Manhattan Repertory Theatre
THE FINALS - Summer Competition 2018 Series 1 - Summer Competition 2018 Series 2 - Summer Competition 2018 Series 3 - Summer Competition 2018 Series 4 - Summer Competition 2018 Series 5 - Summer Competition 2018 The Model T in the Amazon by Charlie Finesilver Series B - Summer New Works 2018 Young Adult Variety Hour - July 2018 Medicine by Nika Tomljenovic Spring New Work 2018 Body of Work by Adam Sentoni Series 12 - Playwright's Short Play Project 10 Minute Play Contest - Summer 2018 Spring One Act Play Competition Show 2018 Three One Acts New Works Short Play Event Series 9 New Works Short Play Event Series 8 The Gates by Eunice Alicea Hudak The Curb by Michael Terence O'Brien Confess and Conspire by Andy Mayo New Works Short Play Event Series 3 New Works Short Play Event Series 2 Waiting for a Job by Fred Bruggeman New Works Short Play Event Series 1 Playwrights Showcase Series 12 Playwrights Showcase Series 13 Playwrights Showcase Series A Playwrights Showcase Series 10 Playwrights Showcase Series 11 THE COURT MARTIAL OF ADMIRAL MONTOJO Full Circle: The Last Dance by Richard Thomas Henle Accidental Christmas Romance by Michael Zielinski Talking About Diana by Bunk Kirwin Brooklyn of Light by Jonathan Wallace Playwrights Showcase Series 2 Playwrights Showcase Series 4 Past Perfect by Rita Lewis Le Cygne by Ivan Filippov The Living Room by Charlie Finesilver War In a Golf Cart by Fred Bruggeman The Bigot by Gabi Mor & Eva Mor WHO AM I by Richard Thomas Henle The Werewolves by Alex Moon Yes by Tim Realbuto Neither Here Noir There by Bambi Everson Playwrights Showcase Series 1 Summer New Works Series I New Works Series One MRT Resident - THREE Jan 2017 - TRUMPED! THE STATE OF THE UNION! Spring New Works Series Six Spring New Works Series Two MRT KIDS - Escape from Puppy Pen Club Silencio by Gabe Rodriguez New Works Series Two New Works Series A Summer New Works Series D Summer New Works Series G Summer New Works Series B Summer New Works Series 15 Summer New Works Series 11 Summer New Works Series 12 Summer New Works Series E Spring New Works Series Three Summer New Works Series H Spring 10 Minute Play Series 2 Spring New Works Series 7 Spring New Works Series Four Spring New Works Series One A Kreutzer Sonata by Larry Rinkel Spring New Works Series Five Spring 10 Minute Play Series 1 Winter 10 Minute Play Contest Ever Random by Patrick Sherrard Playwrights Showcase Series 3 Jan 2017 - 10 Minute Play Series MRT Resident Show FIVE Summer New Works Series F Those Lurking Moments by Mark U. Alvarado Baby Hubris by Jacqui Rego Three Really Cool One Act Plays - MRT Resident Show BC BOYS by Matthew Pohlman The Prodigy by Rick Apicella Spring New Works Series 9 March Short Play Competition 2017 Princesses at the Bar Table by Sana Keith YOU GOT TRUMPED by Matthew Hill Young Adult Variety Hour Feb 2017 Playwright's Showcase - Jan. 2017 Staged by Richard Thomas Henle Short Play Project January 2017 10 Minute Play Series May 2017 Jan. Short Play Competition 2017 FINALS MRT KIDS - What's Your Super Power? Jan. Short Play Competition 2017 Series 3 SHORT PLAY NON-FEST SERIES 2 SHORT PLAY NON-FEST SERIES 1 Archives list
The Great Holiday Debate Dec. 2016 December Holiday Event 2016 Short Play Project Dec. 2016 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST FINALS DEC. 2016 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST DEC. 2016 Series 2 New Theatre Celebration Series 11 Bone on Bone by MaryLou DiPietro Garbage Person Karaoke by Caroline Bennett 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST DEC. 2016 Series 1 New Theatre Celebration Series 7 New Theatre Celebration Series 8 Young Adult Holiday Variety Hour Nov. 2016 Unique by Jen Pierro and Ken Wolf Men by Ken Wolf November 2016 Playwright's Showcase Nov 2016 FALL 10 MINUTE PLAY SERIES New Theatre Celebration SHORT PLAY PROJECT - Series 1 New Theatre Celebration SHORT PLAY PROJECT - Series 2 The Writer Righter by Richard Thomas Henle 10 Minute Play Contest - FINALS - Oct. 2016 Tales of Terror by Ken Wolf Oct 2016 New Theatre Celebration - Series 5 10 Minute Play Contest - Series 1 - Oct. 2016 10 Minute Play Contest - Series 2 - Oct. 2016 Inheritance by Delores Edwards New Theatre Celebration - Series C New Theatre Celebration SERIES 1 -Oct. 2016 New Theatre Celebration SERIES 2 - Oct. 2016 New Artist Play Series -Sept. 2016 September Challenge Finals 2016 Sept Play Challenge - Series 1 - 2016 Sept Play Challenge - Series 2 - 2016 10 Minute Play Contest FINALS September 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Series 1 September 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Series 2 September 2016 Short Play Project- Series 1 - Sept. 2016 Short Play Project - Series 2 - Sept. 2016 The August Event Series 1 - 2016 The August Event Series 2 - 2016 The August Event Series 3 - 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Finals August 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Series 2 August 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Series 1 August 2016 Sometimes It Snows In April SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - THE FINALS- 2016 MEN by Ken Wolf Aug 2016 SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - Series 4- 2016 SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - Series 1 - 2016 SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - Series 2 - 2016 SUMMER 1 ACT PLAY COMP - Series 3 - 2016 SHORT PLAY PROJECT JULY 2016 THE TWO BLOCK COMPETITION FINALS THE TWO BLOCK COMPETITION 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST FINALS JULY 15 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES B - SEMI-FINALS 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES A - SEMI-FINALS 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES 1 - JULY 2016 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES 2 - JULY 2016 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST SERIES 3 - JULY 2016 SUMMER CHALLENGE -THE FINALS Once Upon The Bronx SUMMER CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALS - SERIES B SUMMER CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALS - SERIES A SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 1 SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 2 SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 3 SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 4 SUMMER $1500 CHALLENGE SERIES 5 TWITTER THIS FACEBOOK THAT TEXT ME LATER LIVEART NYC SERIES 1 LIVEART NYC SERIES 2 LIVEART NYC SERIES 3 LIVEART NYC SERIES 4 LIVEART NYC SERIES 5 LIVEART NYC SERIES 6 LIVEART NYC SERIES 7 LIVEART NYC SERIES 7 Fri June 10 Slow Bullet, My Three Loves A Chronic Line Everything No One Should Know Orientalism MEN April 2016 APRIL EVENT 2016 The Withered Fig Tree A Friend Tragical-Comical The Star On My Heart A Timeless Something See You On The Other Side Full Circle 10 Minute Play Contest Spring One Act Play Competition 2016 Game Night The March Event 2016 10 Minute Play Contest Feb 2016 The February Event 2016 Short Play Development Project Feb 2016 Winter 1 Act Play Competition 16 10 Minute Play Contest - September 2016 10th Anniversary Holiday Event MRT SEASON 2015 NOVEMBER EVENT 2015 Short Play Development Project Oct. 2015 The October Event 2015 Fall One Act Play Competition 2015 The August Event 2015 10th Anniversary Event Summer 1 Act Play Competition 2015 The May Event 2015 The April Event 2015 Short Play Development Project May 2015 Short Play Development Project April 2015 Spring One Act Play Competition 2015 WINTER ONE ACT COMPETITION 2015 LECTURE 33 - SPECIAL EVENT HOLIDAY VIDEO 2014 Fall Season at MRT THE DECEMBER EVENT 2014 PDP NEW WORKS 2014 THE NOVEMBER EVENT 2014 OCTOBER EVENT 2014 Fall One Act Competition 2014 Scary, Spooky Night of Plays 2014 Summer New Works 2014 Summerfest 2014 THE JULY EVENT THE AUGUST EVENT February Play Party Submission Young Adult Holiday Variety Hour Dec. 2016
Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Manhattan Rep Cultivating Amazing Theatre in the Heart of Times Square!



"Manhattan Repertory Theatre is one of the most intelligently run small theatres I've ever been in. It has been a great experience. " 
- Rob Corbett , Playwright/Producer - MAN CAVE -


What Playwrights are saying:

“We loved our experience at MRT! Ken runs such a tight ship, and he does it with great passion and humor. The 10 Minute Play Contest was a blast! We had so much fun doing the show multiple times, and Ken was incredibly supportive of the writers, actors and directors. He clearly loves presenting new theatrical works. And he keeps his theatre immaculate! He is also great with emails - very responsive and specific.

Overall a fantastic experience, and I hope to come back again!” 

- Pamela Weiler Grayson - Playwright/Producer - HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL


"You always make it a warm, supportive and professional experience." 

Matt Sanders, Co-Playwright/Producer




Join the MRT Casting and Play Submission Email List

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."                      - Steve Jobs -

by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director, Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Did you ever have one of those moments where all of a sudden everything makes sense?  Where your perception literally shifts and you can see things as they really are and as they are intended to be?

November 2018

Manhattan Rep's November New Works is created to showcase your new work in the heart of the theatrical capital of the world - Times Square!  

And we make it easy!

We supply the technician for lights and sound.  

We supply the poster and the ticketing pages.

We curate, organize and orchestrate the program with 3 or 4 other short plays... 

And we supply our beautiful new theatre space on West 45th St. right next to Broadway and more! 

Please come join us as we celebrate the magical power of the theatre!

Seeking never produced before 1 act plays 7 to 25 minutes
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by November 2018) 

Each 7 - 25 minute play will be given:
A tech rehearsal with our technician to run your sound and lights, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 2 performances, (even more if your show is selling well), at the brand new Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 45th St. in Midtown Manhattan! 

To submit your 7 - 25 minute play production please email: 

The complete script of the play as a .pdf, 
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown, 
the set and lighting requirements, 
the play's history (readings etc etc.)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to: by October 15, 2018

Please put “November New Works” in the subject heading. 
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before October 15, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots.

There is no submission fee.

Once accepted, there is a $85 participation fee.



"Manhattan Repertory Theatre is is a great way to see your play realized. Ken is passionate about your play, and handles it with care as if it were his own. Talented, creative direction coupled with first rate New York actors and your play comes to life. It’s an amazing experience!"

Michael Terence O’Brien, Playwright - The Curb - March 2018


It's time to take responsibility for your work getting out into the world. 

Self-Produce your play at Manhattan Rep without all the hassle and work of Self Producing!

We will do it for you, and we will do it beautifully!

"Under the guidance of Artistic Director Ken Wolf,  Manhattan Repertory Theatre's innovative program whereby  they fully produce your play is a godsend to every playwright. Take it from someone who has used the service. 

One of my manuscripts was languishing in my desk drawer destined never to become a “play” because I found it overwhelming and much too costly to have it produced. And then  I came upon the MRT’s program designed to fully produce your play in NY. 

Being from out of state there was no convenient mechanism  to select a New York director, hold auditions, rent rehearsal space, coordinate rehearsal schedules, hire  a technician to control the light and sound requirements nor could I rent a theater for the ultimate production. The MRT production program overcame all that. For a very modest fee, Ken Wolf took my manuscript and brought it to life. I was impressed with his attention to detail and the fact that he engaged and consulted with me throughout the process in a most collegial way. And to think that this it can be done for a play submitted from any where in the world.

Our play ran for 27 minutes and used three  pieces of music, four sound effects and several lighting adjustments and I could not have been happier with the outcome. I strongly recommend that any playwright whose work is gathering dust in their “never to be seen” file, to do yourself a favor and experience the joy of seeing your  play produced. 

Albert Repicci - Playwright
Recent MRT Play production: “The Promise”


Recent Review of Play Production Full Length Play:

MEDICINE by Nika Tomljenovic!

"This production was skillfully done, the simplistic style being exactly what Medicine needed." 

Samantha Proctor in Medicine

by Nika Tomljenovic


"Manhattan Repertory Theatre treated my play with the utmost respect and professionalism. I couldn't have asked for a better cast, a better director, or a better theater for my very first play. Everyone was a delight to work with and I look forward to working with them again with my future plays."

Douglas MacGowan - Playwright

Recent MRT Play Production: " The P.T.A. Are All Cannibals"

"Having had my play "THE INAUGERATION" produced and directed by Ken WOLF of MANHATTAN REPERTORY THEATRE in 2017 was one of the single greatest moments in my life! Seeing my play produced on stage in the TIMES SQUARE THEATRE DISTRICT with such high caliber performers was a dream come true for me! I am still over the moon with the professional quality of MANHATTAN REPERTORY THEATRE in the production of my play that will stay with me always and to which I will be forever grateful. THANK YOU MANHATTAN REPERTORY THEATRE!!"
Truly Yours,


Since being brought to life as part of our Play Production Program THE BIGOT by Gabi Mor and Eva Mor has been picked up by FIVE different regional theatres for productions through 2018!

For more information on this play:


"Without exception, Manhattan Repertory is a treasure to the theater world, selfishly devoted to bringing entertaining and thought provoking work for the benefit of a discerning public. You have my thanks and support for the excellent work you do...with your productions as their own reward. Without hesitation I would recommend Manhattan Repertory to any  writer to have their plays produced!

I will never forget the thoughtful and imaginative treatment of my play done professionally

Thank you forever."

Jonathan Brickman - Trumpeting in Shakespeake

We have been making it possible for anyone with a good play, and for an extremely reasonable production fee, to have their play produced at Manhattan Rep.  We supply the director, the cast, the rehearsal space, set and props, and we bring your play to life in Midtown Manhattan where one can invite friends, family, producers and literary agents to come and see it. 

And the response has been incredible!

Here is a sound clip of the talkback of Past Perfect by Rita Lewis from October 15, 2017 (again part of our Play Production Program which will illustrates the quality and the passion of the work we do here!

 Michael Buckhout, Playwright Jonathan Northover, Kevin McGee, and  Kamala Israfilova, the cast and playwright of People Like Us

Michael Buckhout, Playwright Jonathan A. J. Northover, Kevin Magee, & Kamala Israfilova, the cast & playwright of People Like Us


10 Minute Plays, 11-20 Minute Plays, 21-35 minute Plays,  

2 performances minimum! Fully produced!

Full-Length Plays up to 120 minutes, Fully produced for you! 

3 to 12 performances!

We now have performance dates available:

August - November 2018 for short plays! 

January 2019 - March 2019 for full-length plays!

In the past year, we have fully produced over 45 plays for Playwrights across the country and around the world!


"Ken Wolf has vast experience as a playwright, director and actor. The depth of his knowledge about playwriting is illuminating and his passion and love for writing is incredibly contagious. His podcasts are a must-hear experience for any aspiring or established playwright." 

 Michael Zielinski - Playwright



"The Playwriting Podcast is a great learning source! The Playwriting Podcast should be required for all writers...those who are experienced and for those who are just starting out on their journey in becoming writers."

 Edmund Siejka - Playwright

Just ReleaseD! 




Just released Episode #2:

CASTING: What to do and what not to do to create a great cast!




So you have a great play, and you want to take it to the next level, and you can't wait around any longer waiting for a theatre to option and present your play.

For a production fee, we will produce your play for you for 12 performances over 4 weeks. We will work with you on the script if needed, cast your play, direct it, promote it, and bring it to amazing life in Midtown Manhattan at our theatre on West 45th St.

If you were to do it all yourself, it would probably cost you TWICE as much if not more - to rent a theatre, hire actors and stage crew, but because we have a theatre, rehearsal space, a great team of actors and creators, and a production system that works, we can bring your play to life for substantially less and you will have an absolutely awesome 4 week run of your new play in Midtown Manhattan.

If you wish, for a fee, you can have your Full-Length play fully produced by Manhattan Rep

(Cast, directed, and performed) for 12 Performances over four weeks:

Click below!




It is only with the Heart that one can see rightly.

What is essential is invisible to the eye!

- St. Exupery-

(WorldWide: Via email and/or Skype, Facetime, or phone.)
Are you stuck on that play you are writing?
Can't seem to finish it? Needs some help.  
With Playwriting Mentoring, you will finish that play and it will be awesome!

Looking for a place to hold your class?

Do you need a HOME for your on-going class or theatre school?  

Where there is available stock furniture, good lighting, a clean bathroom and riser seating for your participants in an easy to access Midtown location?

We are now offering Manhattan Rep to rent out for on-going classes and events! If interested, please email us at:

and let us know the days and times you are interested in, and we will get back to you! Please put " Rental" in the subject heading!

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Roma Pierro-Wolf



Danny McWilliams

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The Accidental Christmas Romance by Michael Zielinski

Back left to right: Peter Quinones, Lisa Rabinowicz, Jennifer Rizzi, Silvestro Rubino, Assistant Director Cammerron Baits

Front: Director Ken Wolf