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From the AD: NYT's Best of 2016

December 9, 2016

I'm inspired by the Best of 2016 New York Times list and the commentary by Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood.  In the face of uncertainty in the world, it seems New York producers are making bold and challenging theatre instead of playing it safe with well-worn, easy choices.  Expect this same spirit from us at Artists Rep.  And while we'll continue to consider and occasionally produce work that has achieved Broadway or Off-Broadway success, we're ever more focused on championing and generating plays that first find their acclaim in Portland.  Expect, too, a further commitment to complex work that requires real engagement and participation from an audience. Of the most significant work in 2016, Brantley and Isherwood declared, "To grasp the force and complexity of what was being said, you needed only to bring your ears and eyes to the theater and to keep them -- and your mind -- wide open." Our spring slate of productions and soon-to-be-announced 2017/18 season will ask no less in exchange for a vivid, thought-provoking and memorable experience.

Here's to 2017 and beyond!

Read the NYT list HERE.

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