Project Design Update

In 2003, Frank Gehry and Hugh Hardy began to collaboratively design Theatre for a New Audience’s first home in the BAM Cultural District.√Ǭ† Due to Frank Gehry’s busy schedule, our site change and the project’s timing, Mr. Gehry is unable to contribute to this final phase of design. Hugh Hardy will now be our sole architect.√Ǭ† Frank Gehry said, √¢‚Ǩ≈ìI’m sorry that I have to withdraw, but I’m a great fan of Hugh√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s and Theatre for a New Audience is going to have a terrific theatre.√¢‚Ǩ¬ù√Ǭ† Hugh Hardy, said, √¢‚Ǩ≈ìIn a collaboration, who did what is not so important as the whole.√Ǭ† What we’ve learned together will inform the final design.√¢‚Ǩ¬ù√Ǭ† Jeffrey Horowitz, the Theatre’s artistic director, added, “It’s been wonderful to work with Frank and Hugh and I look forward to completing our design.√Ǭ† Hugh Hardy is one of the world’s great theatre architects.√Ǭ† Our work with Hugh began before Frank joined the project.√Ǭ† The Mainstage — the heart of our building and the center of our artistic work — remains unchanged on our new site.√Ǭ† We’re going to have a wonderful theatre in a new Cultural District.√Ǭ† We look forward to sharing the final design with you in the fall, and to breaking ground in the spring of 2009.√¢‚Ǩ¬ù