TFANA's Jeffrey Horowitz Featured in NY Times
Theatre for a New Audience's Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz set an ambitious four-play season, he speaks to The New York Times about making it all come together in a time full of turmoil for small theatre companies.
This Times excerpt gives a clear vision of the tough road to successfully survive in the current climate, "Mr. Horowitz is working with commercial producers to run the numbers on possible transfers of one or both productions to the Little Shubert Theater, Circle in the Square or perhaps another Broadway or Off Broadway house. One idea under serious consideration, Mr. Horowitz said, is running both plays in tandem at a single theater, with six matinees and six evening performances a week. All of which underscores what is lacking for this 30-year-old theater company: a theater of its own". To read the entire article click here.
Theatre for a New Audience's Winter-Spring Shakespeare Season began with Othello and continues with Hamlet plays through April 19. Both productions play at The Duke on 42nd Street SM, a New 42nd Street® project, 229 West 42nd Street. Othello will return for a limited number of performances.
Hamlet features Christian Camargo in the title role. The production is directed by David Esbjornson. Joining Mr. Camargo will be Alyssa Bresnahan as Gertrude, Alvin Epstein as Polonius, Graham Hamilton as Laertes, Jennifer Ikeda as Ophelia and Patrick Page as Claudius.
Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director said, "Theatre for a New Audience's cornerstone is Shakespeare. We're thrilled to be presenting two great tragedies each with full casts. Together these productions are employing a total of 29 Actor Equity actors and stage managers. This is the first time we are producing Hamlet and the second time we have produced Othello. Both plays are particularly apt for our times. As, in our 2007 presentations of Marlowe's The Jew of Malta and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, our 2009 Winter-Spring Shakespeare season is representative of our plans to produce major classic plays in relation to one another."