Behind Closed Doors

Coming soon Behind Closed Doors a multi-disciplinary immersive experience combining theatre, film and public art. We are developing Behind Closed Doors with playwright and screenwriter MJ Kaufman as the primary writer, and with theatre and film director NJ Agwuna. The project centers around a narrative exploring the secrets we keep around sexuality and the shame …

Uncommon Voices

Uncommon Voices, an intergenerational series for art, activism, conversation and community.Since launching in January 2019, we’ve presented dozens of playwrights, directors and performers whose work is at the intersection of art and social justice. UPCOMING UNCOMMON VOICES Save the Date for November 7 &8, sign up here to be the first to know when tickets are …

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 …

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 on ALL ARTS

This new series from ALL ARTS, co-produced by En Garde Arts Artistic Director Anne Hamburger and four-time Emmy winning television producer Jesse Green, highlights new theatrical work by artists using their craft to explore the most important issues we are facing today, from climate change to immigration, homelessness to identity politics. Interviews with playwrights, directors …

Gala 2019: Lifting Up

On November 12, 2019, En Garde Arts honored Amy Brenneman & Maria Hinojosa at our annual gala. Photography by Isaiah Tanenbaum Theatrical Photography Our 2019 Gala was a massive success! Hosted by Annabelle Gurwitch, festivities were lively and included performances from Honoree Amy Brenneman, Taylor Mac, and a sneak preview of our upcoming production, Fandango …

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), …