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IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY INC
February 10, 2010

The Irish Rep is such a wonderful place to see theatre. Certainly my favorite Off-Broadway venue, it's always so warm and welcoming to come to, a real family atmosphere, while the performances on stage combine the best in skilled storytelling and theatrical ambition. Whether it's taking chances on new material, such as in the recent "When I Was God," bravely bringing fresh life to classics, such as in their recent outstanding production of "The Emperor Jones," or just plain being the best place to see Irish drama done richly and truthfully, as in their recent moving "Aristocrats," the Irish Rep is unique, vital and leading the way for other theatres to follow. I know I never miss a show there.

The Great!

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

Their producing deep, earthy, thought-provoking drama, that a wide audience can appreciate.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get to work there more often!

More feedback

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

Their wonderful, ever-welcoming, positive family atmosphere.

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

Always utterly helpful, greatly generous, highly knowledgable and professional, and always good-humoured.

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

Produce more and more ambitious projects, with larger casts, and further develop its 2ndry space into a black box for developing even more new material, concurrent with the bigger shows.

Ways to make it better...

More theatres in NY were this warm and welcoming.

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

Maintaining their high standards and keeping audiences challenged and involved when surrounded by so much junk-entertainment.

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

Charlotte and Ciaran, who run the Rep, are mavericks and brilliant, do amazing things with small resources, and don't get half the kudos they deserve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I have worked there as an actor twice, and have been regularly attending shows there for 4 years.