2021–2022 Season


SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW ON SALE

Join us as a valued subscriber and save on tickets to our productions with utmost flexibility. Plus, enjoy exclusive benefits like priority booking, flexible ticket exchanges, discounted guest tickets, and more. Full list of benefits below. 


2021-2022 Subscription Packages

Save with flexible ticket options to be used in any combination to the three shows in our 2021-2022 season:

2 Ticket Flex : $120
3 Ticket Flex: $180
4 Ticket Flex: $240

 

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October 30–November 21, 2021

N.Y. PREMIERE

GNIT

By Will Eno
Directed by Oliver Butler

“[Audiences] will delight in how snugly Ibsen’s peculiar drama accommodates Mr. Eno’s flair for playing games with language and his offbeat humor, which cuts to the heart as incisively as it tickles the funny bone.” —The New York Times reviewing the 2013 world premiere of Gnit at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival

Peter Gnit, a modern-day version of Ibsen’s heroic character Peer Gynt, is a carefree young man on a reckless search for Experience and the True Self. Armed with tales from his mother of his early greatness and his absent father, he heads out into the world. Like all true stories of human endeavor and adventure, Gnit is part horror story, part fairy tale, and part road movie. A timely reckoning with received notions of Rugged Individualism and the self-made person. The play is performed with a 19-month break, filled with real-life tales of isolation, loss, courage, and love, and a 15-minute intermission. Come see how it all turns out.

 
 

 

February 5–March 6, 2022

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Arin Arbus
Featuring John Douglas Thompson
A Co-Production with Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare’s perennially contested play about corrosive bigotry and blinding vengeance is poised squarely at the radioactive intersection of race, class and religion in Arin Arbus’ production. John Douglas Thompson stars as the ill-used, vindictive money-lender Shylock in his fifth classical collaboration with Arbus. The show’s uniquely diverse company and creative team evoke a deeply stratified Venice suffused with racism, misogyny, classism and homophobia, its connections to our own grievously fractured world vivid, stark and startling.

 


 

April 23–May 15, 2022

WEDDING BAND
A Love/Hate Story in Black and White

By Alice Childress
Directed by Awoye Timpo

Set in the deep south at the end of World War I during the flu epidemic, Alice Childress’s seldom-produced masterpiece is one of American drama’s most mercilessly revealing tales of interracial love. A jewel of theatrical concision and detail, the play traces a devoted couple’s caustic confrontations with anti-miscegenation laws, vicious family racism, community disapproval and finally deadly disease and their own long-buried feelings. Wedding Band, written in the heat of the Civil Rights era, speaks with stunning clarity to the public debates of the Black Lives Matter era. Awoye Timpo directs the play’s first New York production since its New York premiere in 1972.

“Wedding Band” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

 

 


 

(re)clamation

A new podcast series covering different aspects of Black theatre history
Presented by TFANA
Produced by CLASSIX
 
Release date to be announced.
 
(re)clamation is an intervention in the current conversation around theatre history. This free podcast from CLASSIX and Theatre for a New Audience re-centers and uplifts the Black writers and storytellers of the American theatre–both the celebrated and the forgotten. Each act of the podcast will explore a different era or theme in Black theatre history through interviews, conversations, and excerpts of first-hand accounts. It will premiere on TFANA’s website and be available at no charge. 

 


HUMANITIES

All of the above productions offer free complementary humanities programming exploring the language and ideas of the authors and productions.
 
TFANA Talks: two post-performance conversations with artists and thinkers that take place during the run of each production.
 
360 Viewfinder: an online publication exploring each production. 
 
 

 

Enhanced Flexibility This Season

  • Free exchanges or refunds in the event a patron has been diagnosed with, tested positive for, or exhibited symptoms of COVID-19; or has been in close proximity to any individual who has been diagnosed with, tested positive for, or exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Subscribers have access to free ticket exchanges until curtain and unlimited guest tickets.
  • Single ticket buyers have access to no-fee ticket exchanges until 24 hours prior to curtain. (A $5 exchange fee applies after that point.)

 


 

$20 NEW DEAL TICKETS

 
TFANA will also continue its popular New Deal Program, which offers $20 tickets for the best available seats at all performances for all productions, for those age 30 and under or full-time students of any age. (Proof of age or full-time student status required.) Click here to learn more.
 
 
 
 

*All New Deal ticket holders must be 30 years of age and under or full-time students. ID required for pick up.
All productions, artists, and dates are subject to change. 21-22 Subscriptions
 are non-refundable, subject to change, and valid only for the 21-22 Season.

 


 

 

 

 

Deloitte and Bloomberg Philanthropies are the 2021-2022 Season Sponsors.

Principal support for Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs is provided by The Hearst Foundations, JLGreene Arts Access Fund in the New York Community Trust, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Thompson Family Foundation, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs are also made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts; Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Endowment support for The Merchant of Venice is provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama.