New Repertory Theatre
Now in its fourth decade, New Repertory Theatre has established itself as one of the Boston area’s premiere theater 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 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 theater awards including twenty-four Elliot Norton Awards and forty-eight Independent Reviewers of New England Awards.
New Repertory Theatre is committed to bringing new works to the stage. Since 1984, New Rep has produced seventy-three 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 theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays for the American theater.
Since 2005, New Repertory Theatre has been the professional theater company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. Complete with two performance spaces, the 340-seat Main Stage Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater, the MCA has allowed New Rep to expand and enhance its programming.