about the gertrude stein repertory theatre

Address: 2647 Broadway, Suite 5W , New York, New York, 10025
Vox: (212) 725.7254
Fax: (212) 725.7267
Email: infogs@gertstein.org

The Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (GSRT) was founded in 1990 to promote and support innovation in the performing arts. To achieve its mission, GSRT is pioneering the application of new technologies to the process of creating live theater. To advance its creative work GSRT has conducted a wide range of research and workshop activities that are facilitated and enhanced by advanced Internet, film, and theater technologies. Activities are designed to enable traditional artists from a variety of media, including theater artists around the globe, to interact on cross-cultural, inter-media projects. By increasing broad appreciation for the depth and breadth of world theater, and sponsoring research into the development of new tools and processes, GSRT aims to assist the development of new artists and audiences for American theater. GSRT is also applying the potential of digital technologies to theatrical education for students of all ages and the preservation and dissemination of new and innovative work.

Arthur Miller working with students

GSRT's main stage is devoted to developing classics in modern theatrical literature that resist production using traditional theater techniques. The recipient of OBIE and American Theatre Wing Awards for its co-production with Mabou Mines of An Epidog, GSRT is now in pre-production for a mixed-media, multinational adaptation of Gertrude Stein's 1911 visionary novel, The Making of Americans, for live presentation. Merging digital technology and traditional live performance, GSRT will re-imagine Stein's monumental work for its virtual stage, bringing to life with state-of-the-art digital technologies and an international cast a remarkably prescient yet complex narrative.