TFANA in the News

The New Yorker review: JULIUS CAESAR

“It’s a relief that this athletic and fluent production of Shakespeare’s perpetually relevant assassination parable, directed by Shana Cooper for Theatre for a New Audience, never draws direct lines, even winkingly, to current politics, instead allowing the audience the satisfaction of discovering the grim connections on its own.” Read the entire review in The New…Read More »

Jackie Sibblies Drury wins Blackburn Prize!

Congrats to Jackie Sibblies Drury on winning the 2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Fairview! This prize recognizes women from around the world who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. The judges for the 2019 prize were Michael Buffong, Maria Manuela Goyanes, Marianne Elliott, Jennifer Haley, Tamsin Greig, and Marin Ireland.…Read More »

New York Times feature on FAIRVIEW

“Fairview” begins as an easygoing comedy about a middle-class black family gathering for a birthday dinner and ends somewhere else entirely. A play about race, though not only about race, it includes a series of gestures and invitations that divide the audience. Divide the audience figuratively? Sure. That, too. In The New York Times, Ben…Read More »

New York Mag Review: Fairview

“Rare and intimidating, unresolved and raw…It left me with the blood pounding in my ears.” – Sara Holdren, New York Magazine Critic’s Pick Read the full review from New York Magazine here. Fairview starts performances June 2. Learn more.

Lighting and Sound America Review: About Alice

“An extension is in order, for it is difficult to imagine a more ardent love letter than the one Calvin Trillin has composed to his late wife, Alice. A slightly longer run would do all of us a world of good, for About Alice is an efflorescence of grace in a world that very much…Read More »

The Hollywood Reporter Review: About Alice

“Deeply affecting.” “[Carrie] Paff is so irresistible that not falling in love with her doesn’t seem an option. Bean is equally terrific, delivering Trillin’s droll one-liners in perfect deadpan fashion and allowing just enough emotion to seep into his controlled performance.” “It works beautifully as a two-character piece, because it allows Alice to represent herself.”…Read More »

Theatermania Review: About Alice

“Humorous and heartfelt, this touching tribute to Trillin’s late wife is not just the memoir of a marriage, but an intimate look into a lost culture shared only by two.” “[Jeffrey] Bean embodies an intelligent and inoffensive humorist, a man perfectly at ease chasing a sincere observation with a one-liner.” “[Carrie] Paff radiates Alice’s passion…Read More »

New York Stage Review: About Alice

★★★★ “An excellent production” “Warm, often funny, altogether charming.” “The author and his muse are winningly portraying by Jeffrey Bean and Carrie Paff.” “Bean and Paff convey the sense of people who obviously love spending time with each other, and they’re enjoyable company for anyone who cares to meet them.” “Foglia’s blending of [these] elements…Read More »

The New Yorker Radio Hour: About Alice

Calvin Trillin discusses his play and its journey from page to stage with New Yorker editor David Remnick. Listen to the full interview on The New Yorker Radio Hour here.    

WNYC’s “All of It”: About Alice

Calvin Trillin talks about his play, “About Alice” with “All of It” host Allison Stewart. Listen to the full interview on WNYC’s “All of It” here.