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STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY

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 »

The Lobby at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Theatre for a New Audience is deeply sympathetic to the bravery of the protesters and importance of the protests. We condemn police brutality. But TFANA could not responsibly open its facility as it would not be able to ensure the health and safety of protesters, staff and volunteers using the lobby. Polonsky Shakespeare Center is…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.

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.

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 »

Kathryn Hunter nominated for Drama League Distinguished Performance Award

Congratulations to Kathryn Hunter on her nomination for the Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award for her role as Lady Timon in TIMON OF ATHENS—by William Shakespeare and  Thomas Middleton, directed by Simon Godwin. View the full list of nominees here.

TIMON OF ATHENS nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Award

Congratulations to the entire company of TIMON OF ATHENS—by William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton, directed by Simon Godwin—on your Off Broadway Alliance Award nomination for Best Play Revival. View the full list of nominees here.

WNYC’s “All of It”: MAD FOREST

Director Ashley Tata and Gideon Lester, who runs the Fisher Center at Bard, join “All of It” host Alison Stewart to discuss Bard’s modified-Zoom-based production of Caryl Churchill’s play “Mad Forest,” which is co-produced by Theatre for a New Audience. Listen to the full segment on WNYC here.

The New Yorker (review): Timon of Athens

“These clever phrasings are echoed in Hunter’s astounding performance. She brings to each dense moment a platter bejewelled with ironies.” Read the full review in The New Yorker.