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T. Schreiber Studio
151 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001
212-741-0209
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Jonathan Landberg
Snacks and drinks available
Blood Sky dining Mar 20 2014 star this tip starred
Jonathan Landberg
General admission, but it only seats about 50 people so there isn't a bad seat in the house. Also there was no line to enter, they just opened the doors a couple minutes before 8 and people walk in, so there's no need to arrive early in order to get a better seat (though if you do you may buy drinks and snacks in their 'lounge'.)
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Website

http://tschreiber.org/productions/now-playing-2/

Quotes & Highlights

“I cannot recommend it highly enough. The large cast and quality design create something that is truly special and unique to the New York theater scene. You won’t find something like it in such an intimate setting. Go see it.”  —Theatre is Easy (theasy.com)
“T. Schreiber Studio’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead is superlative in every way. There’s not a richer or more rewarding work of theatre anywhere in town right now…”  —nytheatre
“I’ve never seen anything like Balm in Gilead before, in which a large cast is so well orchestrated to create a fully living theatrical piece in front of me…Balm in Gilead is a symphony of sounds, characters, violence, sexuality, dialogues, monologues and life that has its own movements that fill the stage.”  —Theatre is Easy (theasy.com)
“The company he’s [Director Peter Jensen] assembled is without peer on any stage in NYC right now; these 29 actors inhabit their roles viscerally.”  —nytheatre

Description

Written by Lanford Wilson

Directed by Peter Jensen

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Balm in Gilead_, Lanford Wilson’s first full-length play, captures the lives of the disenfranchised, the lost, and the derelicts who hang out at an all-night diner on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Joe and Darlene, two young people who desire better lives, are at the center of the maelstrom, caught in the crosshairs of the turbulent 1960s. Poetic and haunting_, Balm in Gilead_ resonates as strongly today as it did at its 1965 premiere at Ellen Stewart’s Café MaMa.

About the Ticket Supplier: T. Schreiber Studio

The T. Schreiber Studio began in 1969 with Terry Schreiber teaching classes twice a week to twelve actors in a converted loft on the Upper East Side of New York City. Enrollment increased and the group began mounting productions in what were the early beginnings of New York City’s Off-Off Broadway movement and building its reputation of high quality productions and performances. The studio continued to grow, adding more faculty, more actors, and more plays and in the mid 70’s, drama critic Walter Kerr’s glowing review in the New York Times of Schreiber’s production of The Trip Back Down, brought the Studio much attention and packed houses. The Trip Back Down then moved to Broadway and John Cullum (Northern Exposure) was signed to do the lead. Throughout the 1980’s and into the 90’s the T. Schreiber Studio continued to produce good actors and good theater, adding Betty Buckley to its prestigious faculty and residing at 83 East Fourth Street, the burgeoning street of Off-Off Broadway. During that time Terry Schreiber continued his own directing career with two more Broadway shows: Devour the Snow and K-2, and numerous regional theater productions providing more casting opportunities for studio actors.

In 1996 the Studio moved to its current, renovated multi-use space on the 7th floor of 151 West 26th Street in New York’s lively Chelsea neighborhood. Classes and productions run continuously throughout the year.