A MONTH-LONG FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

produced in collaboration with Boston University, Israeli Stage, Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater

New Repertory Theatre in collaboration with Boston Center for American Performance, Boston University, Israeli Stage, and Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater will present several of playwright Joshua Sobol’s works during the month of March and April, as well as a conversation with Mr. Sobol interviewed by WBUR’s ARTery Editor Ed Siegel on Sunday, March 26, 7:30pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. Mr. Sobol is in Boston as part of the In Residence at Israeli Stage program. These events will coincide with the Boston University New Play Initiative New Works Fest, which will be curated by playwright and Boston University professor Kirsten Greenidge, both of which will include and celebrate works with sociopolitical themes.

“The impact of theatre on our culture and society is vital,” says New Rep Artistic Director, Jim Petosa. “Its effects are resounding, especially in times of societal upheaval and turmoil, when theatre becomes a beacon, a place where ideas can be dissected and discussed. Over his impressive career Joshua Sobol has been a foremost practitioner in the realm of theatrical activism, which is why we are pleased to be partnering with so many esteemed organizations to present his works during the months of March and April. Combined with Boston University’s New Play Initiative New Works Festival, it is our hope that this month-long journey will inspire, enlighten, and provide the necessary forum in which we all may come together in conversation.”


Boston Center for American Performance presents

Boston University New Play Initiative New Works Fest | Staged Readings

curated by Kirsten Greenidge
March 16-18 | TheatreLab@855 | 855 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston
Free and open to the public | More information at bu.edu/cfa/npi

 


New Rep and Boston Center for American Performance present in association with
Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater

Sinners by Joshua Sobol | Fully Staged Production

directed by Brian Cox
featuring Nicole Ansari
March 23-April 2 | TheatreLab@855 | 855 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston


New Rep and Boston Center for American Performance present in association with
Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater

Love in Dark Times by Joshua Sobol | Staged Reading

directed by Charles McAteer
featuring Nicole Ansari and Sabra Jones
Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00pm | TheatreLab@855 | 855 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston
Free and open to the public

 


New Rep and Israeli Stage present

A Conversation with Joshua Sobol

Interviewed by WBUR’s The ARTery Editor Ed Siegel
Sunday, March 26 at 7:30pm | Mosesian Center for the Arts | 321 Arsenal Street | Watertown
Tickets will be on sale soon!

 


Israeli Stage presents

King, David by Joshua Sobol | Staged Reading

Wednesday, April 5 at 7pm | Wellesley College
Sunday, April 9 at 3pm | Harvard University
More information at israelistage.com

 


 

About JOSHUA SOBOL
Joshua Sobol is a playwright, director, and author. Sobol has written over 75 plays and directed productions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Israel, and the United States. He is currently the playwright in residence at Israeli Stage. His most famous play, Ghetto, has been performed in 24 countries, and his plays have garnered many awards including The Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the YearThe Critics’ Circle London Theatre Awards – Best New Play 1989Laurence Olivier Award Nomination for Best PlayMainichi Art Prize – Best Play of the YearYumiuri Shimbun Grand Prize for Best Play of the Year. Sobol won five David’s Harp awards for Best Israeli Play and won the Israeli Theatre Award for Lifetime Achievement. Sobol was awarded The Golden Medal of the City of Vienna for Excellent Achievement in 2014.

About NEW REP PRESENTS

New Rep Presents continues the conversations we explore during our season, channeling our mission to speak powerfully to the vital ideas of our time, expanding the discussion, and delving into topics that have become the cornerstone of the New Rep experience.

About NEW REPERTORY THEATRE

New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning, professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. For over 30 years, New Rep has been a leader of self-produced theatre in greater Boston, producing contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, and musicals in both the 340-seat Mainstage Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater. Annually, New Rep serves over 40,000 patrons, including 2,000 season subscribers. In addition to its mainstage productions, New Rep produces Next Voices, a program dedicated to developing new plays with playwrights through staged readings and world premiere productions. Under its Lifelong Enrichment Arts Programs (LEAP), New Rep also produces its Classic Repertory Company, Page To Stage, Insider Experiences, and Spotlight Symposium Series.

About BOSTON CENTER FOR AMERICAN PERFORMANCE

Boston Center for American Performance serves as the professional production extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. Expanding the definition of the College as an “artistic home,” BCAP is designed to foster significant interaction between members of the professional performing arts world and the College. BCAP employs professional artists to collaborate directly with student artists in a way that encourages intergenerational learning not only through the forging of strong teacher/student relationships, but through the creation of artistic collaborations between artists of differing levels of experience. It is the College’s conviction that such collaborations will have a profound impact on the College’s educational mission, become a significant source of inspiration for the creation of new work and/or new approaches to existing work, and provide the College with a professional extension of its expanding and diverse aesthetic.

About GREENSBORO ARTS ALLIANCE & RESIDENCY/MIRROR THEATER LTD
Mirror Theater Ltd, originally founded in 1983 by Sabra Jones, is the spiritual successor to Harold Clurman’s Group Theatre and Eva Le Gallienne’s Civic Repertory. The founding initiative was spearheaded by the legendary philanthropist, Laurance S. Rockefeller, and received additional endowments from Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Dina Merrill, Kitty Carlisle Hart, and Paul Newman, as well as NYSCA, ATT, the Astor Foundation, The Lilah Acheson Wallace Foundation, and a host of others. The Mirror Theater Ltd’s Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency (GAAR) strives to benefit the community of Greensboro by providing year-round cultural and artistic opportunities to the residents of Greensboro and its surrounding areas. Founded in 2005, GAAR operates year-round, employs Greensboro-based staff, and its events have brought together the thousands of people who come to Greensboro every year. GAAR to date has produced over 60 plays in Vermont, as well as beginning an Opera Company and a much lauded Children’s Musical Comedy Professional Training Camp. GAAR also works in the public school system to offer the full canon of Shakespeare as well as training. The Mirror is proud to have produced over 172 plays on Broadway, off-Broadway, in London, regionally, and on television. The Mirror’s work has been nominated for a Tony as well as numerous awards including Outer Critics Best Overall Excellence and Best Acting Ensemble and the Brown and Williamson Award for their Arts & Education program, which has been a recipient of multi-year funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs.

About ISRAELI STAGE
Our Mission: Sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre. Building cultural bridges through theatre and dialogue. Dialogue Reflections: We are committed to hearing your voice. Each and every performance is followed by a Dialogue Reflection, providing a platform for you to share ideas, hold nuanced dialogue, and reflect on the plays’ themes. We are committed to having you be a part of our mission and our cultural bridge. Overview: Since its Inaugural Season in 2010-11, Israeli Stage has produced over twenty plays (as staged readings and full production), exposing audiences to Regional, American and World Premieres of Israeli plays.