Merchant of Venice: “A Vital and Invigorating Revival” -TheaterMania

“A Vital and Invigorating Revival” Read more from TheaterMania here. The Merchant of Venice is now playing through March 6. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Merchant of Venice: “Best Off-Broadway Shows to See this Spring” -Time Out

“The estimable John Douglas Thompson plays the vengeance-bent moneylender Shylock in the latest stab at Shakespeare’s troublesome Jew-baiting tragicomedy. Arin Arbus directs this coproduction of Theatre for a New Audience and Shakespeare Theatre Company, with a diverse company that includes Isabel Arraiza, Shirine Babb as Nerissa, Jeff Biehl, Danaya Esperanza, Alfredo Narciso and Sanjit De Silva.” Read more from…Read More »

Merchant of Venice: “Most Anticipated Plays of Spring 2022” -NY Magazine

“John Douglas Thompson in The Merchant of Venice, One of the Most Anticipated Plays of 2022 Spring Theatre Season” –Helen Shaw, New York Magazine Read more from New York Magazine here. The Merchant of Venice is now playing through March 6. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.            

Merchant of Venice: “7 Shows to Enrich Your Black History Month” – Theatermania

“When thinking about Shakespeare and Black roles, Othello usually jumps to mind. But Theatre for a New Audience is doing something different with The Merchant of Venice, the Bard’s play about an ill-fated voyage and a macabre bit of collateral. John Douglas Thompson, who is one of the greatest living classical actors (and who happens to be Black),…Read More »

GNIT Review: Time Out New York

★★★★ “Questioned about his odd last name, the antihero of Will Eno’s Gnit shrugs and replies, ‘It’s a typo…but we decided to just go with it.’ That no-big-deal energy is prevalent throughout Eno’s new play, whose characters grapple with the biggest of big questions— What is love? Is there a God? What is my purpose?—with…Read More »

GNIT Review: The New York Times

“GENUINELY HILARIOUS, the turns are unpredictable and the performers, especially the priceless Deborah Hedwall as Mother Gynt, Jordan Bellow as several different characters, and of course Joe Curnutte in the lead role, seem to effortlessly hit their cues… GNIT IS BRAINY AND FULL OF RHETORICAL MAGIC.” —The New York Times   Click here to read…Read More »

GNIT Review: New York Magazine

“Will Eno’s EXISTENTIAL COMEDY… is the story of a soul’s journey through life… A SATIRE ABOUT THE ABSURDITIES OF SELF-CONFIDENCE.” – New York Magazine   Click here to read the full review for Gnit, by Will Eno directed by Oliver Butler, in New York Magazine. Learn more about Gnit here.    

Playbill: 21/22 Season Announcement

“Will Eno’s Gnit to Return to TFANA for 2021–2022 Season. The Off-Broadway company will also present a play by Alice Childress and a Shakespeare take directed by Arin Arbus.” —Playbill Click here to read more on our 2021–22 season from Playbill.

The New York Times: SWINGIN’ THE DREAM

“Shakespeare, Swing and Louis Armstrong. So What Went Wrong? Three theaters are exploring “Swingin’ the Dream,” which tanked on Broadway in 1939, but opens a window on the racial and artistic dynamics of its time.” —The New York Times Click here to read more on Swingin’ the Dream in The New York Times.   Presented by…Read More »

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.