Irish Repertory Theatre Company Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   48 reviews


132 West 22nd Street New York NY 10011 USA


The mission of The Irish Rep is: to bring works by Irish and Irish American masters and contemporary playwrights to a broad American audience, to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish American experience; and, to encourage the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as it relates to other cultures. The Irish Rep offers a balanced fare of programs through Theatrical Productions, the New Works Reading Series, and Arts Engagement activities.


Twenty-two seasons and counting . . . 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).

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

Geographic areas served:

Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT)


To provide knowledge and an appreciation for irish culture and literature through the promotion of the irish theatre.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

We love the Irish Rep!!! We saw "Earnest in Love" last Sunday (1/31/10) and highly recommend it. However, our hands-down favorite is "A Child's Christmas in Wales." We've seen both your upstairs and downstairs productions -- each wonderful in its own way. My wife and I met in Great Britain and had the priviledge of hearing Gareth Lloyd Evans, the drama critic on the London Times, do a reading of this Dylan Thomas piece. These are the things that memories are made of! Your holiday production of ...Wales brings back fond, fond memories. Please keep up such wonderful work!

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

outstanding Irish theatrical productions

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

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

the quality of the theater

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

wonderful, wonderful people

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

re-hab its current house and become even more fabulour

Ways to make it better...

it could have lasted longer

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial! But that's true of almost all non-profits

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope you go on forever and ever

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About every six months

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