Founded by Ciarán O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore, The Irish Repertory Theatre premiered in September 1988. In 1995 the company moved to its permanent home in a renovated former warehouse in Chelsea.
The theatre's mission is to "bring works by Irish and Irish American masters and contemporary playwrights to American audiences, to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish American experience, and to encourage the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures," according to the Irish Rep website.
At left (from top): Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes; David Saddler and John McMartin; James Morgan and David Staller; Helen Stenborg and Swoosie Kurtz; Thomas Meehan and Frank McCourt; and Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O'Reilly.
Below: Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes at the Irish Repertory Theatre's Annual Gala Benefit.
photos by Aubrey Reuben