It’s indicative of TFANA’s intriguing programming that the company’s 2010-2011 season was dedicated to “two literary giants and their investigations into malevolence,” with productions of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, Macbeth, and The Merchant of Venice as well as an original adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novella Notes from Underground, featuring such actors as F. Murray Abraham, Bill Camp, and John Douglas Thompson.
Founded in 1979 by Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience seeks to vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama. The company produces shows for Off-Broadway audiences, and has also toured nationally and internationally. TFANA was the first American theater company to be invited to present a production of a Shakespeare play at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-on-Avon, England.
Theatre for a New Audience Information
- Venues: No Fixed venue at this time
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue (most are close to MTA transit routes)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Tuesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $75 for most shows, $10 tickets available for people ages 25 and under
- Subscriptions: Four-Play $167 and Three-Play $142. Subscriber benefits include discount membership with New York Theatre Workshop and ticket exchanges.