IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY INC Overview
Target demographics: The Irish Rep is acknowledged for its commitment to engaging communities in a greater appreciation of Irish and Irish American dramatic works. The Artistic and Producing Directors, valued for their accomplishments within the theatrical and Irish American communities, provide a vital gateway to Irish culture both here and abroad. The company maintains a database of audience members from the tri-state area and beyond from all racial, economic and social backgrounds.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 40,000 Audience Members Annually
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Volunteer to usher at one of our performances.
Geographic areas served: Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT)
Just a few of The Irish Rep’s most notable artistic achievements include:
2008 ― Outer Critics Award, “Outstanding Revival of a Musical” ― Take Me Along
2007 ― Jujamcyn Theaters Award for “Outstanding Contribution To The Development Of Creative Talent.”
2006 ― Obie Award, “Best Actress” ― Dana Ivey, Mrs. Warren’s Profession
2005 ― Lucille Lortel award for “Outstanding Body of Work”
2004 ― Finian’s Rainbow, adapted by Charlotte Moore. The production received widespread audience and critical acclaim, was extended for an unprecedented 13 weeks, and nominated for the Lucille Lortel awards for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography of a Musical, Drama League award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Drama Desk award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
2004 ― The Colleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault. The production received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play.
2001 ― The Irish…and How They Got That Way by Frank McCourt. This world premiere production by Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt received international acclaim and continues to attract a worldwide audience both through television (PBS) and sales of the movie on VHS.
1992 ― Received the Drama Desk Award for Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama.
Along with these artistic achievements, The Irish Rep has presented the American or World premiere of several Irish and Irish American works including, Harold Prince’s Grandchild of Kings (1991), Same Old Moon by Geraldine Aron (1995), Our Lady of Sligo by Sebastian Barry (2000), The Matchmaker by John B. Keane, Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Off Broadway Play (2002), Bedbound by Enda Walsh (2003), new musical adaptation of Beowulf (2005), and Frank McGuinness’s adaptation of The Master Builder (2008).