Theatre for a New Audience’s Work Highlighted in “Best of” Lists

The Village Voice

“The company that risked most and achieved most was Theatre for a New Audience – its productions of Granville-Barker’s Waste, Gilbert’s Engaged… Bond’s Saved [and] the best Shakespeare New York saw in the decade, poetically alive and vividly contemporary: Darko Tresnjak’s Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham, and David Esbjornson’s Hamlet with Christian Camargo.” – The Decade’s Best Theatre, Michael Feingold

The New York Times

“John Douglas Thompson played the title role in the Theater for a New Audience’s nigh-perfect Othello, directed with confidence by a newcomer, Arin Arbus, who qualifies as the most gifted new director to emerge this year. [Thompson’s] fine work this year will not soon be forgotten by those privileged to see it. There may be no better classical actor working in the New York theater right now.” – Best of 2009, Charles Isherwood

“John Douglas Thompson (previously seen Off Broadway [at Theatre for a New Audience] as a truly majestic Othello) staked his claim as one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation.” – Best of 2009, Ben Brantley