Theatre 4the People

Todays Date: 06/29/22
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A Grimm Reality  | Open: 07/24/10 Close: 08/14/10
Bryant Park and THEATRE 4the PEOPLE proudly present:

A Modern-Day Mash-Up of Brothers Grimm Fairytales

Featuring the Acting Company of THEATRE 4the PEOPLE: Isaac Byrne, Zack Friedman, Paul Fears Evan Greene, Cassandra Hume, Chisa Hutchinson, Elizabeth Kensek, Dan Kitrosser, Zoe May, Kara Ayn Napolitino, Will Newman, Doug Strassler & More

A Grimm Reality consists of five modernized fairytales of The Brothers Grimm.  Woven into a single narrative by award-winning playwrights Bekah Brunstetter (OORAH!, The Atlantic Theatre Co.), Zack Friedman (Night of the Butterfly, Bleecker Street Theatre), Chisa Hutchinson (2010 GLAAD Media Award for She Like Girls, 59E59 Theatres) and Dan Kitrosser (Night of the Butterfly, Bleecker Street Theatre), the acting company of THEATRE 4the PEOPLE and directed by NYIT award-winning director Isaac Byrne, A Grimm Reality celebrates the diversity, the excitement, and the "magic" of New York City and your favorite Grimm’s tales. Taking place outdoors in Bryant Park and free to the public, this immersive, 3-dimensional experience happens all around the audience, in an exciting theatrical journey that will be enjoyable for both families and the discriminating theatergoer.  It's fun.  It's fresh.  It's free.

A GRIMM REALITY also marks the first full production from THEATRE 4the PEOPLE, a new Non-Profit Theatre Company which seeks to bring theatre to the public for free.

Performances are Free to the Public and intended for Adults and Children 8 and up.

LOU  | Open: 05/19/17 Close: 06/03/17
Theatre 4the People will present the World Premiere of Haley Rice’s LOU, directed by Kate Moore Heaney, May 19-June 3 at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery, Second Theater) with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets ($25) may be purchased in advance at or by calling 1-800-838-3006. A limited number of pay-what-you-can tickets will be reserved for every performance, in an attempt to keep theatre accessible to all. The performance will run approximately two hours, with one 15-minute intermission.


LOU is the story of Lou Salome, one of the first female psychoanalysts and an accomplished writer, poet, novelist and early scholar of the psychology of female sexuality. Lou had deeply intimate relationships with Freud, Nietzsche, and Rilke, along with other great thinkers of the day. Her brilliance matched (if not surpassed) that of these great men, though her work is hardly known. Through Salome’s search for identity and fight to claim her place in a world dominated by men, the question arises: how far have we truly come? An all female cast comes together to reclaim her story, portraying these men through the mind and memory of the great Lou Salome.


The cast will feature Mieko Gavia (Summoned with Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop), Natasha Hakata (This Just In! with Crashbox Theatre Company), Erika Phoebus (Kiss It, Make It Better at The New Ohio), Jenny Leona* (The Beekeeper’s Daughter at Theater for the New City), Olivia Jampol (member of The Bats at The Flea), and Valeria Avina (The Colors of Frida at Teatro SEA) with Costume Design by Katja Andreiev (Beardo with Pipeline Theatre Company), Sound Design by Almeda Beynon (Mytho? Lure of Wildness at Abrons Arts Center) Lighting Design by Becky Heisler (We Are Animals at The Brick), and Set Design by Marisa Kaugars (Scorched with The Araca Projects). *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.