A Dozen Dreams

Co-Conceived and created by Anne Hamburgerwith John Clinton Eisner and Irina KruzhilinaPresented in May 2021 by Arts Brookfield for Brookfield Place New York A dozen playwrightsA dozen roomsA Dozen Dreams Runtime: 50 minutes “Last year I learned how a room can come to represent utter isolation. In this production I learned how a room can …

Downtown Live

The Downtown Alliance in association with En Garde Arts + The Tank presentDOWNTOWN LIVE Weekend Days:May 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 202112:30pm – 8pm “Bouncing off the train at Whitehall Street, I felt like a cue ball getting shot into the rack at the break. Bang! I was able to ricochet from show to show, the …

In Development

Activating Stoops Uncommon Voices: Unexpected Places This past October, David Greenspan and music director Jamie Lawrence performed songs from the songbook era on the stoop of a brownstone in Brooklyn for socially-distanced audiences gathered in the street below. Stefan Grybauskas from the NYC Street Activity Permits Office called this “a trailblazer for pop up cultural events …

Employment Opportunities

Fall 2021 Internships We’re looking for Interns! En Garde Arts had its most ambitious spring, in spite of the pandemic. We produced A Dozen Dreams, presented by Arts Brookfield, and co-curated and produced the Downtown Live with The Tank, presented by Downtown Alliance. Now we’re gearing up for the fall and are looking for interns …

Unveil: A Visual and Live Arts Experience

In partnership with the Meatpacking District Management Association, En Garde Arts will curate and produce UNVEIL: A Visual and Live Arts Experience. We will be featuring some of  the New York theatre community’s most celebrated voices in empty stores and storefront windows, including: Brittany Bland, Machine Dazzle, Nona Hendryx, Ramaj Jamar, Peter Mark Kendall, Mimi Lien, …

Playbill: Wartime Canteen for a New Era, October 17 & 18, 2020

Wartime Canteen for a New EraFeaturingDavid Greenspan – Creator & PerformerJamie Lawrence – Arranger, Performer, & Music Director Artist Bios: David Greenspan is perhaps best known for appearing in his own plays, most notably Dead Mother (NYSF/Public Theater), She Stoops to Comedy and Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons), I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees (Abrons Arts Center) – and his solo plays The …

Uncommon Voices: Unexpected Places

En Garde’s Uncommon Voices gave artists a platform to develop new projects in front of an audience in a 65 seat cafe. We were thrilled to give support to some of New York City’s most exciting creative voices. With the advent of COVID-19, it is impossible to bring audiences back to this intimate indoor space …

Mix & Match

Written by Leila Buck*Developed & Directed by Tamilla WoodardDramaturgy by Salma Zohdi Written by Leila Buck in collaboration with the actors, and developed & directed by Tamilla Woodard, Mix and Match (Working Title) is a theatrical event that invites the audience into the journey of two families – one Lebanese and (mostly) Muslim, one Irish and (mostly) Catholic …

Stonewall, Night Variations

1994 Conceived and directed by Tina Landau “In the wonderfully heady prologue to the En Garde Arts production of Stonewall: Night Variations, the play’s director and author, Tina Landau, turns Pier 25 in lower Manhattan into a boisterous freak show for the audience to wander through. It speaks volumes about the perception of gay men …

PROGRAM: Uncommon Voices, February 4

En Garde Arts Uncommon VoicesPresents Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn Moments in history you’d like to see corrected. Curated and directed by Tonya PinkinsFebruary 4th, 7:30 pmThe Commons Café Playwrights Glory KadiganTonya PinkinsKristine M. ReyesCarmen RiveraLucy Thurber Actors Mary ArchboldNemuna CeesayAkoPaulina de la ParraAkiko HiroshimaTonya PinkinsJane Summerhays Singer/songwriters Julie BrownAngela Sclafani Curator & Director Tonya Pinkins is …

Basetrack Live

2014 World premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYToured to over 40 cities nationwide with extensive engagement programming Created by Edward BilousComposed by Michelle DiBucci, Edward Bilous, & Greg KalemberCo-adapted by Jason Grote, in collaboration with Seth Bockley & Anne HamburgerDirected by Seth BockleyMusic Direction by Michelle DiBucci Starring Ashley Bloom and Christopher BoucherKenneth Rodriguez …

