A Look Back at the 2016–17 Season
We began with a tour of Doruntine to Switzerland (winning First Prize at the Secondo Festival), brought back A Christmas Carol to the New Ohio Theatre in NYC’s West Village, and joined a handful of “the most innovative Off-Off Broadway theatre and dance companies in NYC” at Baruch Performing Arts Center in the first TDF Performeteria.
Meanwhile, we developed The Snow Queen in a New Victory LabWorks residency, worked with Laura Wickens on her new translation/adaptation of Chekhov’s Platonov, and began building Refuge, our next collaboration with Teatri Oda of Kosovo based on the harboring of Jewish refugees by Albanians during World War II.
Our 2017–2018 Season will include the premiere of The Snow Queen in partnership with the New Ohio, where we will also stage Platonov in rep with The Lower Depths, Peter Richards’s translation/adaptation of Gorky. We will continue to develop Refuge, based on the harboring of Jewish refugees by Albanian families during WWII, with the NYC premiere planned for the fall of 2018.
In addition, we have been invited back to Switzerland with Doruntine, and are working to bring This is Modern Art, Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval’s acclaimed play about black and Latino artists struggling to be heard, to a New York stage for the first time.
Also, save New Year’s Eve to come party with us! Details in the fall.
Expanding the Conversation
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Thank you for supporting what we do, and for valuing artistic expression and exploration. We look forward to seeing you this season!
Jessica Burr, Artistic director
Matt Opatrny, Managing Director
and the artists of Blessed Unrest
"At its best, independent theater is inventive, emotional, inspiring and has the ability to transform the atmosphere in a room full of people. In the several years I have been attending shows by Blessed Unrest, they have never ceased to amaze."
~ Amber Gallery, NY Theatre Now
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