Happy Holidays from Brave New World Repertory Theatre!
Without our devoted but small community of supporters, Brave New World’s mission to bring FREE performances to a wide and diverse Brooklyn audience simply isn’t possible. We believe that by promoting a love of theatre and building cultural bridges, we can help make this corner of the world a bit braver. We hope we can count on your support in 2016! Here’s what we’ll be up to:
We are honored and thrilled to present the world premiere of two-time Obie winner Charles L. Mee’s The Immortals, a trilogy of plays celebrating the lives of iconic artists Picasso, Matisse, and Van Gogh. While affectionately sending up Sunday in the Park and other works that exploit the cliché of the artist’s struggle, Mee laughs with, never at the artists, bringing us closer to their passion, even if we’ve never put paint to canvas in our lives. We know you will enjoy these plays and hope you’ll bring the whole family to our free performances in the spring. We want our site-specific location to be perfect, and will announce it early in 2016.
BNW is proud of its commitment to multicultural and multigenerational diversity in our community and on our stages. Pending a SU-CASA residency in senior centers (through a NYC Department of Cultural Affairs grant) BNW teaching artists look forward to working with older New Yorkers as they create their own unique “Artists Cabaret” from Mee’s The Immortals and meet the playwright himself at their performance. We are also thrilled to be assisting talented 4th graders from Cortelyou Academy on their Winter Musical at Roulette.
As an actor-driven company, we’re enormously proud of our members whose work extends beyond BNW with other local and regional theaters, on and off-Broadway and in film and TV. Among so much good work, we congratulate two BNW actors in particular: Sandra Mills Scott for her Audelco award for Best Actress in Maid’s Door at The Billie Holiday Theater, and BNW founding member Cynthia Babak, a 2015 recipient of the Tanne Foundation award for artistic excellence.
In 2015 we brought you The Miser, Major Barbara, and four new plays by Brooklyn writers. The year ahead brings Chuck Mee, our fourth season of Brave New Works, and pending funding, another world premiere: A site-specific adaptation of The Cherry Orchard seen through the lens of Reconstruction in Virginia, 1870. The only way we can pay our artists and not charge admission is with your help. A gift of $20.16 will help pay our actors stipends. Or celebrate our 13th season by sending $13. Perhaps consider becoming a member for $100 and get the best seats all year! We look forward to sharing this exciting season with you!
Co-Founder and Acting Artistic Director
Brave New World Repertory Theatre is a company of Brooklyn-based theatre professionals dedicated to creating dynamic productions of classic plays, as well as new works by Brooklyn writers. The company performs in unique and historic Brooklyn venues, reaching out to under-served audiences to promote a love of theatre.