Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Talking About Diana by Bunk Kirwin Brooklyn of Light by Jonathan Wallace Playwrights Showcase Series 2 Playwrights Showcase Series 4 Past Perfect by Rita Lewis Le Cygne by Ivan Filippov The Living Room by Charlie Finesilver War In a Golf Cart by Fred Bruggeman The Bigot by Gabi Mor & Eva Mor WHO AM I by Richard Thomas Henle The Werewolves by Alex Moon Yes by Tim Realbuto Neither Here Noir There by Bambi Everson Playwrights Showcase Series 1 Summer New Works Series I New Works Series One MRT Resident - THREE Jan 2017 - TRUMPED! THE STATE OF THE UNION! Spring New Works Series Six Spring New Works Series Two MRT KIDS - Escape from Puppy Pen Club Silencio by Gabe Rodriguez New Works Series Two New Works Series A Summer New Works Series D Summer New Works Series G Summer New Works Series B Summer New Works Series 15 Summer New Works Series 11 Summer New Works Series 12 Summer New Works Series E Spring New Works Series Three Summer New Works Series H Spring 10 Minute Play Series 2 Spring New Works Series 7 Spring New Works Series Four Spring New Works Series One A Kreutzer Sonata by Larry Rinkel Spring New Works Series Five Spring 10 Minute Play Series 1 Winter 10 Minute Play Contest Ever Random by Patrick Sherrard Playwrights Showcase Series 3 Jan 2017 - 10 Minute Play Series MRT Resident Show FIVE Summer New Works Series F Those Lurking Moments by Mark U. Alvarado Baby Hubris by Jacqui Rego Three Really Cool One Act Plays - MRT Resident Show BC BOYS by Matthew Pohlman The Prodigy by Rick Apicella Spring New Works Series 9 March Short Play Competition 2017 Princesses at the Bar Table by Sana Keith YOU GOT TRUMPED by Matthew Hill Young Adult Variety Hour Feb 2017 Playwright's Showcase - Jan. 2017 Staged by Richard Thomas Henle Short Play Project January 2017 10 Minute Play Series May 2017 Jan. Short Play Competition 2017 FINALS MRT KIDS - What's Your Super Power? Jan. Short Play Competition 2017 Series 3 SHORT PLAY NON-FEST SERIES 2 SHORT PLAY NON-FEST SERIES 1 Archives list
The Great Holiday Debate Dec. 2016 December Holiday Event 2016 Short Play Project Dec. 2016 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST FINALS DEC. 2016 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST DEC. 2016 Series 2 New Theatre Celebration Series 11 Bone on Bone by MaryLou DiPietro Garbage Person Karaoke by Caroline Bennett 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST DEC. 2016 Series 1 New Theatre Celebration Series 7 New Theatre Celebration Series 8 Young Adult Holiday Variety Hour Nov. 2016 Unique by Jen Pierro and Ken Wolf Men by Ken Wolf November 2016 Playwright's Showcase Nov 2016 FALL 10 MINUTE PLAY SERIES New Theatre Celebration SHORT PLAY PROJECT - Series 1 New Theatre Celebration SHORT PLAY PROJECT - Series 2 The Writer Righter by Richard Thomas Henle 10 Minute Play Contest - FINALS - Oct. 2016 Tales of Terror by Ken Wolf Oct 2016 New Theatre Celebration - Series 5 10 Minute Play Contest - Series 1 - Oct. 2016 10 Minute Play Contest - Series 2 - Oct. 2016 Inheritance by Delores Edwards New Theatre Celebration - Series C New Theatre Celebration SERIES 1 -Oct. 2016 New Theatre Celebration SERIES 2 - Oct. 2016 New Artist Play Series -Sept. 2016 September Challenge Finals 2016 Sept Play Challenge - Series 1 - 2016 Sept Play Challenge - Series 2 - 2016 10 Minute Play Contest FINALS September 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Series 1 September 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Series 2 September 2016 Short Play Project- Series 1 - Sept. 2016 Short Play Project - Series 2 - Sept. 2016 The August Event Series 1 - 2016 The August Event Series 2 - 2016 The August Event Series 3 - 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Finals August 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Series 2 August 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Series 1 August 2016 Sometimes It Snows In April SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - THE FINALS- 2016 MEN by Ken Wolf Aug 2016 SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - Series 4- 2016 SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - Series 1 - 2016 SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - Series 2 - 2016 SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - Series 3 - 2016 SHORT PLAY PROJECT JULY 2016 THE TWO BLOCK COMPETITION FINALS THE TWO BLOCK COMPETITION 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST FINALS JULY 15 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES B - SEMI-FINALS 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES A - SEMI-FINALS 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES 1 - JULY 2016 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES 2 - JULY 2016 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES 3 - JULY 2016 SUMMER CHALLENGE -THE FINALS Once Upon The Bronx SUMMER CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALS - SERIES B SUMMER CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALS - SERIES A SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 1 SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 2 SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 3 SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 4 SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 5 TWITTER THIS FACEBOOK THAT TEXT ME LATER LIVEART NYC SERIES 1 LIVEART NYC SERIES 2 LIVEART NYC SERIES 3 LIVEART NYC SERIES 4 LIVEART NYC SERIES 5 LIVEART NYC SERIES 6 LIVEART NYC SERIES 7 LIVEART NYC SERIES 7 Fri June 10 Slow Bullet, My Three Loves A Chronic Line Everything No One Should Know Orientalism MEN April 2016 APRIL EVENT 2016 The Withered Fig Tree A Friend Tragical-Comical The Star On My Heart A Timeless Something See You On The Other Side Full Circle 10 Minute Play Contest Spring One Act Play Competition 2016 Game Night The March Event 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Feb 2016 The February Event 2016 Short Play Development Project Feb 2016 Winter 1 Act Play Competition 16 10 Minute Play Contest - September 2016 10th Anniversary Holiday Event MRT SEASON 2015 NOVEMBER EVENT 2015 Short Play Development Project Oct. 2015 The October Event 2015 Fall One Act Play Competition 2015 The August Event 2015 10th Anniversary Event Summer 1 Act Play Competition 2015 The May Event 2015 The April Event 2015 Short Play Development Project May 2015 Short Play Development Project April 2015 Spring One Act Play Competition 2015 WINTER ONE ACT COMPETITION 2015 LECTURE 33 - SPECIAL EVENT HOLIDAY VIDEO 2014 Fall Season at MRT THE DECEMBER EVENT 2014 PDP NEW WORKS 2014 THE NOVEMBER EVENT 2014 OCTOBER EVENT 2014 Fall One Act Competition 2014 Scary, Spooky Night of Plays 2014 Summer New Works 2014 Summerfest 2014 THE JULY EVENT THE AUGUST EVENT February Play Party Submission Young Adult Holiday Variety Hour Dec. 2016
Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Manhattan Rep Cultivating Amazing Theatre in the Heart of Times Square!
 

BRING YOUR PLAY TO LIFE! 

 

"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 -

"You always make it a warm, supportive and professional experience." 

Matt Sanders, Co-Playwright/Producer -WELCOME TO PLANET COLLEGE-

Our new theatre on West 45th St.

 

Please check out all that we do here. Manhattan Rep is a unique theatre for new work in New York City.

We are committed to the creative artist and to the magic of creation.

Jennifer Pierro and Ken Wolf,  

Co-Founders, Manhattan Rep


 
Jennifer Pierro and Gerry Glennon in Past Perfect by Rita Lewis         October 2017

Jennifer Pierro & Gerry Glennon in Past Perfect by Rita Lewis   

October 2017

Danny McWilliams as Donald Trump in Trumped!  Oct. 2017


 

Looking for a place to hold your class?

Theatre Rental for On-Going Classes and Events! 

Do you need a HOME for your on-going class or theatre school?  

Where there is available stock furniture, good lighting, a clean bathroom and riser seating for your participants in an easy to access Midtown location?

We are now offering Manhattan Rep to rent out for on-going classes and events! If interested, please email us at:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com

and let us know the days and times you are interested in, and we will get back to you! Please put " Rental" in the subject heading!

As part of our mission to support and nourish new theatre in New York City, we are introducing:

So you have a theatre company committed to creating new and exciting work, but the cost of renting a theatre, and producing in New York City is getting higher and higher.  So how can your theatre company continue to produce and do it profitably?

This is where Manhattan Rep's Low-Priced Theatre share might work for you.  Every other Month, you will get theatre space for a 2.5 hour Tech/Dress on one night and 2 performances the following two nights. You run the show, you keep all the ticket sales, and you can have an on-going home in Midtown Manhattan to develop your work and your theatre company every other month.

The cost of the theatre share is $549.00 every other month.  And there are more options if you wish to add performances, and more rehearsal time.

We are seeking serious producers and theater companies who want to develop work on-going and most importantly, create a home at Manhattan Rep on West 45th St.

Plays must run 90 minutes or less.  No Festivals allowed in this context.

If you are interested in this Low-Priced Theater Share, please email us at manhattanrep@yahoo.com
 


WHAT HAPPENED AFTER WE PRODUCED THE BIGOT by Gabi Mor and Eva Mor:

Since being brought to life as part of our Play Production Program THE BIGOT by Gabi Mor and Eva Mor has been picked up by FIVE different regional theatres for productions through 2018!

