"Theatre engaging heart, mind and funny bone as nimbly as this production deserves as wide and welcoming
The Foundry Theatre's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
After our sold out run at La MaMa in Feb, we're bringing our entire company back for a run at The Public Theater!
Oct 18 - Nov 24, 2013 TICKETS
"Show interest in her goodness, for no one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand."
23 Ambassadors bring 300 people to 23 GOOD PERSON performances & talkbacks!
For several years, The Foundry has been working with low-income communities who are organizing for social change, and in 2011 we launched this program employing community organizers across NYC to gather groups from their networks to attend performances at various NYC theaters each season. We procure free tickets and pair each group with artists for a discussion afterwards where we share a modest meal. It's a simple program with a radical idea: to build NYC audiences that reflect the economic and cultural diversity of our city.
APR-MAY: NEXT PRODUCTION
THE BOX by Marcus Gardley
Blending his singular command of magical realism with hilarious doses of biting satire and farce, award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley delivers a punch to the gut of US policing and imprisonment. Written for five men who perform over a dozen characters across generations of captivity and freedom dreams, in an uncanny world nearly as outrageous as our own. Inspired by the writer's own experience of police assault, and conversations with policemen, prison guards, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, as well as alternative justice practitioners, THE BOX confronts one of the most troubling afflictions of our times with brio, candor and provocative theatrical wit.
Renowned author and historian Robin DG Kelley headlines this year's Foundry Dialogues as we continue to explore alternative practices that are re-configuring the way the world works. With over seven million people currently living under correctional supervision, the US is the largest jailor in the world and human history. How do we understand this in relation to our deeply held values of freedom and democracy? Could we imagine a world in which public safety were ensured otherwise? There are many who can, and are already practicing myriad alternatives, and we want you to meet them.