TFANA in the News

FINANCIAL TIMES: ★★★★★ Fairview Review

★★★★★ “Fairview explodes into life in the final act, where all these tensions are magnified with extraordinary boldness and loopy theatrical energy. And yet Drury’s play remains an enigma, whose discombobulating effects linger long after the performance.” —Financial Times Read the full review from the Financial Times. Buy tickets to Fairview here.  

VOGUE: Theater is Coded as a White Space

“We were all excited to try to have a theater space—which is always coded as a white space, unless it’s a very specific kind of theater—shift for the benefit of people of color. Normally, it’s the reverse; people of color have to shift to fit into the room. I thought it could be cathartic to…Read More »

THEATERMANIA: Fairview Review

“Now, the play, along with its original cast, is playing a return engagement at Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center, where considerably more people can see why this extraordinary, form-shattering, hilarious new work is truly the best play of the year.” Read the full review from Theatermania. Buy tickets to Fairview here.    

JEFFREY HOROWITZ WINS OBIE FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz received an OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement on Monday, May 20, 2019. Read the New York Times and Broadway Journal articles.

AMERICAN THEATRE: Interview with Jackie Sibblies Drury

“I guess I wanted people of color generally to be acknowledged, in a way that’s complicated,” she answered with a certain hesitance. As someone who, like me, has been in situations where she was the only person of color in the audience, Drury wanted the work to acknowledge audience members who are still seen as…Read More »

On FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE

July 23, 2019 Dear Friends of Theatre for a New Audience: I’m writing about Terrence McNally’s FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE on Broadway starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon and directed by Arin Arbus. The production must close July 28.   Here’s why you should you see it.     The play’s been called…Read More »

NY TIMES: FAIRVIEW wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize

“Ms. Drury’s dazzling play appears at first to be a family comedy, but subverts expectations with a head-spinning shift in content and form that forces theatergoers to think in new ways about race and the white gaze. Ms. Drury, 37, said she was trying “to communicate to white people what it’s like walking around in…Read More »

VOGUE: Meet the Playwrights, Actors, and Directors Radically Reshaping Broadway

  “One of the most startlingly original voices belongs to this year’s Pulitzer winner Jackie Sibblies Drury, who has had a breakthrough season with two critically acclaimed plays on the New York stage—most recently, at Lincoln Center Theater, the exhilarating Marys Seacole, a time- and continent-hopping look at the tradition of African American women as caregivers,…Read More »

NY TIMES: How These Black Playwrights Are Challenging American Theater

“Jackie Sibblies Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu and Jordan E. Cooper, on influences, gatekeepers and helping “the young black theater nerd find work that looks like them.” READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE.    

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 »