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Mission Statement

New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.

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Now in its third decade, New Rep has established itself as one of Boston's premiere theatre companies. Celebrated for electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions, New Rep plays reflect our world and community: they present images of many times and places and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance in our lives--here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.

Historically, New Rep's most successful productions have been probing, thought-provoking shows centered on big ideas. Recent examples include The Pillowman; Bill W. and Dr. Bob; Topdog/Underdog; Quills; No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs; and A Girl's War. Other successful shows have included some of the most beloved and popular productions such as Ragtime, Into the Woods, The Threepenny Opera, Sweeney Todd, and Waiting for Godot. New Rep's programming has been awarded many Boston Area theatre awards including 18 Elliot Norton Awards and 26 IRNE Awards.

New Repertory Theatre has a commitment to bringing new works to the stage. Since 1984, New Rep has produced 59 East Coast, New England, Boston, or World Premieres, including works by Thomas Gibbons, Athol Fugard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Weller, Dael Orlandersmith, J.T. Rogers, Joyce Van Dyke, and Doug Wright. New Rep is the Boston representative in the National New Play Network (NNPN), an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays for the American Theatre.

In September 2005, New Repertory Theatre made the move to its new home in the Arsenal Center for the Arts (ACA) in Watertown. Complete with two performance spaces, the 340-seat Mosesian Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater, the ACA has allowed New Rep to expand and enhance its programming. During the 2006-2007 Season, New Rep introduced Downstage @ New Rep, a series of edgy, new pieces in the intensely intimate environment of the Black Box Theater.

Since the benefits of the arts reach far beyond the walls of the theater, New Rep has created educational programs to enrich and foster the spirit of creativity in students. New Rep On Tour performs professional caliber productions to Middle and High Schools throughout Massachusetts, with a special emphasis on bringing underserved communities affordable, or even free, performances. In 2008-2009 alone, New Rep On Tour is expected to reach over 14,000 students. New Rep Studio also offers professional theatre training and master classes for theatre professionals and non-professionals alike.

Through Mainstage productions in the Mosesian Theater, Downstage @ New Rep productions in the Black Box Theater, New Rep On Tour and other special programming, New Rep has defined itself as a major organization contributing to the arts and culture landscape of the greater Boston area.

Now in its third decade, New Rep has established itself as one of Boston's premiere theatre companies. Celebrated for electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions, New Rep plays reflect our world and community: they present images of many times and places and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance in our lives--here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.

Historically, New Rep's most successful productions have been probing, thought-provoking shows centered on big ideas. Recent examples include The Pillowman; Bill W. and Dr. Bob; Topdog/Underdog; Quills; No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs; and A Girl's War. Other successful shows have included some of the most beloved and popular productions such as Ragtime, Into the Woods, The Threepenny Opera, Sweeney Todd, and Waiting for Godot. New Rep's programming has been awarded many Boston Area theatre awards including 18 Elliot Norton Awards and 26 IRNE Awards.

New Repertory Theatre has a commitment to bringing new works to the stage. Since 1984, New Rep has produced 59 East Coast, New England, Boston, or World Premieres, including works by Thomas Gibbons, Athol Fugard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Weller, Dael Orlandersmith, J.T. Rogers, Joyce Van Dyke, and Doug Wright. New Rep is the Boston representative in the National New Play Network (NNPN), an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays for the American Theatre.

In September 2005, New Repertory Theatre made the move to its new home in the Arsenal Center for the Arts (ACA) in Watertown. Complete with two performance spaces, the 340-seat Mosesian Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater, the ACA has allowed New Rep to expand and enhance its programming. During the 2006-2007 Season, New Rep introduced Downstage @ New Rep, a series of edgy, new pieces in the intensely intimate environment of the Black Box Theater.

Since the benefits of the arts reach far beyond the walls of the theater, New Rep has created educational programs to enrich and foster the spirit of creativity in students. New Rep On Tour performs professional caliber productions to Middle and High Schools throughout Massachusetts, with a special emphasis on bringing underserved communities affordable, or even free, performances. In 2008-2009 alone, New Rep On Tour is expected to reach over 14,000 students. New Rep Studio also offers professional theatre training and master classes for theatre professionals and non-professionals alike.

Through Mainstage productions in the Mosesian Theater, Downstage @ New Rep productions in the Black Box Theater, New Rep On Tour and other special programming, New Rep has defined itself as a major organization contributing to the arts and culture landscape of the greater Boston area.

New Repertory Theatre operates under an AEA-NEAT contract with Actors Equity Association. New Rep is a founding member of NEAT, the Producers Association of New England Area Theatres and a full member of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), a national service organization for the non-profit professional theatre. New Rep was selected to represent the Boston area as a member of the National New Play Network (NNPN), an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays for the American theatre. Additional memberships include StageSource, the Alliance of Theatre Artists and Producers, ARTS/Boston, New England Theatre Conference, the Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce, the Watertown/Belmont Chamber of Commerce, Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

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