Blessed Unrest

Blessed Unrest’s 16th Season is underway, and we’re going to new lands and in new directions.

Doruntine performs in Switzerland


Photo by Alan Roche

In November we will bring Doruntine, our acclaimed bilingual collaboration with Teatri ODA from Prishtina, Kosova, to the Secondo Theaterfestival in Zurich, Switzerland.

Inspired by the Albanian legend, Doruntine is a mythical tale of family loyalty, forbidden love, and the power of a promise that can never be broken. Doruntine has been loved by packed houses in four different countries, and we can’t wait to bring it to Western Europe for the first time.

New Victory Theater LabWorks

New Victory TheaterBlessed Unrest has been invited to join the New Victory LabWorks program to develop our adaptation of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. As part of New Victory LabWorks we will be given rehearsal space in the beautiful New 42nd Street Studios, a stipend for development expenses, professional development opportunities with New Victory visiting companies from around the world, and access to the feedback and support of the New Victory Artistic Programming staff.

The New Victory Theater, one of the nation’s leading presenters of theatre for family audiences, established New Victory LabWorks to lead to a body of work that will expand and enrich the quality of performing arts made in the USA for kids and their families. We’re proud to be welcomed into this incredible program, as we bring our physical theatre aesthetic to the peculiar lands and wild creatures encountered by the courageous heroine at the heart of The Snow Queen.

The Brave Summit

The Brave SummitJessica will speak at The Brave Summit on Saturday, November 5 at Fordham University at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The Brave Summit brings generations of women and girls together for a one-day forum with leaders, experts, and scholars to drive cultural change and ignite power, passion, and purpose. We are thrilled that Artistic Director Jessica Burr has been invited to join an impressive array of leaders from a broad spectrum of industries.

"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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