Soho Rep. Finds Home at The Public Theater During “Space Challenge”

News   Soho Rep. Finds Home at The Public Theater During “Space Challenge”
The Off-Broadway company, which had to abruptly vacate its theatre last year, has found two venues to stage its upcoming projects.

Following an abrupt departure from its longtime home on Walker Street late last year, Soho Rep. has announced that it has secured venues for its upcoming spring projects. The future of planned shows was up in the air when the company had to vacate the theatre where it had been operating for 25 years—having discovered that they had been inadvertently using the space illegally.


Soho Rep. will now present the workshop presentation of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s untitled play at the Public Theater January 27 and February 3, and stage Richard Maxwell’s Samara at the new A.R.T/New York Theatres April 4–May 7. Both projects will be directed by artistic director Sarah Benson.

“In the midst of our acute space challenge one of the joys we have experienced is the outpouring of love, support and camaraderie from our colleagues,” said Benson in a press statement. “We are so grateful to everyone who has come forward to help us through this and are delighted to have secured space for this season. I adore The Public and we are so thankful for their wonderful help in hosting us for Jackie's workshop this winter. We are also very excited to be at the brand new the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres for Richard's play.”

“Under Sarah Benson’s inspired leadership, Soho Rep. has become one of the shining stars of the New York Theater community,” added artistic director of the Public Theater Oskar Eustis, ”producing work as distinguished for its bold experimentation as it is by seriousness of intent. We are proud to be part of Soho Rep.’s community, and happy to support them in every way we can.”

Tickets to both projects can be purchased by visiting or calling (212) 352-3101.


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