"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 -

“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


February 21 - 24 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,

17-19 West 45th St. NYC

To celebrate the magic of PERFORMANCE and to get everyone out of their apartments before cabin fever sets in, we are holding our First Community Performance Event of 2019,

Manhattan Rep's Mid Winter Madness Performance Event!

Seeking fully produced:

Short Plays (6 - 15 minutes),

Dance Pieces (3 - 15 minutes)

Songs (2 songs if you want - up to 10 minutes),

Stand up Comedy (up to 10 Minutes),

Passionate Poetry Readings (up to 10 Minutes),

and Music Acts (up to a 15 minute set)

ALL AGES!

Each short play, dance piece, singer, comedian, poet, music act get at least two performances if they wish.

There will be a short tech, and a dress rehearsal.

We will run the sound and lights and the logistics.

You simply bring your art to Manhattan Rep and bring it to life!!!

Submit and we will send you your dates and times for your performances and more info.

THERE IS NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE.

WE SUPPLY A TECHNICIAN TO RUN THE SOUND AND LIGHTS

And we handle ticketing, posters and more.

Manhattan Rep’s Newest Independent Play Producer Program!

So you open your play and before you have time to really promote it, and get the right people in to see it, your play closes.

How many times have you been there?

It is crazy expensive to rent a theatre on-going, so how do you find the time to get the right people in to see your play so you can take your play to the next level?

We may have a solution.

It is called THE PRODUCER’S PLAY PLAN.

The play that you rehearse and bring to Manhattan Rep will be performed once a week for 4 weeks, or 8 weeks, (which ever option you choose) and you will finally have the time to promote and develop your play before it closes.


 
The Cast and Creative Team of Manhattan Rep’s Winter One Act Play Competition Series 4!

The Cast and Creative Team of Manhattan Rep’s Winter One Act Play Competition Series 4!


Don’t Miss This!



SHORT PLAY PRODUCTION SUBMISSIONS!

Feb. 7 - March 31, 2019 21 to 40 minute plays! Fully produced!

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Short Plays 15 Minutes or Under - Fully produced, ready to compete!


Our New Theatre on West 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan!

 

Please check out all that we do here.

Manhattan Rep is a unique theatre for new work in New York City.

We are committed to the creative artist and to the magic of creation.

Jennifer Pierro and Ken Wolf

Co-Founders, Manhattan Rep


The Cast and Director of The Court Martial of Admiral Montojo by Dennis Posadas - Play Production Program

Audience Talkback, Dec. 8, 2018

Manhattan Rep’s Ground-Breaking Play Production Program!

FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

You can have your play produced in New York City!

How to Self-Produce your play without the Hassle of Self-Producing!

 

"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

 

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!

To listen to Ken Wolf, Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre talk about our Play Production Program and what it has done for the playwrights who have participated, click below!

Recent Review of Play Production Full-Length Play:

DIRTY LINEN by Ofem Ojah

Review by Anthony J. Piccione - OnStageBlog.com

"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."

Full Review - September 29, 2018:

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

Review by Sara Margolis - starsstreetmedia.com

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

Full Review - June 19, 2018      

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


THE STATE OF THE ART OF PLAY CREATION!




13 Years of Creating Awesome theatre!

 
 

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FULL-LENGTH PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT

PAST PERFECT by Rita Lewis

DAD AND THE DOG by Ken Wolf

THE PEOPLE IN MY HIPS by Ken Wolf

THE STRUGGLE FOR SPACE by Fred Bruggeman

THE COURT MARTIAL OF ALMIRANTE MONTOJO by Dennis Posadas

ATTACHMENT by Rita Lewis

MY NAME IS SAM by Paul Manuel Kane

PERSONAL TRAINING by Ken Wolf


"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 -