Now in its third decade, New Rep has established a reputation for productions of “thought-provoking shows centered on big ideas,” ranging from such plays as Waiting for Godot, The Pillowman,Topdog/Underdog; Quills, and A Girl’s War to such musicals asRagtime, The Threepenny Opera, and Sweeney Todd. For its efforts, the company has been awarded many Boston Area theatre awards, including 18 Elliot Norton Awards and 26 IRNE Awards.
New Rep is also committed to bringing new works to the stage. To that end, it has presented regional, city, or world premieres of plays by Athol Fugard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Weller, Dael Orlandersmith, Doug Wright, and many others. The company is the Boston representative in the National New Play Network, an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development and production of new works for the American theatre. In its home at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, New Rep has two performance spaces: the 340-seat Mosesian Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater. During the 2006-2007 season, the company introduced Downstage @ New Rep, a series of edgy, new pieces performed in the Black Box’s intimate environs.
New Repertory Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule generally Wednesday through Sunday.
- Ticket Prices: $10–$59; discounts for seniors, students (under 25), and WGBH members, 20% off for groups of 10 or more (25% for 20 or more, 30% for 50 or more), groups of students numbering 10 or more can save up to 65%, $10–$15 exchange fee for non-subscribers
- Subscriptions: Seven-, Five-, and Three-Play mainstage subscriptions are available, as well as the Downstage@New Rep subscription, which offers savings on all of the programming in New Repertory Theatre’s Black Box performance space. Additionally, the theater provides the option of the A La Carte subscription, a customizable selection of up to four mainstage and downstage show.