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 -
“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?
"You always make it a warm, supportive and professional experience."
Matt Sanders, Co-Playwright/Producer -WELCOME TO PLANET COLLEGE-
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Jennifer Pierro & Gerry Glennon in Past Perfect by Rita Lewis
Our new theatre on West 45th St.
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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
THE STATE OF THE ART OF PLAY CREATION
by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director, Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Did you ever have one of those moments where all of a sudden everything makes sense? Where your perception literally shifts and you can see things as they really are and as they are intended to be?
"Thank you for seeing the merits in the play and accepting it. Very lucky and fortunate for me. The whole experience was absolutely wonderful. The positive feedback I received, having such talented actors and director - John was great to work with. It was a great boast to my confidence as a writer. And having it done in New York, oh, what a treat. I can't thank you enough for that. Thanks for the YOUTube hookup as well."
- Myron Stein - Playwright - A Fish Market on D Street -
Danny McWilliams as Donald Trump in Trumped! Oct. 2017
Roma Pierro-Wolf in DAD AND THE DOG
"Manhattan Repertory Theatre is is a great way to see your play realized. Ken is passionate about your play, and handles it with care as if it were his own. Talented, creative direction coupled with first rate New York actors and your play comes to life. It’s an amazing experience!"
Michael Terence O’Brien, Playwright - The Curb - March 2018
It's time to take responsibility for your work getting out into the world.
Self-Produce your play at Manhattan Rep without all the hassle and work of Self Producing!
We will do it for you, and we will do it beautifully!
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. 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!
I will never forget the thoughtful and imaginative treatment of my play done professionally
Thank you forever."
Jonathan Brickman - Trumpeting in Shakespeake
We have been making it possible for anyone with a good play, and for a nominal production 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!
Michael Buckhout, Playwright Jonathan A. J. Northover, Kevin Magee, & Kamala Israfilova, the cast & playwright of People Like Us
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:
May through June for short plays!
May through August for full-length plays!
In the past year, we have fully produced over 35 plays for Playwrights across the country and around the world!
To listen to Ken Wolf, Artistic Director Manhattan Rep discuss our Play Production Program in great detai click the link below:
FOR THOSE PLAYWRIGHTS/PRODUCERS WHO WANT TO TAKE THEIR WORK TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
So you have a great play, and you want to take it to the next level, and you can't wait around any longer waiting for a theatre to option and present your play.
For a production fee, we will produce your play for you for 12 performances over 4 weeks. We will work with you on the script if needed, cast your play, direct it, promote it, and bring it to amazing life in Midtown Manhattan at our theatre on West 45th St.
If you were to do it all yourself, it would probably cost you TWICE as much if not more - to rent a theatre, hire actors and stage crew, but because we have a theatre, rehearsal space, a great team of actors and creators, and a production system that works, we can bring your play to life for substantially less and you will have an absolutely awesome 4 week run of your new play in Midtown Manhattan.
If you wish, for a fee, you can have your Full-Length play fully produced by Manhattan Rep
(Cast, directed, and performed) for 12 Performances over four weeks:
Submit your 10 - 25 minute Play Production!
Manhattan Rep's Playwright's Showcase Short Play Series is created to showcase a playwright's 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 playwrights and the magical power of the theatre!!
THIS WEEK AT MANHATTAN REP!
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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:
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!
"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 #43 - just released!
HOw to get your work out into the world - Revisited!
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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