Gerald McBurney, Drama Desk nominee for Oliver Twist

May 1, 2007

Gerald McBurney, who composed the music for our production of Oliver Twist has been nominated for a Drama Desk award. Oliver Twist was produced in association with two other theatre companies, Theatre for a New Audience in New York City and Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California. Read the rest of this entry »


Artistic Injustice

April 11, 2007

We thought our audience may be interested in Robert Brustein’s most recent contribution to The New Republic’s blog, Open University.

-Nicholas Peterson

ARTISTIC INJUSTICE: by Robert Brustein

With so many dreadful examples of social and political injustice in the world, why bother to complain about another case of artistic injustice in New York? To sit by indifferently while a work of art expires from lukewarm reviews is hardly commensurate with failing to protest a genocide in Darfur. Yet, in some way, the two abuses are related examples of negligence and neglect. If the first is a blot on our moral nature, the second is another drop of acid on the decomposing skin of our intellectual and creative lives. Read the rest of this entry »