"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, The Curb.

 

HOW TO SELF PRODUCE YOUR PLAY WITHOUT DOING ALL THE WORK!

Take responsibility for getting your work out into the world. 

Self-Produce your play without the hassle & work of Self Producing!

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


So here is the big news! In June 2017 we produced THE BIGOT by Gabi Mor and Eva Mor and after our production, The Bigot went on to play in 5 theatres across the country last year and then this Spring, had a NYC an OFF BROADWAY run featuring Broadway actor Stephen Payne as THE BIGOT! We are thrilled for Gabi and Eva!!! Bravo!!! And it all started here!

For Short plays 10 minutes to 40 minutes:

Production fees run between $995 and $2500.00 depending upon the play requirements and length of the play. Short play Productions are usually 2 performances but we can add performances for additional fees.

For Full- Length plays: 

Production Fee ranges from $6000.00 to $20,000.00 depending upon the play length, and the requirements for your production, and how many performances you wish to have.  

We are only seeking serious Playwright/Producers for this program.

 

Check out some Play Production program pictures below!

 

Submit your play if you are interested and able to participate, and we will put together a Budget/Fee for your Short play or Full-Length play to be fully produced by Manhattan Rep in Midtown Manhattan.
 

If you are interested in this program for a short play or for a full-length play,

please email your submission to:

 manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Please include the complete play as a .pdf,

a synopsis of the play,

the aprox. running time,

set, costume and lighting requirements,

your contact email address,

your mailing address,

and your contact phone number,

by October 1, 2019

 

Please put "Play Production Program" in the subject heading.

We will get back to you in a day or so as to your acceptance to this program.


CHECK OUT THE PICTURES, REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS BELOW

FROM OUR PLAY PRODUCTION PROGRAM IN ACTION!

Gerry Glennon and Danny McWilliams from our production of The Bigot by Gabi and Eva Mor - June 2017


FOR RECENT CBS NEWS INTERVIEW

with Playwright Paul Kane, Playwright of MY NAME IS SAM (Recent Play Production Play) and Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Rep

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/02/13/100-year-old-playwright-paul-kane-my-name-is-sam-manhattan-repertory-theatre/


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From Left to Right: John Sarno (Abe Lincoln), Jennifer Rizzi (Dorothy Parker), Derek Ruhlandt (Ralph Waldo Emerson), Florence Pape (Mae West), Dave Silberger (Groucho Marx), Riley Donahue (JFK) . Danny McWilliams (The Host), Martin Fisher (Martin Luther King)

in THE LAUGH SUPPER by Leonard Ryzman - May 2019


"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”


“Thanks for the video. The video, like the rest of my experience with your play production services, was simply fantastic! Seeing my play that originated in my mind coming to life onstage was the realization of one of my goals in life! Thank you so much!

Kenneth Einhorn, M.D. - Playwright

Recent MRT Play Production: “A Sickness of the Mind” - May 2019


“Most theatre groups are only looking for short plays with two actors sitting on a bench talking with each other. They provide lights on and lights out, if that. Ken gives you the total package: props, lighting, sound effects, etc. Don't waste your time shopping your plays to theatre groups that don't have the wherewithal to produce them. Stick with a Winner!”

Douglas Garrett Winston - Playwright

MRT Play Productions: “Max” - May 2017 / “Gig Young” - May 2018 / “Eva” - May 2019


Recent Review of Play Production Full-Length Play:

DIRTY LINEN by Ofem Ajah, MD

“We need more comedies like this, which aren’t afraid to explore cultural issues in a thought-provoking manner, while still being able to maintain a spirit of farcical craziness that often make so many comedies as entertaining as they are. If you have the chance this coming weekend, be sure to stop by Manhattan Rep, and see this gem during one of its last performances while you can.”

For the complete review by Anthony J. Piccione

https://www.onstageblog.com/reviews/2018/9/29/review-dirty-linen-at-manhattan-repertory-theatre





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."     

https://www.starrstreetmedia.com/single-post/2018/06/19/Driven-to-Insanity-Nika-Tomljenovics-Take-on-Toxic-Relationships


TO LISTEN TO KEN WOLF, Artistic Director, Manhattan Rep talk about what our Play Production Program has done for playwrights - click below!


"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,
S.RANDOLPH MITCHELL - Playwright

 

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER WE PRODUCED THE BIGOT by Gabi Mor and Eva Mor:

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 and then this Spring had an Off-Broadway run!

For more information on this play: https://www.thebigotplay.com/


Michael Dale, Jordan Allen Bell, Hiro Takashima and Katherine Paulsen in

A SICKNESS OF THE MIND

by Kenneth Einhorn, M.D.

May 2019


"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. 

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

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.

Thank you forever."

Jonathan Brickman
Trumpeting in Shakespeake"


"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"


Here is a link to an article on BroadwayWorld.com about our play production program:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/Manhattan-Rep-Seeks-Submissions-for-Play-Production-Program-20171214


Riley B Donahue, Sydney Bakich, and Edwin Borja in

The Crooked Arrow

by Mark Dubester

June 2019


"This  is my most positive experience as a continuing playwright at Manhattan Repertory Theatre because I just let go of all artistic control. Ken Wolf takes out all of the stress of production: casting, rehearsing, stage design, costuming. I am totally sold on just being a playwright and allowing the producer (Ken) just to take care."

Gloria Craig - Playwright - "The King's Ring"


Jazmine Cornielle, Playwright Michael Terence O'Brien, Peter Celos, and Christine Smith - Cast and Playwright of THE CURB - March 2018

Jazmine Cornielle, Playwright Michael Terence O'Brien, Peter Celos, and Christine Smith - Cast and Playwright of THE CURB - March 2018

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

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

Alan Homeri and Danny McWillliams in The Living Room by Charlie Finesilver - September 2017

Alan Homeri and Danny McWillliams in The Living Room by Charlie Finesilver - September 2017

We have been making  it possible for anyone with a good play, and for an extremely reasonable production fee, to have their play produced in Midtown Manhattan.  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. 


Elliot Nesterman and Christina Petrova

in Eva

by Douglas Garrett Winston

May 2019 


We have produced over 60 plays as part of this new Program from playwrights across the country and around the World!

  

WE NOW HAVE SLOTS AVAILABLE:

Late Fall/Winter 2019 for Short Plays and 10 Minute Plays

 January - March 2020 for Full-Length Plays! 

Production fees based on the plays requirements.

The Cast and Crew of THE STRUGGLE FOR SPACE by Fred Bruggeman

From left to right: Evie Bee, Ken Wolf, Sam O’Sullivan, Jennifer Rizzi, Danny McWilliams, Daniel Garcia, Kyle Ferris and Fred Bruggeman

Gerry Glennon in Past Perfect by Rita Lewis


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Erika Yesenia and Gerry Glennon in Past Perfect by Rita Lewis - October 2017

Jennifer Pierro and Gerry Glennon in Past Perfect by Rita Lewis - October 2017

Jennifer Pierro and Erika Yesenia in Past Perfect by Rita Lewis - October 2017

Jennifer Pierro and Erika Yesenia in Past Perfect by Rita Lewis - October 2017

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

https://soundcloud.com/ken-wolf-6/talk-back-about-past-perfect-by-rita-lewis-at-manhattan-rep-october-15-2017


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Susaye Lawson and Danny McWilliams in The Bigot by Gabi and Eva Mor at Manhattan Rep - June 2017

Gerry Glennon and Danny McWilliams in THE BIGOT by Gabi Mor and Eva Mor


Here is a link to an article that was published in the Sunday Daily News & online about our Play Production program production of the full-length play - The Bigot by Gabi and Eva Mor.  Since this production in June 2017 at Manhattan Rep, this exciting new play has been picked up to be produced in 5 theatres regionally!  https://www.thebigotplay.com/

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/theater-arts/stage-play-bigot-brings-bias-center-stage-article-1.3220017


Geoff Grady, Gerry Glennon, Alan Homeri, Chelsea Clark, Michelle Morroco and Jahmeel Khan-Poulson in THE LIVING ROOM by Charlie Finesilver

Geoff Grady, Gerry Glennon, Alan Homeri, Chelsea Clark, Michelle Morroco and Jahmeel Khan-Poulson in THE LIVING ROOM by Charlie Finesilver

 
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Michelle Morroco, Geoffrey Grady and Alan Homeri in The Living Room - September 2017

Michelle Morroco, Geoffrey Grady and Alan Homeri in The Living Room - September 2017

The Cast of The Living Room by Charlie Finesilver - September 2017 at Manhattan Rep -  Geoffrey Grady, Ashley Taylor Greaves, Gerry Glennon, Jahmeel Khan-Poulson, Michelle Morocco, Alan Homeri, Chelsea Clark, and Danny McWilliams!

The Cast of The Living Room by Charlie Finesilver - September 2017 at Manhattan Rep -

Geoffrey Grady, Ashley Taylor Greaves, Gerry Glennon, Jahmeel Khan-Poulson, Michelle Morocco, Alan Homeri, Chelsea Clark, and Danny McWilliams!


Derek Keaton and Elizabeth Officer in Dirty Linen by Ofem Ajah

Derek Keaton and Elizabeth Officer in Dirty Linen by Ofem Ajah

Derek Keaton in Dirty Linen by Ofem Ajah

Derek Keaton in Dirty Linen by Ofem Ajah


Patricia M. Lawrence and Robert Lunde in ATTACHMENT by Rita Lewis

Ita Korenzecher and Robert Lunde in Attachment by Rita Lewis

Patricia M. Lawrence and Robert Lunde in ATTACHMENT by Rita Lewis


THE LAUGH SUPPER BY LEONARD RYZMAN - featuring John Sarno, Jennifer Rizzi, Derek Rutlandt, Florence Pape, Dave Silberger, Riley Donahue, Danny McWilliams, Martin Fisher.

THE LAUGH SUPPER BY LEONARD RYZMAN - featuring John Sarno, Jennifer Rizzi, Derek Rutlandt, Florence Pape, Dave Silberger, Riley Donahue, Danny McWilliams, Martin Fisher.


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THE PUMA AND THE DUMBWAITER by Matt Tudor - Featuring Danny McWilliams, Kaylin Bancroft, Hiro Takashima, and Jade Pirovano

THE PUMA AND THE DUMBWAITER by Matt Tudor - Featuring Danny McWilliams, Kaylin Bancroft, Hiro Takashima, and Jade Pirovano


THE MODEL T IN THE AMAZON by Charlie Finesilver - Featuring Danny McWilliams, Alan Homeri and Geoff Grady

THE MODEL T IN THE AMAZON by Charlie Finesilver - Featuring Danny McWilliams, Alan Homeri and Geoff Grady

Danny McWilliams, Alan Homeri, Geoff Grady and Martin Goldberg in A MODEL T IN THE AMAZON by Charlie Finesilver

Danny McWilliams, Alan Homeri, Geoff Grady and Martin Goldberg in A MODEL T IN THE AMAZON by Charlie Finesilver


ROUGH SLEEP by Alysse Aallyn - featuring Scotty Corn, Julia Brunelli, Emmet Khedr, Lauren James, and Olivier Kegan Dubar - April 2019

ROUGH SLEEP by Alysse Aallyn - featuring Scotty Corn, Julia Brunelli, Emmet Khedr, Lauren James, and Olivier Kegan Dubar - April 2019


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Ashley Taylor Greaves and Ken Wolf in Le Cygne by Ivan Filippov - March 2017

Ashley Taylor Greaves and Ken Wolf in Le Cygne by Ivan Filippov - March 2017

Ken Straus and Ashley Taylor Greaves in Le Cygne

Ken Straus and Ashley Taylor Greaves in Le Cygne


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Peter Quinones, Jennifer Rizzi and Lisa Rabinowicz in The Accidental Christmas Romance by Michael Zielinski

Peter Quinones, Silvestro Rubino and Jennifer Rizzi in The Accidental Christmas Romance by Michael Zielinski


Chelsea Clark, Mickey Abbate and James Oliver Burke in Waiting For A Job by Fred Bruggeman - January 2018


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David Segarra, Danny McWilliams and Ita Korenzecher in Confess and Conspire by Andy Mayo - Jan. 2018

Danny McWilliams and Ita Korenzecher in Confess and Conspire by Andy Mayo

Ita Korenzecher, Danny McWilliam and Veronica Pomeroy

 

David Segarra, Danny McWilliams and Ita Korenzecher

 

Ita Korenzecher, Danny McWilliam and Veronica Pomeroy


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Christine Smith as Marion in The Curb = March 2018

Christine Smith as Marion in The Curb = March 2018

Peter Celos as Robbie in THE CURB - March 2018

Peter Celos as Robbie in THE CURB - March 2018

Jazmine Cornielle as Jenn in The Curb = March 2018

Jazmine Cornielle as Jenn in The Curb = March 2018