He spearheaded numerous productions at 13th Street; provided a joyous and triumphant return of La Forrest Cope and directed Robert Funaro in a riveting drama just a few months ago. Joe Battista is rapidly becoming the hardest working man in independent theater biz as artistic director of 13th Street Repertory Theater.
Once a bastion of controversial and daring works as well as a leading location within the historic off-off Broadway movement of the 60s, 13th Street Rep fell upon disrepair for long enough that many forget it was even in operation. “many have tried to save the old place” Battista said with gravity, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with such names as Gates McFadden, William Hickey and Uta Hagan as his teachers and mentors, “but now we have a team in place to bring 13th Street back and beyond !!” he concluded in his usually powerful and inspiring tone. >> READ THE FULL STORY
The 13th Street Repertory Company, founded in 1972 by Artistic Director Edith O'Hara, provides a place for actors, directors, playwrights and technicians to develop their craft in a caring, nurturing, professional environment.
Five to seven shows run weekly, including children's shows on weekends.
TSRC founder, Edith O'Hara, has received commendations for her work at 13th Street Repertory Company from NYC Mayor Bloomberg, NYS Governor Cuomo, and our First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.
The 13th Street Repertory Company is home to the longest running Off-Off-Broadway play, Israel Horovitz' LINE, now in its 40th year, and is a proud member of the Heart of Off-Broadway.
13th Street Repertory Company was voted the Best Off-Off Broadway Company to act with in New York City by Backstage: The Best of New York
13th Street Repertory Company
50 W 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
between 5th and 6th Avenues
F, V to 14th Street (6th Ave) **
1, 2, 3 to 14th Street (7th Ave)
A, C, E to 14th Street (8th Ave)
A, C, D. E to West 4th Street (8th St)
4, 5, 6, N, R, Q to Union Square (14th St)
L to 6th Avenue (14th St) **
** These are the closest subway stops.
Other stops one to three blocks away.
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