Classic Stage Company
Classic Stage Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theater that re-imagines the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. Founded in 1967, the company presents plays from the past that speak directly to the issues of today. Their unique space and intimate staging enables artists and audiences to experience classics up close. Classic Stage Company has been honored with major awards, including the Obie, Lucille Lortel, Henry Hewes, Artios, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Off-Broadway Alliance, and Drama League Awards, and has earned wide critical acclaim for its consistently high-quality work. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, they strive toward four fundamental goals: explore celebrated classics and worthy neglected works; bring together established and emerging artists to collaborate and grow; sustain and expand the audience for classical theater in New York City and the tri-state area; and honor the classical tradition by nurturing new works inspired by the great stories of the past. With these goals in mind, they produce a full roster of high-quality productions, parallel series, and education and outreach initiatives that make classical theater accessible to more than 35,000 theatregoers, students, and artists each season.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Classic Stage Company will present student matinees and evening performances of The Tempest (March 2014). The company will provide related educational activities, including in-school workshops and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 30 schools from New York City and the boroughs.