Irish Repertory Theatre Company Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   48 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture


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)

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Reviews for Irish Repertory Theatre Company Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been a board member for more than ten years and have watched with admiration as Ciaran and Charlotte have built this theatre into one of New York's special gems. The steady excellence of each play presented has caused the newspapers to go from tiny reviews to front page reviews. I am proud to be a member of this organization. My greatest wish is that, despite this economy, we be able to complete our capital campaign so that we can own our theatre as many NY non-profits do and make some much needed renovations.

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

seeing their many plays, from comedy to tragedy. I am constantly amazed at the quaoity of the work - as is everyone who goes there.

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

the theatrical experience and observing the creative work by the theatre's two leaders.

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

First rate - always working and producing results

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

Complete the purchase of the theatre, remove the column near the stage, put in a new bathroom, hire additional staff and create an endowment for the future

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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