SONNET REPERTORY THEATRE INC

Rating: 4.94 stars   48 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: P.O. Box 772 New York NY 10108 USA

Mission: Sonnet Repertory Theatre, Inc., is dedicated to classic theatre for the modern planet. SRT promotes classic plays and adaptations, providing forums for collaboration between emerging artists and established professionals. With Classics in the Classroom, SRT aims not only to entertain, but also to educate young people by engaging them with timeless literature through expressive theatre.
Programs: SRT has a three-tiered approach to educational residencies specially tailored for the needs and interests of students grades K- 12.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am professional actor in New York City. I took part in a production by SRT and was blown away by the experience. We worked on a new and original musical with the writer/ composer and Todd Lloyd, our director and SRT co-creator, who was open and patient to new ideas from the shows creator, and well as from the actors. As an actor, nothing is more thrilling that being to first to inhabit a role, and Todd encouraged our ideas and worked with us to help shape our characters. I was truly inspired to show up to rehearsal everyday to be motivated and guided by SRT's incredibly creative and smart team.
Beyond that- the final performances were well planned and the atmosphere professional while allowing space for this new work to blossom and grow.
I would love to work at SRT again. And again.

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

My work with the company as an actor and valued opinion in the telling of a new story.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them a bigger budget to take on more new works! We need a company that can give artists a place to produce new stories.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I had the privilege of working with Sonnet in 2010. I played Richard II for them in their production of Richard II on trapeze. It was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life as an actor. Sonnet is an incredibly strong company of gifted artists, that have made it a priority to passionately pursue a reimagining of theatre, on every level.

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

Performing with them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find grants to help keep them around.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Sonnet Rep has at it's core that special something that bridges classical theatre with modern life. It's a life-force that should be around forever to put flesh and blood to the greatest works of all time.

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

interacting with it's founders. Seeing a show.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't know it well enough to say.

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Review from Guidestar
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Sonnet Rep takes the classics and brings them to life in a city that doesn't necessarily get a wide array of classic theatre options. They bring them to life with energy, class and a love for the integrity of text. They are a group of young upstarts who care about live performance and hope to bring that love to the young children on New York City.

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

Have seen Sonnet succeed wonderfully in it's integration of New York public elementary school students in their production of A Midsummer NIght's Dream. Bringing the love of words and the love of live performance into the lives of children is one of the most noble endeavors we as artists and adults can undertake.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would buy it it's own space to perform and create in.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to watch this superb company grow over the past 9 or so years. I've been a member of the theater community for a long while and never have I felt so connected to, and so proud of a group - especially one that I am not directly involved with! I'm SO very excited to see where they take their company over the next many years. Go SRT!

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

Experiencing many, many productions they have produced over the years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Request that it GROW!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Sonnet Rep provides high quality productions of both classic and new works. Their performances are original and professionally done. This company should be supported to continue bringing their productions to the New York City public.

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

Attending performances

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them with support to pay higher wages

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I are proud board member of the Sonnet Repertory Theatre. The commitment to excellence of the talented and dedicated officers and directors of this worthwhile organization have brought dazzling and original theater production to New York City, contributing to the richness and fullness of life in this magnificent city. Further, it has given so many young, classically trained actors and actresses the opportunity to work in the city and to build resumes and work on their chops. Beautiful, thoughtful and original productions are the standard for SRT. It is an asset for theater lovers and for young actors just getting a start in NYC and, through its educational programs, youngsters who just love to show off.

Richard II on trapeze. Who'd have thunk it?

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

We have seen all of its productions since joining the board in 2009.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We would have shorter board meetings :)

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Sonnet Rep is a vibrant group, dedicated to attacking classical works with approaches that link works of old to themes that feel modern. The company has grown every year, but has not rested on its success; every year, SRT seeks to push itself beyond its previously established boundaries.

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

several years of spectacular productions

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase its funding!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I first became acquainted with Sonnet Rep when my daughter performed in one of their productions. I was hooked! Since then I have seen everything they have done and was recently asked to join the Board of Directors. I cannot say enough about the level of talent and professionalism that the creative team brings to the table. They are truly a remarkable company. I am thrilled to be assisting in the small measure that I am.

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

I have seen numerous productions the organization has produced. All have been innovative and exciting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would hope that they could raise more money so that their productions could run for longer and be experienced by more people.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Sonnet Rep is by far one of the most up and coming theatres in the NY city scene. Not only is their work done with the upmost professional conduct but their dedication to inventive works of the classics is exceptional. I have had the opportunity to see many shows by this company and have always been honored to witness their dedication to art!

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

Taking Classic works to a new inventive level. The passion behind this company is the foundation to the exceptional work that is continually produced.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing....just continue to support Sonnet Rep in any way I can.

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