   “Cicely Berry, Who Taughts Actors Shakespeare’s Sound is Dead at 92” from The New York Times. Read more. “Cicely Berry Obituary in The Guardian. Read more.

Remembering Board Member Merle Debuskey

By Neil Genzlinger “We couldn’t have built Polonsky Shakespeare Center without his advocacy,” Mr. Horowitz said by email, referring to the facility that Theater for a New Audience opened in 2013 in Brooklyn. “When it came to making people listen about what mattered, Merle was persuasive, eloquent and funny.” READ THE FULL NEW YORK TIMES…Read More »

TFANA Talks with Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne Announced

Join us for free post-show conversations with artists and scholars after the following performances of The Prisoner: Saturday, December 1 at 2:00pm with Peter Brook, moderated by Richard McCoy Sunday, December 9 at 2:00pm with Peter Brook, moderated by Alisa Solomon Saturday, December 15 at 2:00pm with Peter Brook, moderated by Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz