Gorilla Repertory Theater Company Inc

Rating: 4.78 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

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.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

For years now, the name Gorilla Rep has been synonymous with quality theater in NYC. Whether it's Shakespeare or the work of another celebrated playwright, director Christopher Carter Sanderson knows how to engage his audience and make them feel like they are participating in the dramatic experience. A performance of "Hamlet" up at the Cloisters particularly stands out for its sense of atmosphere and keen understanding of the text. Gorilla Rep also has a strong eye for discovering upcoming acting talent.

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

NYC

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

I would like to see MORE theater from them!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Gorilla Rep's Julius Caesar in Fort Tryon Park was a wonderfully involving production, bringing to life the real people behind the words.

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

my theatergoing experience

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

No changes

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Love the wonderful spirit that Gorrilla Rep. embraces! The talented troupe of players manages to make magic where ever they stop to perform. It's such fun to encounter these nomads of the stage so I highly recommend that if you happen upon them in the park, STOP AND WATCH!! You will have a wonderful and unique theater experience, guaranteed!

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I highly enjoyed the production

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

no changes

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

On about my 3rd day living in NYC on my way to a freshman orientation actvity at NYU, I accidentally stumbled upon Gorilla Rep's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Washington Sq Park. I was immediately enthralled and my mind was blown. I had only seen theatre on proscenium stages before and here were actors running across the park, acting on the jungle gymn, playing directly with an audience clamoring around them on all sides, lit by flashlights and forcing the audience to chase them around from place to place. It was pure magic. I never made it to the orientation activity. FurthermoreI entered my acting trainning at NYU the next week with a lot of preconceptions newly DROPPED about what theatre was supposed to be. The rules had completely changed in a most exciting way.

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

performance

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

get them more funding!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I happened to stumble across Gorilla Rep's unabridged production of Hamlet in Fort Tryon park a few summers ago, just when I'd moved to the city, and whoo-ee, I felt like it shook up every version I'd seen. The performances were all strong, but I guess the strongest impression I had was that the whole company was really up to something, together. When I've paid a pretty penny to see live shows since then, I've often marveled at how fortunate I was to have caught such fine theatre, offered up to the atmosphere.

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

...their production of Hamlet in Fort Tryon park, maybe three years ago.

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

More shows!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a great fan of Gorilla Repertory Theater. One of my earliest and fondest memories was watching As You Like It at Washington Square Park. It was so much fun to run around the park to each scene as if the audience was eaves dropping on these people's stories.

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

enjoyment I experience with my fellow audience members. After seeing a Gorilla Rep show it's always followed by lively conversation afterward.

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

probably want to see more funds devoted to this company in order to help achieve free theater.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

a book written by Christopher Sanderson - Gorilla Theater: A Practical Guide to Performing the New Outdoor Theater Anytime, Anywhere

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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