"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 -


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So we have 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.  It has been quite a ride and we would like to thank EVERYONE who participated in our Fund, and who helped with our move.  Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!  We were 11 years on 42nd St.  We hope to be another 20 years here in our gorgeous new space.

As we move forward in our new space, we will continue to present new work, but we are also going to add more INTENSIVES - quick and informative seminars, very rarely lasting longer than a week, sometimes just one night, and sometimes actually leading to production, to help playwrights, actors and directors get even better at what they do!  

AND, as part of our new mission, we want to help develop NEW ARTISTS!  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 and some exciting performance opportunities too.

Jennifer Pierro and Ken Wolf

Co-Founders

Manhattan Repertory Theatre


Playwriting, Acting and Performance Weekend Workshop for Young Adults ages 10 - 15.
Saturday January 7 and Sunday January 8, 2017
10 am to 5 pm
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre

The Fundamentals of Playwriting, Acting and Performance will be explored in this two day workshop. Over the course of 1 weekend, participants will write a 30 - 40 minute play together,  rehearse and then present the play on Sunday January 8 at 4 pm at Manhattan Repertory Theatre.  This workshop will be held in Manhattan Repertory Theatre's new theatre space at 17-19 West 45th St (between 5th and 6th Ave - only two blocks from Grand Central and 1 and a half blocks from Times Square.)

Participants will learn the basics of playwriting:
How to choose a compelling story.
How to start a play so that the audience will immediately become involved.
How to create exciting and authentic characters.
How to deal with writer's block and more.

Participants will learn the basics of Acting:
How to make the exciting choices for your character.
How to get rid of Stage Fright.
How to connect emotionally with the other actors on stage.
How to stay focused and centered in performance.

This workshop is limited to 10 students.

Weekend Workshop Fee: $415.00

To register: Click Here!

MRT KIDS ACTING CAMP
Monday January 16, 2017  (Martin Luther King Day)
10 am to 5 pm.

For Young People  (Ages 8 - 12)

This Acting "Camp" will teach the basics of building a lifelong acting technique.  

Participants will learn The Fundamentals of Acting:

How to make the best acting choices for a character.
How to make the plays circumstance real.
How to truly LISTEN on stage (and in life.)
How to get rid of STAGE FRIGHT forever!
How to use IMPROV to develop a role.
How to easily project your voice without yelling.
And how to add FUN to your characters so that the audience will love you.

Students will participate in:
Theatre games to help develop creativity.
Script readings with constructive feedback.
Active discussion on the acting principles taught.
Exercises on the acting principles taught.
Voice and speaking exercises.
Improv games and more.

This Acting "CAMP" is taught by Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Jennifer Pierro  and Ken Wolf.

Please have participants bring a bagged lunch. We will provide Juice, Milk, Water and beverages.

This Acting "Camp" is limited to 10 Participants.

Fee:  $149.00

To register - Click Here!


Wanna write that play but just can't get it together?

Check out Manhattan Rep's Playwriting Mentoring Program!

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"We're actors.  

We're the opposite of people."

- Tom Stoppard -

 


“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

 

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MANHATTAN REP'S SPRING PLAY SPECTACULAR AT OUR BRAND NEW 52 SEAT THEATRE ON 45TH ST. 

YOU RECEIVE 100% OF THE TICKET SALES!

SEEKING FULLY PRODUCED PLAYS 30 MINUTES TO 75 MINUTES.

So we have found a better way for producers to put up their full length shows and get something back, and have the producing costs be at a price point that will work.   This is our Third Spectacular Event and the response has been amazing.

So from April 1 - June 30, we offering our Spring Play Spectacular at our new 52 seat theatre on West 45th St.

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!  So if you have a free space to rehearse, a good team, and friends and family that can fill the house, you can actually make money putting up your play.  (And more performances are available for additional fees.)

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.

We are only accepting 15 plays for this event.

To submit your 30 - 75 minute play, please forward, 
the complete draft of your play as a .pdf file, 
a synopsis of the play, 
the running time of the play,
the set and lighting requirements, 
your mailing address, 
and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com 

by December 24, 2016

Please put "Spring Play Spectacular" in the subject heading.

Other than added performances or reduced rate theatre rehearsal rental, there are no additional Manhattan Rep based fees.

January 5 - 21, 2017

Each 7 - 20 minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of 2 performances! 1 more performance if your play goes on to the Finals.

To submit your 7 - 20 minute play production please email: 

The complete script of the play as a .pdf, a synopsis of the play,

the character breakdown, the set and lighting requirements, 

the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)

your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

 

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by December 19, 2016.

 

Please put “January Short Play Competition” in the subject heading. 

We will contact you within a couple days, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.

The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before December 19, 2016, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.  

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $30 commitment fee.

FOR COMPLETE COMPETITION OVERVIEW WITH MORE INFORMATION ON HOW THIS COMPETITION WILL BE RUN - CLICK HERE!


And check this out!  Click here for more information and to submit your Two Block Play!


Jennifer Pierro

in THE MATCH GAME


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New Theatre Celebration Series 11

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BONE ON BONE

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Garbage Person Karaoke by Caroline Bennett

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10 Minute Play Contest  Series 2

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HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE!

WRITING, PLAYMAKING, ACTING AND MORE

from Artistic Director, Ken Wolf

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Nearly Naked with Meryl Streep

By Jordyn Taylor     

From the New York Observer

I can’t quite explain how it happened, but last night I found myself performing in my underwear for Meryl Streep.

Well, I can explain part of it—the part thatwasn’t the direct result of the Gods of Off-Off-Broadway Theater.

My good friend Hanah Fazio wrote a play called “The Miss Woman Pageant 2013,” which was accepted into the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Spring One-Act Competition.

 (Click on the link below for the rest of this amazing story!:)

http://observer.com/2013/05/nearly-naked-with-meryl-streep-2/

"I need to go where people are serious about acting."

Meryl Streep


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Roma, the Wonder Dog in As You Like it

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Kaitlin Noble, Anthony Logan Cole and Sam Ogilvie in

INJUSTICE FOR ALL by Albert Repicci

Anthony J. Ribustello and Ken Wolf in Conversations with Dog


"Create your own method.

Don't depend slavishly on mine.

Make up something that will work for you!

But keep breaking traditions, I beg you. 

- Constantin Stanislavski - 


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Ken Wolf & Roma Pierro-Wolf in Dad and the Dog

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