"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

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!

Danny McWilliams as Donald Trump in Trumped!  Oct. 2017 

THIS WEEK! Don't miss it!

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

"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


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:

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 which will illustrates the quality and the passion of the work we do here!

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:

 December through February for short plays! 

 February through March for full-length plays!


"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 #23 - just released!






Join the MRT Casting and Play Submission Email List

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!


“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 -



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!!