For more information on this play: https://www.thebigotplay.com/

"Without exception, Manhattan Repertory is a treasure to the theater world, selfishly devoted to bringing entertaining and thought provoking work for the benefit of a discerning public. 

I will never forget the thoughtful and imaginative treatment of my play done professionally.

You have my thanks and support for the excellent work you do...with your productions as their own reward. Without hesitation I would recommend Manhattan Repertory to any  writer to have their plays produced.

Thank you forever."

Jonathan Brickman
Trumpeting in Shakespeake

 

We have been making it possible for anyone with a good play, and for a nominal fee, to have their play produced at Manhattan Rep.  We supply the director, the cast, the rehearsal space, set and props, and we bring your play to life in Midtown Manhattan where one can invite friends, family, producers and literary agents to come and see it.  And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

And the response has been incredible!

Here is a sound clip of the talkback of Past Perfect by Rita Lewis from October 15, 2017 (again part of our Play Production Program which will illustrates the quality and the passion of the work we do here! 

https://soundcloud.com/ken-wolf-6/talk-back-about-past-perfect-by-rita-lewis-at-manhattan-rep-october-15-2017

 

We have fully produced over 25 plays for Playwrights across the country

and around the world!

10 Minute Plays, 11-20 Minute Plays, 21-35 minute Plays,  2 performances minimum! Fully produced!

Full-Length Plays up to 120 minutes, Fully produced for you!  3 to 12 performances!

We now have performance dates available:

February through March for short plays! 

 March through May  for full-length plays!

And if you wish, for a fee, to have your Full-Length play fully produced by Manhattan Rep for 12 Performances over 4 weeks as part of our

ELITE Play Production Program

Click below!


"Ken Wolf has vast experience as a playwright, director and actor. The depth of his knowledge about playwriting is illuminating and his passion and love for writing is incredibly contagious. His podcasts are a must-hear experience for any aspiring or established playwright." 

 Michael Zielinski - Playwright

"The Playwriting Podcast is a great learning source! The Playwriting Podcast should be required for all writers...those who are experienced and for those who are just starting out on their journey in becoming writers."

 Edmund Siejka - Playwright

Episode #28 - just released!

HOW TO GET INTO THAT "CREATIVE STATE" CONSISTENTLY SO THAT YOU CAN CONSISTENTLY CREATE GREAT WORK!

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The Cast and Crew of

The Accidental Christmas Romance by Michael Zielinski

Back left to right: Peter Quinones, Lisa Rabinowicz, Jennifer Rizzi, Silvestro Rubino, Assistant Director Cammerron Baits

Front: Director Ken Wolf


THIS WEEK AT MANHATTAN REP!


“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


Submit your Full-length play production for:

We make it easy to present your 45 to 90 minute play in the heart of the theatrical center of the World  - TIMES SQUARE.

Manhattan Rep is a 52 seat theatre with stock furniture, a private dressing room, 22 lighting instruments and a great sound system.

Easily accessible from almost all of the major subway and bus lines, only 2 and a half blocks from Grand Central,  the new Manhattan Repertory Theatre on West 45th St. is located a great block with fantastic restaurants and bars in MIDTOWN Manhattan! The perfect place to debut your new play!

Don't debut your play somewhere way down lost in a dusty old theatre in the East Village or way over West in a cluttered old theatre in the middle of a residential housing community.

Bring your play to TIMES SQUARE!  


A Better Way

to Move Your Play

to

The Next Level!

 January  - March 2018

What if you had a month after you opened your show to get the important people down to see your play?  Once your show is up and running, ONCE A WEEK for 5 performances, you have a month to promote, to connect, to make phone calls, to gently persuade, harass and cajole producers, reviewers and Theatre Angels to come and see your show? And it is affordable! Wouldn't that be a much better way to self-produce your play? A little more bang for your producing buck?

Submit your 7 - 25 minute Play Production!

Manhattan Rep's New Works Short Play Series is created to showcase your new work in the heart of the theatrical capital of the world - Times Square!  And we make it easy.

We supply the technician for lights and sound.  We supply the poster and the ticketing pages.

We curate, organize and orchestrate the program with 3 or 4 other amazing short plays... 

And we supply our beautiful new theatre space on West 45th St. right in the middle of the of Broadway and more! 

Please come join us as we celebrate New Work and the magical power of the theatre!! 


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

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! 

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"The point of theatre is transformation: to make an extraordinary event out of ordinary material right in front of an audience's eyes.  

- Lee Hall -


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

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

- Meryl Streep -