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Theatre for a New Audience

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  3. Phone : 866-811-4111
  4. Alt Phone : 212-229-2819
  5. Address : 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Our mission is to vitalize and develop the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama. We present Shakespeare side by side with neglected classics and major contemporary plays, cross-pollinating great works of the past with what is most compelling in theatre now.

We created and run the largest arts-in-education programs to introduce Shakespeare in the NYC Public Schools to students from the fifth through twelfth grades. Our programs began in 1983 and many of the schools we work with are in Brooklyn. These programs help build literacy and broaden the audience for classic drama. We have already reached over 115,000 students in some of the City’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. By refusing to dumb down great plays for young audiences, we engage kids with some of the greatest dramatic literature ever written.

The Theatre leads a summer institute at Columbia University to train teachers in Shakespeare, provides a free summer theatre program for NYC Public High School students, and sustains a program in playwriting for formerly homeless men at Project Renewal.


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