TFANA in the News

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.    

NY Times (review): Timon of Athens

“Simon Godwin’s staging [is] energetic…confident [with] brilliant sets and costumes by Soutra Gilmour. It takes less than no time, and a few pronoun flips, to accept Kathryn Hunter as Lady Timon, the wittily off-beat host of an arty Athenian salon. Hunter’s generosity as a performer—listening intently, never grandstanding—spills over into her interpretation. She contains multitudes.”…Read More »

Vulture (review): The Wild Invention of Fefu and Her Friends

…It would be easy to over-emphasize its radical qualities, though. This is not experimentalism as difficulty: It’s pleasure after pleasure. Director Lileana Blain-Cruz leans into its sense of overabundance by ignoring its birth in Off–Off scrappiness and staging the play as a trove of Fabergé eggs, each space a jewellike interior. READ THE FULL REVIEW…Read More »

Time Out NY (review): Fefu and Her Friends

“A play can be like a symphony, rapturous in a way that surpasses logic. María Irene Fornés’s ingenious Fefu and Her Friends is such a work, and this revival from director Lileana Blain-Cruz is nothing short of exquisite. Though the play hasn’t been performed Off Broadway since its 1977 premiere, it feels as ahead of…Read More »

Playbill: Designing the Undesignable Set for Fefu and Her Friends

Behind the Scenes of Off-Broadway’s Fefu and her Friends: María Irene Fornés’ play has gone unproduced professionally in NYC for four decades, but scenic designer Adam Rigg figured out a way to make it work for the TFANA production. Fefu and her Friends. If you haven’t heard of the play, you’re not alone. The play…Read More »

NY Times: María Irene Fornés: An Avant-Garde Theater Artist Gets Her Due

María Irene Fornés never had a play that opened on Broadway. Few of her 40 full-length works are regularly presented on major professional stages. Yet as anonymous as she is in the wider culture, she is revered by many in the theater world. “Irene is in the pantheon of the great writers like Beckett or…Read More »

NY Times Fall Preview: Fefu and Her Friends

 “Lileana Blain-Cruz directs a revival of María Irene Fornés’s 1977 feminist play about a group of women navigating a male-dominated world. Nov. 16-Dec. 8” —The New York Times Read the full Fall Preview in The New York Times. Click here to learn more about our upcoming production of Fefu and Her Friends, running November 16–December…Read More »