All News

Waiting for Godot: “Best Shows to See This Fall” –The New York Times

“Seeing Michael Shannon take on the role of Estragon in this Theatre for a New Audience production sounds especially exciting.”–Steven McElroy, The New York Times Read more from The New York Times here. Waiting for Godot begins performances on November 3. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Waiting for Godot: “What to See This Season” –The New Yorker

“I once saw its stars, Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks, crack each other up onstage so hard that they had to hide under a blanket. If you think a little existential dread will make them behave, I’ve got a tree and a moon to sell you.” –Helen Shaw, The New Yorker  Read more from The New…Read More »

Waiting for Godot: “5 Shows to See in New York” –TheaterMania

“This Godot represents a reunion of two of the most unforgettable actors working on the New York stage… I’m expecting incredible things from this duo.” –Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania Read more from TheaterMania here. Waiting for Godot begins performances on November 3. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Waiting for Godot: “12 Shows to See This Fall” –Observer

“I can’t think of two actors I’d rather see do nothing than Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks.”–David Cote, Observer Read more from Observer here. Waiting for Godot begins performances on November 3. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Waiting for Godot: “Plays We Can’t Wait to See This Fall.” –New York Magazine

S.H.: “I’ve seen a couple of shows at TFANA, like The Art of Laughter and Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne’s Why?, that feel like they’re taking a step back to ask, “What is theater?” I like that they have a bit of a niche for that.” J.M.: They’re following that up with…Michael Shannon and Paul…Read More »

Waiting for Godot: “Best Off-Broadway Shows to See This Fall” –TimeOut

“Boardwalk Empire costars Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks reunite to play Estragon and Vladimir, a pair of static tramps killing time under a tree, in the latest revival of Samuel Beckett’s existentialist antidrama, directed by TFANA’s Arin Arbus. Ajay Naidu and Jeffrey Biehl complete the principal cast. Will Godot show up this time? Wait—and wait and…Read More »

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 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 »