New Worlds Theatre Project, Inc.

Rating: 4.78 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 670 West End Ave. Ste 16A New York NY 10025 USA

Mission: New Worlds Theatre Project was founded in 2005 to give voice to the extraordinary legacy of Yiddish culture by making early 20th century Yiddish plays accessible to contemporary artists and audiences in modern English adaptations. Exploring the human condition through the eyes of young, Jewish playwrights questioning their faith and their role in the universe, the plays reflect a tension between tradition and modernity that will continue to speak to diverse artists and audiences for generations to come.
Geographic areas served: international

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended most of the performances by New Worlds and every one has been wonderful. The producers and actors have all been very talented.
New Worlds Theatre promotes the legacy of Yiddish literature. Many of these Yiddish playwrights have never been translated and/ or produced on stage before New Worlds Project.

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Rating: 5 stars  

New Worlds Theatre Project is a wonderful opportunity to see old Yiddish theatre in English. The actors and directors do a fabulous job translating the plays. They are consistently wonderful plays.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fine original translation and well directed, casted and acted, staged reading of
"Carcass" a little known piece by Yiddish playwright Peretz Hirshbein.
As a college teacher of Yiddish lit ( far from NYC) I was glad a visit coincided with the performance.
A bonus was meeting two former students in the audience who were also impressed by the performance. I hope funding can be developed to allow taking the shows on the road.

elye

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

New Worlds Theatre Project brings alive the past and in doing so shows us what is relevant and meaningful in our world today. The productions I've seen have always been a hallmark of professionalism and creativity. They're consistently beautifully rendered by the best directors and actors New York has to offer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

New Worlds Theatre Project revives worthy plays from the Yiddish repertory, performed in English, which address timeless issues that apply to audiences of all ethnicities, races, and religions.

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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

This is a hidden gem of a theater. The performances i have been to are just terrific. The translations capture the soul of the original in a way that resonates with modern audiences. The staging and directing are original. The acting is excellent. I strongly urge anyone with an interest not just in Yiddish theater -- but in good theater -- to attend.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by attending staged performances as well as readings of plays

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I'v attended wonderful productions. New Worlds does great and valuable work in preserving and making accessible great works of Yiddish theatre.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

discovering great plays in wonderful productions

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

An important organization that unearths the all-too-unknown drama of Yiddish theater. It puts on marvelous productions and keeps serious Yiddish theater and literature alive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

going to its plays and events. Always an enriching experience.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It unearths serious Yiddish literature and drama that I had not been aware of.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Always engaging and knowledgeable.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This company has produced hidden treasures in translation with great casts, staging, lighting & music. They have also participated in enlightening academic showcases. One always comes away with new perspectives on a disappeared cultural terrain.

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off-Broadway & university theater settings

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the use of cutting edge performance modes

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all courteous

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

stage more performances & readings; provide more talk backs; offer more commissioned music

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I am an enthusiastic supporter of this wonderful organization and it work to keep a vibrant and valuable culture alive. Their dedication and artistic goals are impressive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring the art and insight of an overlooked community of writers to audiences everywhere.

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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