Theatre for a New Audience

New York, NY
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Theatre for a New Audience is an Off-Broadway producer of Shakespeare and classic drama, founded in 1979 by Jeffrey Horowitz. The company’s mission is to develop and vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama. Through its bold, text-based productions, the company broadens cultural literacy and engages diverse audiences in masterworks that offer context and perspective to current events and contemporary life. Intrinsic to their mission are their arts-in-education programs. Their in-depth residencies introduce Shakespeare and classic drama to students in the New York City Public Schools and expand their humanities and audience engagement programs. In its 33-year history, Theatre for a New Audience has built an international reputation for artistic excellence, with productions that have consistently earned prestigious nominations and awards, including the Drama Desk, OBIE, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Tony.

For Shakespeare in American Communities, Theatre for a New Audience will present student matinees of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (October 2013 to January 2014) directed by Julie Taymor, as part of their World Theatre Project. The company will provide related educational activities, including residencies and a curriculum guide. They anticipate reaching 15 schools in Brooklyn.