"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-

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   

The first production: October 2017

Danny McWilliams as Donald Trump in Trumped!  Oct. 2017


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APRIL 5 - APRIL 20, 2018

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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:

"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 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!

We have fully produced over 30 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:


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!


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:

Click below!


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


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:

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 #35 - just released!





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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

The Cast and Director of Past Perfect by Rita Lewis

Erika Yesenia, Gerry Glennon, Jennifer Pierro and director Ken Wolf


Better Way

to Move

Your Play


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 10 - 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!!