The New York Times: MAD FOREST

College Students Colonize the Divided Romania of ‘Mad Forest’ In a livestream production of Caryl Churchill’s 1990 tale of riot-torn Bucharest, quarantined Bard acting students grapple with revolution. Read the full article by Ben Brantley on The New York Times here.

American Theatre: MAD FOREST

Caryl Churchill’s ‘Mad Forest’ Gets Ready for Its Close-Up A Zoom production by Bard College students gets a second life as a TFANA co-presentation, with sets, lights, props, and live editing. Read the full article on American Theatre here.

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards

Congratulations to the company of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS—by María Irene Fornés, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz—on their five Drama Desk Award nominations. Outstanding Revival of a Play Fefu and Her Friends, Theatre for a New Audience Outstanding Scenic Design for a Play Adam Rigg, Fefu and Her Friends Outstanding Costume Design for a Play Montana…Read More »

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 »