Manhattan Repertory Theatre
 

  COME PLAY! 

 

"Manhattan Repertory Theatre is one of the most intelligently run small theatres I've ever been in. It has been a great experience. " 
- Rob Corbett , Playwright/Producer - MAN CAVE -

 
 

We HAVE moved!

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So this past Autumn we moved to our new space at 17-19 West 45th St and it is beautiful. We are so excited to continue to help develop theatre in the Heart of Times Square, the theatrical center of the universe. We were 11 years on 42nd St.  We hope to be another 20 years here in our gorgeous new space.

AND, as part of our new mission, we want to help develop NEW ARTISTS too!  We want to give young playwrights, and young actors creative opportunities and we want to help them develop their skills.  So in addition to all that we do here, we are adding a new component to Manhattan Rep.  MRT KIDS!  Weekend Workshops, Acting "CAMP" and performance opportunities. It's time we help YOUNG ARTISTS grow and develop their craft for they are the future of this art form called Theatre.

So in addition to our "Older" offerings, please check out our MRT KIDS offerings below and under the MRT KIDS navigation button above.

Thanks for continuing to PLAY with us.  We promise you more good stuff in 2017 and some exciting performance opportunities too.

Jennifer Pierro and Ken Wolf

Co-Founders

Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

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Jennifer Pierro in The Match Game


 

THE PLAYWRITING BLOG

Working in the vacuum of a computer screen can prove daunting for one is often trapped within the box of their perceptions and beliefs. 

This “Playwriting Blog“ is designed to offer strategies and techniques for playwrights (and writers in general) "to get out of their heads" and write better, feel more motivated, get into that CREATIVITY ZONE, find more productive ways to complete a work, and to simply have more fun creating! 

 

 

Play Submissions

 

“We loved our experience at MRT! Ken runs such a tight ship, and he does it with great passion and humor. The 10 Minute Play Contest was a blast! We had so much fun doing the show multiple times, and Ken was incredibly supportive of the writers, actors and directors. He clearly loves presenting new theatrical works. And he keeps his theatre immaculate! He is also great with emails - very responsive and specific. Overall a fantastic experience, and I hope to come back again!” 

- Pamela Weiler Grayson - Playwright/Producer -

HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?  

WINNER -  10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST July 2016


January 25 - January 30, 2017
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre
17-19 West 45th St. Third Floor (Between 5th and 6th Ave.) 

Do you have strong feelings about the outcome of our last election?
Do you have a play (or can you write a play) which might express your feelings which you can put together by the end of January for this event?
We are seeking passionate plays which explore the issues and belief systems being created by whatever just happened this past November!

Seeking 7 - 20 minute fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to be performed in late January.) 


We want to help you develop your play and bring it to the next level.  So often short plays are the beginning of a much larger play.  Seeing it come to life on an Off Off Broadway stage where the response is immediate and vital “informs” your play and your writing. Producers in the past have brought in short plays, and then developed them into full-length plays. Others have produced a short play so successfully here, they learn how easy a process it can be to develop a play, that they start work on a longer work. Getting your short play on its feet and on stage is the most important thing you can do in the development of your work as a playwright. It will help jump start your motivation and your career.  But to bring your play to a big theatre FESTIVAL way downtown where everything is rushed and where the pressure is high, where you have to hire technicians and stage managers in addition to casting actors, where you are rushed in and out of the theatre so that more plays can be put up that night, IS THAT GOING TO HELP YOUR PLAY? Or will it just make you feel overwhelmed?


 

A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth. 
- Edward Albee -

 

Seeking fully produced, 
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by Late Jan.)
10 minute (or under) 1 act plays for MRT's

10 Minute Play Series,

January 25 and January 27, 2017
 
Each 10 minute or less play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and minimum of 2 performances


Summer Play Spectacular 2017 - June 1 - August 31, 2017

YOU RECEIVE 100% OF THE TICKET SALES!

Seeking Fully Produced Plays 30 - 75 minutes

For a $595 fee, you get a 2 hour tech/dress in the theatre (Nights and weekends), and TWO performances, and YOU GET ALL OF THE TICKET SALES!  

You also received free ticketing service, a webpage for your show, a venue manager, reduced rate rehearsal rental space in the theatre if you want, and a brand new beautiful, clean,  theatre on West 45th St to present your work and you get 100% of the ticket sales.  We are only accepting 15 plays for this event.


Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.  

- Meryl Streep -


 
 
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What happens when 8 Puppies decide to break out of the Puppy Mill?  

Action, Adventure and a big lesson on Teamwork!   

Don't miss this wonderful play performed by Young Adult actors ages 10 -16!


 

THIS WEEK AT MANHATTAN REP

January Short Play Project

Escape from Puppy Pen by Ken Wolf


I can't expose a human weakness on the stage unless I know it through having it myself.

-Tennessee Williams -


Roma and Juliet - The Classic Shakespearean Tale

featuring Roma, The Wonder Dog!