A Bit About Boomerang

The Boomerang Theatre Company is an award-winning Off-Off-Broadway theatre company based in New York City. Boomerang annually produces a season composed of three programs: free outdoor Shakespeare productions in parks throughout NYC; an indoor repertory series of new, classic and neglected plays; and FIRST FLIGHT, a new play development series of workshops and readings.

In the past eleven years, the Boomerang Theatre Company has produced 42 full productions, including six world premieres, seven New York City premieres and reinvented producing in repertory for small theatres. In 2008, the company was the recipient of the Caffe Cino Fellowship from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for consistent production of outstanding work. Boomerang has been awarded two New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Burning the Old Man by Kelly McAllister (out of six nominations), a 2002 OOBR Award for The Misanthrope by Moliere, and was selected as a September 2005 recipient of The STAR Initiative from WNYC radio. The company also presented the United States premiere of Irvine (Trainspotting) Welsh’s You’ll Have Had Your Hole in the NYC International Fringe Festival. Two plays produced by Boomerang have been published in annual Plays and Playwrights anthologies.

Through the FIRST FLIGHT series, Boomerang has developed 45 new works through readings and workshops. We are honored to work with some of the most exciting emerging playwrights in America, including John Pielmeier, Sharyn Rothstein, Bill C. Davis, Isaac Rathbone, Kelly McAllister, Mike Folie, Francis Kuzler, E.M. Lewis, Mary Jett Parsley, Greg Romero and Colin McKenna. Plays developed in FIRST FLIGHT have gone on to win awards and receive productions both with Boomerang and with other theaters across the country and around the world.

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