Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
NEW REPERTORY THEATRE

Now in its fourth decade, New Repertory Theatre has established itself as one of the Boston area’s premiere theatre companies. Celebrated for electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions, New Rep plays reflect our world and community, and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance in our lives, here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.

Historically, New Rep’s most successful productions have been probing, thought-provoking shows centered on big ideas. Examples include Broken Glass, Imagining Madoff, The Whipping Man, The Kite Runner, Cherry Docs, Opus, The Pillowman, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Topdog/Underdog, Quills, and No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs. Other successful shows have included some of the most beloved and popular productions such as The King of Second Avenue, Assassins, Camelot, Amadeus, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Speed-the-Plow, According to Tip, The Clean House, Ragtime, Into the Woods, The Threepenny Opera, Sweeney Todd, and Waiting for Godot. New Rep’s programming has been awarded many Boston area theatre awards including 24 Elliot Norton Awards and 48 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards.

New Repertory Theatre is committed to bringing new works to the stage. Since 1984, New Rep has produced 73 East Coast, New England, Boston, or World Premieres, including works by Robert Brustein, Ronan Noone, Zayd Dohrn, Walt McGough, Deb Margolin, Matthew Lopez, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Ruhl, Thomas Gibbons, Athol Fugard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Weller, Dael Orlandersmith, J.T. Rogers, Joyce Van Dyke, Doug Wright, and Steve Yockey. New Rep is a core member in the National New Play Network (NNPN), an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays for the American theatre.

Since 2005, New Repertory Theatre has been the professional theatre company in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts (ACA) in Watertown, Massachusetts. Complete with two performance spaces, the 340-seat Charles Mosesian Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater, the ACA has allowed New Rep to expand and enhance its programming.

Since the benefits of the arts reach far beyond the walls of the theatre, New Rep has created educational programs to enrich and foster the spirit of creativity in students. New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company tours professional caliber productions throughout Massachusetts, with a special emphasis on bringing underserved communities affordable, or even free, performances. Annually, Classic Repertory Company reaches over 14,000 students annually.

Through our productions in both the Charles Mosesian Theater and the Black Box Theater, our touring Classic Repertory Company and other special programming, New Rep has defined itself as a major organization contributing to the arts and cultural landscape of greater Boston.

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I Have Worked With

  • November 2017

    New Rep's Classic Repertory Company returned to Bay Cove Academy for the second time this year to perform our production of Othello for their students. Bay Cove is a small, therapeutic day school in Brookline, MA. 

  • October 2017

    New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company brought our production of To Kill a Mockingbird to the members of Brookline Senior Center. We'll be returning in the spring of 2018 to perform Othello. 

  • October 2017

    New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company brought our production of Othello to the ELL students of Boston Adult Technical Academy. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Harriet
Job Title/Position: 
Managing Director
Mailing Address: 
400 Talcott Avenue
Building 131, 2nd Floor
Watertown, MA 02472
Physical Address: 
400 Talcott Avenue Building 131, 2nd Floor
Watertown, MA 02472
Last Name: 
Sheets
Phone: 
617-923-7060

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Year Founded: 
1984
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
American Sign Language
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
150
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
National New Play Network (core member)
Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
StageSource
ArtsBoston
New England Association of Theatre Producers (NEAT)
Awards: 
24 Elliot Norton Awards
48 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
15’ x 20’ level unobstructed playing space, general light, two 20 amp outlets
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
7
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10