Our First Home

News and information about our new theater in Brooklyn and the Fort Greene community.

FORBES Profiles Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Forbes discusses Theatre for a New Audience’s new home, how director Julie Taymor inaugurates the space with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and what the future holds for this company. Click here to read the full article.

Watch the NYC-ARTS Video Profile on Theatre for a New Audience’s New Home

NYC-ARTS recently aired a profile on Theatre for a New Audience’s new home and current season on THIRTEEN WNET. Click here to watch the full episode online.

Mayor Bloomberg cuts the ribbon at Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz was proud to welcome New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to cut the ribbon at Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, along with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Dr. Leonard S. Polonsky, Mark Rylance, Julie Taymor, and other distinguished guests. The New York Times…Read More »

Theatre for a New Audience Building Named Polonsky Shakespeare Center

We previously announced our first home was a Center for Shakespeare and Classical Drama. We are now honored to name our building Polonsky Shakespeare Center in recognition of a major private gift from The Polonsky Foundation. The next act begins. To read more about the Foundation’s transformational $10 million gift, please CLICK HERE for the…Read More »

A Seat for Shakespeare

Thanks to support from generous donors and the City of New York, we have raised more than $54.9 million towards our goal of $68.5 million, which includes a $10 million program and operating endowment. Theatre for a New Audience’s new home will open this fall with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by…Read More »

Julie Taymor to Direct ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

In January, Julie Taymor announced that she will direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the inaugural production in our first Brooklyn home.  She was recently featured in the New York Times, as well as the Guardian. To read either article, please click the links below: The New York Times The Guardian  

Theatre for a New Audience in The Wall Street Journal

Theatre for a New Audience was recently highlighted in an article in The Wall Street Journal.  The Journal polled 40 artists in the New York area to ask how they would distribute an imaginary $1M to arts organizations in the city, and our Theatre made the top ten!  One artist designated his would-be gift for…Read More »

Our First Home Shows Some Skin

During the past few months, many of the distinctive architectural features of Theatre for a New Audience’s first home have become apparent.  Gleaming charcoal-covered panels have been installed on the north and west façades, which change dramatically in different weather and light conditions.  The east façade’s signature glass curtainwall, providing a 60 x 60-foot expanse…Read More »

Theatre Celebrates Workers in Topping Out Ceremony

On Monday August 6, artists F. Murray Abraham, Arin Arbus, Zoe Caldwell, Ned Eisenberg, Dana Ivey, and Michael Rogers joined the Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, Managing Director Dorothy Ryan, and members of Theatre’s Board and staff to celebrate the “Topping Out” of our new theatre in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. Also on…Read More »

The Cast of The Taming of the Shrew visits the Theatre’s Construction Site

On Friday, April 20, just a day before their final weekend of sold-out performances of the New York Magazine Critic’s Pick, The Taming of the Shrew, the cast of the production visited the site of Theatre for a New Audience’s first home in the BAM Cultural District in Downtown Brooklyn. Donning hard hats, the cast…Read More »