Theatre For A New Audience

154 Christopher Street, Suite 3D
New York, NY 10014



The mission of Theatre for a New Audience is to develop and vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama. In 2001, Theatre for a New Audience became the first American theater to be invited to bring a production of Shakespeare to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon.Values and Strategies:

To advance our mission and values, Theatre for a New Audience:

- Produces Shakespeare side by side with other plays of classic stature and major contemporary plays, creating a dialogue over centuries between Shakespeare and other authors about our contemporary world;

- Builds long-term associations with artists and offers programs for their growth and ongoing development;

- Promotes the humanities by presenting dynamic discussions with leading intellects in a variety of fields in conjunction to the plays we present;

- Plays for wide-ranging audiences—from connoisseurs of diverse repertory to young people who are seeing groundbreaking productions for the first time;

- Promotes access for diverse audiences by offering economically-priced tickets;

- Provides rich arts-in-education programs, including teacher training and the largest arts-in-education program in New York City to introduce Shakespeare to Public School students;

- Uses its facilities and intellectual resources to serve the local artistic, educational and social communities where the Theatre operates, and contributes to the international theatre community through touring, artistic exchanges and partnerships.

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