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Manager of Partnerships and New Business About En Garde ArtsEn Garde Arts is a New York City-based, Obie and Drama Desk award-winning theatre company. Founded by Artistic Director Anne Hamburger in 1985, the company has a long history of creating site-specific work with social impact at its core. We create, produce and present bold theatre […]

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 […]

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 […]


October 26 – November 13, 2016 World premiere at Abrons Arts Center, NY Written by Seth Bockley & Anne HamburgerDirected by Seth BockleyMovement by Devon DeMayo & Patrick McCollumMusic by Kyle Miller & Towr’s, Kyle Henderson & Desert Noises and Gregory Alan Isakov Starring Holly Demorro, Caitlin Goldie, Taylor Noble, Riley Suter, Welker White, Jake […]


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, […]

In Development

A Spring Festival Downtown Live The Alliance for Downtown New York has invited En Garde Arts, in association with The Tank, to produce a festival for two weekends in May 2021. Downtown Live will activate three outdoor spaces in lower Manhattan and showcase some of the most exciting established and emerging artists in NYC. An Immersive Public Art […]

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), […]

The Fall

RONALD GUTTMAN performs an adaptation of Albert Camus’ The Fall to benefit En Garde Arts an immersive theatre piece with angst and alcohol Hudson Social, Dobbs Ferry Sunday, October 29th, 5 pm Tickets are $35 — Extremely limited capacity! Ronald Guttman (TV: Mad Men, Mildred Pierce, Homeland, Mozart in the Jungle) Film: (August Rush, Avalon, […]


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


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


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 […]


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 […]


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: […]