Red Hills

June 7th – July 1st, 2018 101 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor Written by Asiimwe Deborah Kawe and Sean Christopher LewisDirected by Katie PearlMusic Composition by Farai Malianga Starring Christopher McLinden and Patrick J. SsenjovuLive Music Performed by Farai Malianga and Sifiso Mabena Production Stage Manager Andrea WalesAssistant Stage Manager Arielle GoldsteinLighting Design by Brian Aldous …

Harbored

June 22-25, 2017 at Brookfield Place New York Co-comissioned by Arts Brookfield and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River to River Festival 2017 Written & Directed by Jimmy MaizeComposed by Heather ChristianChoreographed by Wendy SeybDowntown Voices Choir, Mama Foundation, Wednesday Sings Choir Starring JeVon Blackwell, Molly McAdoo, Esaú Mora, Renaldy Smith, …

Gala 2018: American Dreams Redux

On October 30, 2018, En Garde Arts honored Alberta Arthurs & Joan D. Firestone at our annual gala. Photography by Flash Rosenberg and by Isaiah Tannenbaum The gala featured powerful, moving and humorous personal stories by Catherine Burns (from The Moth), Patricia Cruz (Harlem Stage), Jessica Hecht (Campfire Project Director), Tonya Pinkins (TONY™ Award–winning Actor), …

BOSSS — Big Outdoor Site Specific Stuff

October 2-4, 2015 Presented at Hudson River Park, NY Conceived by Anne Hamburger A free festival of work by nine creative teams comprised of New York’s rising generation of innovative theatre artists. The Festival Lineup Given The Present, The Future Does Not Depend On The Past Sam Alper, PlaywrightDeepali Gupta, Composer and LyricistJimmy Maize, DirectorFor …

Crowbar

1990 Presented at The Victory, NY Written by Mac Wellman Directed by Richard Caliban A ghost play illuminating The Victory’s storied past, salvaging the 42nd Street theatre following decades of decay. “Crowbar, the newest site-specific project of Anne Hamburger’s En Garde Arts company, is an act of reclamation and renewal.”—The New York Times Photos

Orestes

1993 Presented at Penn Yards, NYAdapted by Charles L. Mee, Jr.Directed by Tina LandauStarring Jefferson MaysA modern retelling of the ancient Greek play by Euripides, with America as collapsed Greece. “Another of the En Garde Arts company’s site-specific shows, ORESTES proves among the best.” —Variety Photos

ANOTHER PERSON IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY

1991 Presented at Towers Nursing Home, Central Park West, NYWritten by Charles L. Mee, Jr.Directed by Anne BogartA surrealistic exploration of what it means to be an outsider. “ANOTHER PERSON surges with vitality, but it doesn’t shrink from its vision of the world as a chamber of horrors where only a lucky few get to …

JP MORGAN SAVES THE NATION

1995 Presented outside Federal Hall Manhattan, NYMusic by Jonathan LarsonLibretto by Jeffrey M. JonesDirected by Jean RandichChoreography by Doug ElkinsAn interweaving of history, economics, and musical theatre, based on the events surrounding JP Morgan’s attempt to save the nation from financial collapse during the panic of 1907. “This is surely your only chance to watch …

THE TROJAN WOMEN: A LOVE STORY

1996 Presented at East River Park Amphitheater, NYWritten by Charles L. Mee, Jr.Directed by Tina LandauStarring Sharon ScruggsA modern retelling of the ancient Greek play by Euripides, with a world reduced to such disarray and anguish that it will never recover. “There is a perversely appealing logic in a production that equates the Trojan War …

THE WASTE LAND

Presented at Liberty Theatre, NYWritten by T.S. EliotDirected by Deborah WarnerStarring Fiona ShawWinner of two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding One Person Show and Unique Theatrical ExperienceA one-woman recitation of one of the most important poems of the 20th Century, shifting between voices of satire and prophecy. “A spellbinding interpretation.” —The New York Times Photo: …