Michael Boyd, 68, Who Invigorated the Royal Shakespeare Company, Dies

Read the full obituary in The New York Times. Michael Boyd, who led the Royal Shakespeare Company as artistic director from 2002 to 2012, a decade in which he stabilized the organization while undertaking ambitious projects including a heralded New York residency and the mounting of the un-Shakespearean hit show “Matilda the Musical,” died on…Read More »

Orpheus Descending Review: The New York Sun

“The tender side of Tennessee Williams… stage and screen veteran Maggie Siff and Pico Alexander are supported by an excellent ensemble under Erica Schmidt’s unflinching direction in this new production. Maggie Siff gives a performance of sinuous wit and ferocious resolve, showing us the life force that burns beneath Lady’s bitter frustration making her tragic…Read More »

Director Erica Schmidt Interview in Vogue

“A Drama Desk-, Lucille Lortel-, and BAFTA-nominated director and writer of works for stage and screen, Erica Schmidt has an impressive track record of bringing historical works to bear on their contemporary contexts in original and incisive ways. In this powerful and searching production [of Orpheus Descending], starring Maggie Siff and Pico Alexander, the political…Read More »

Orpheus Descending – “Productions We Can’t Wait to See This Summer.” – New York Magazine

“A lesser-known Tennessee Williams play gets an appealing star in Maggie Siff (of Billions) — to be directed by Mac Beth’s Erica Schmidt.” Read more from New York Magazine here. Orpheus Descending runs July 9 through August 6. Click here to learn more.

Orpheus Descending – Summer Theatre Preview in The New Yorker

“And what was the last time that Tennessee Williams’s “Orpheus Descending” (Polonsky Shakespeare Center, July 9) was given a serious New York production? The glittering Maggie Siff (“Mad Men,” “Billions”) stars in the superheated Southern drama at Brooklyn’s Theatre for a New Audience, where she scorched the boards as Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing,”…Read More »

360° Viewfinder: Fuente Ovejuna

Read the Fuente Ovejuna 360° Viewfinder, the Theatre’s free online guide to the production. This issue centers discussion around Lope de Vega’s subversive investigations into power, human rights, and resistance through scholarly articles by Barbara Fuchs, Carlos Bousoño, and Douglas Parker and includes Jonathan Kalb’s interview with director Flordelino Lagundino and Music Director Paddy Cunneen. View the…Read More »

Wedding Band Receives 3 Drama League, 4 Outer Critics Circle, and 4 Drama Desk Nominations

This week, Theatre for a New Audience’s production of Alice Childress’s Wedding Band received three Drama League Award nominations, four Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and four Drama Desk Award nominations. These recent accolades are in addition to three Obies, seven Audelco nominations and two awards, and being named among the Best of 2022 Theatre…Read More »

Wedding Band Wins 3 Obie Awards

The winners of the 66th Obie Awards, covering the 2020-2022 seasons, were announced on February 24, 2023. Three artists were honored for their work on Theatre for a New Audience’s production of Alice Childress’s Wedding Band: Awoye Timpo for Direction, Brittany Bradford for Performance, and Qween Jean, who received a Special Citation for costume design.…Read More »

360° Viewfinder: Exploring Shakespeare’s Histories

Read the Richard II & Henry IV 360° Viewfinder, the Theatre’s free online guide to the production. This issue includes an investigation into power rupture, passing, and legitimacy in the history plays by Tanya Pollard as well as Ayanna Thompson’s interview with director Eric Tucker and actors Christian Camargo, Susannah Perkins, and Jay O. Sanders. View the full 360°…Read More »

Playbill: Workshops Cast Announcement

“Broadway Alums to star in Repertory Workshop of Richard II and Henry IV at TFANA. Theatre for a New Audience has announced the repertory cast for its upcoming run of Experimental Workshops/Exploring the Histories at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center. Five script-in-hand performances will be presented each of Richard II and Dakin Matthews’ adaptation of Henry IV January 26-February 5.” Read more…Read More »