“Real repertory...there's nothing better - for actors, for the theatre, for the audience...there’s nothing more MARVELOUS. To perform in two plays on alternate nights, while rehearsing a third. To bring back the play that people loved last year, to test the brand-new play against the great plays of the world...”
“In resident theatres...the rotating-rep system has largely disappeared...It is, for my money, the only way actors can ever season themselves to greatness, and the optimal way for both actors and audiences to learn what greatness is.”
--Michael Feingold, Village Voice, 12/25/07 & 02/07/03
Starting in February, 2011, Marvell Repertory Theatre is answering the call by bringing rotating rep to New York City. Your gift will help ensure real rep will become a permanent, vibrant part of New York’s theatre scene. After all, New York theatre audiences are the greatest in the world. Theatre lovers like you shouldn’t have to travel to Stratford or Oregon to experience the full-blooded, full-immersion excitement of rotating rep.
We’re launching our inaugural season in February, 2011, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex in Manhattan with four magnificent plays of integrity, power, and beauty. It’s a heart-stirring, pulse-quickening season of star-crossed lovers, otherworldly possession, and passionate revolt, including THE DYBBUK, BLOOD WEDDING, and NORA, adapted from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, in a double-bill with IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN.
To make it happen, we need your help. We're asking our Kickstarter friends and fans to provide a $10,000 sponsorship of one of our four productions. The sponsorship will support actor salaries and rent for rehearsal space for that production. Every donor at every level will get to vote on which of the four productions to sponsor! Marvell Repertory Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
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