GORILLA REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY INC

Rating: 4.78 stars   18 reviews

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Location: New York NY USA

Mission: Gorilla Repertory Theater Company, Inc.’s mission is to provide the highest quality productions of classical dramatic material with the flavor of contemporary immediacy to people where they are for free.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Here's the thing to know about Gorilla Rep's approach to Shakespeare: you might call it The Bard Bared. It's pushing sweet William's words and meanings into a present he would, in my opinion, highly approve of, and in fact regard necessary to the understanding of his works. GR melts away the amber and brings his creations before you with a genuine pulse, never doing violence to the essence of the piece, while all the same breathing life and fire into into the stuff that too many people THINK is simply too "stuffy" for them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have both worked with and been a fan of Gorilla Rep for ten years.
The combination of high-quality theater with such a level of reaching out to the community around them is really impressive.
Their shows are the only place I have seen older people, children, rich people, and homeless people all laughing at the same jokes and being moved by the same moments. That in and of itself is enough to make Gorilla Rep worthwhile- the fact that the theater itself is also of the absolute highest quality makes them truly unique!

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My own work and my enjoyment as a spectator

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

Make sure they maintained a regular program of shows and tried to expand what they do into other venues (primarily outdoor but not exclusively)

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Rating: 5 stars  

Gorila Rep is an amazing theater company that creates magic with their amazing performances.

All sorts of people see these performances. I have even witnessed. Rich, homeless adults, children, old-this makes Gorilla Rep. a unique theater company that moves people with all kinds of backgrounds in their distinctive and beautiful way.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For almost 20 years Gorilla Rep's magical, always engaging productions have been a focal point of my summers, and in the time when I volunteered with the company, an inspiration to my whole life. I treasure every memory, from the company's early productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and King Lear down in Washington Square Park ranging to Julius Caesar and Hamlet at Fort Tryon. I've heard rumors about Gorilla Rep presenting the entire canon of Shakespeare . . . . a longtime dream. I'll be there for every show when it happens. The people who make up Gorilla Rep are real Urban Warriors.

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Parks and playgrounds all over New York City

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

I'd give them a few million dollars, or a winning lottery ticket.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a long time ensemble member of Gorilla Rep. Being in their shows has been one of the highlights of my career. I highly recommend the company to everyone.
- Mark Greenfield
Artistic Director of the Faux-Real Theatre Company

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I have been a performer a director and an audience member for Gorilla Rep, and I continue to be a fan and a suporter of this vital work.

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None that I can think of

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