“Life is meaningless without art.” 
- Karen Finley

“Above all, you must remain open and fresh and alive to any new idea.”
- Laurence Olivier

“The body does not have memory.  It is memory.” 
- Jerzy Grotowski

“In everything, without doubt, truth has the advantage over imitation.”
- Cicero

“The actor must constantly remember that he is on the stage for the sake of the public.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“One wishes to know something but the answer is in a form of being more aware – of being open to a richer level of experience.” 
- Peter Brook

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Oh Eagle, come with wings
Outspread in sunny skies.
Oh Eagle, come and bring us peace,
thy gentle peace.
Oh Eagle, come and give new life
to us who pray.
Remember the circle of the sky, the
stars, and the brown eagle.
the great life of the Sun,
the young within the nest,
Remember the sacredness of things.”
- Pawnee prayer

“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes
the whole world
around you
because the greatest secrets
are always are hidden
in the most unlikely places.
Those who don’t believe
in magic
will never find it.”
- Roald Dahl

New Repertory Theatre in Boston

Now in its fourth decade, New Repertory Theatre, led by Artistic Director Jim Petosa, has established itself as one of the Boston area’s premiere theatre companies. Since 2005, New Repertory Theatre has been the professional theatre company in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Massachusetts. Celebrated for electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions, the New Repertory Theatre plays reflect our world and community, and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance in our lives, here and now.

Dessa Rose

Performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Repertory Theatre challenges the human spirit of both artists and their audience, presenting world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. Committed to education and outreach, innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences, New Repertory Theatre is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.

New Repertory Theatre’s productions have included Imagining “Madoff,” “The Whipping Man, “The Kite Runner,” “Cherry Docs,” “Opus,” “The Pillowman,” “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” “Topdog/Underdog,” “Quills,”“The King of Second Avenue, “Camelot,” “Amadeus,” “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” “Speed-the-Plow,” “According to Tip,” “The Clean House,” “Ragtime,” “Into the Woods,” “The Threepenny Opera,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Waiting for Godot.

Madoff

Since 1984, New Repertory Theatre has produced over seventy East Coast, New England, Boston, or world premieres, including works by Robert Brustein, Ronan Noone, Zayd Dohrn, Walt McGough, Deb Margolin, Matthew Lopez, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Ruhl, Thomas Gibbons, Athol Fugard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Weller, Dael Orlandersmith, J.T. Rogers, Joyce Van Dyke, Doug Wright, and Steve Yockey.

Snow Queen

Their 2015-2016 season includes “Broken Glass,” “A Number,” “The Snow Queen,” “Via Dolorosa,” “The Testament of Mary,” “Blackberry Winter,” “Freud’s Last Session,” and “Baltimore.”

New Repertory Theatre has created educational programs to enrich and foster the spirit of creativity in students, including New Repertory Theatre’s Classic Repertory Company touring with productions throughout Massachusetts, with a special emphasis on bringing underserved communities affordable, or even free, performances. Annually, Classic Repertory Company reaches over 14,000 students. The 2016-2016 Company includes Laura Detwiler, Michael Kelley, Lily Linke, Cory Missildine, Alexander Rankine, Kai Tshikosi, and Grace Kennedy Woodford.

Through ‘Page to Stage, New Repertory Theatre invites theatre enthusiasts to go beyond the insider experiences by exploring a play and all its components as it evolves from page to stage. With professional theatre artists, participants delve into storytelling, play context, creation of the design world (scenic, costume, sound, light), actors’ interpretation of dialogue, and audience criticism.

Their ‘Insider Experiences,’ program, New Repertory Theatre invites theatergoers to catch special glimpses into the inner workings of professional theatre. The series allows insiders to explore various aspects of theatre including First Rehearsals, Sneak Peeks, and Inside the Play events. The New Repertory Theatre also offers ‘Spotlight Symposium Series,’ a ‘Weekday Matinee Series’ providing affordable professional theatre to schools and seniors through discounted tickets to specially-scheduled matinee performances.

Pattern of Life

New Repertory Theatre’s ‘summerSTAGE2’ three-week intensive summer program affords students entering grades 8-12, hands-on opportunities to with professional theatre artists on acting, dance, movement, voice, and speech.

Artistic Director Jim Petosa joined New Repertory Theatre as its artistic director in 2012. He had served as Director of the School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts, at Boston University; and Artistic Director of Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center for the Arts and its National Players educational touring company. While he was at Boston University, Mr. Petosa established the Boston Center for American Performance, the professional production extension of the Boston University School of Theatre.

New Repertory Theatre is a core member in the National New Play Network, an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays for the American theatre. New Repertory Theatre has been awarded many Boston area theatre awards including 24 Elliot Norton Awards and 55 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards.

The King of Second Avenue

For info: New Repertory Theatre at The Arsenal Center for the Arts 321 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA (617) 923-8487, www.newrep.org



"It is a law of life that man cannot live for himself alone. Extreme individualism is insanity. The world's problems are also our personal problems. Health is achieved through maintaining our personal truth in a balanced relation of love to the rest of the world. No expression is more emblematic of this relation than the creative act which we call art. No art by its very constitution typifies the social nature of that creative act more than the theatre. The theatre, to be fully understood and appreciated, must be seen as a manifestation of this process of interchange between society and the individual. It must be judged as a continuous development of groups of individuals within society, a development which becomes richer, acquires greater force and value as it grows with the society in which it originates. Only in this way can the theatre nourish us.  - Harold Clurman

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