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Why New Plays Matter

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our 20th Anniversary Holiday Campaign. We’re off to a great start, and there’s still time for you to join the team. Take a look at this great new video below asking for your help to support New Play Development.

We’re asking for donations of $20 to support our 20th Anniversary.

  1. A $20 monthly recurring gift (about sixty five cents per day) makes the most impact on our artists and our audience. This allows us to sustain the work even when no box office comes in or while waiting for grant money to arrive (we often have to wait a long time between “winning” the grant and actually GETTING the grant money). You can make a recurring donation here.
  2. A $20 one time gift helps to support new plays and new visions. In our first 19 seasons, we have brought 60 plays to life in full productions, and nearly 100 in labs, workshops and readings. Your gift is significant! You can make a one time donation here.

One of the major programs you are supporting during our 20th Anniversary are our New Play programs. Check out this short video about why new plays matter.

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Our new play programs make a huge impact by creating an artistic home for many playwrights. Thank you in advance for your support!

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The Boomerang Community: Amy Lee Pearsall

As part of our Holiday fundraising campaign, we’ve asked members of Boomerang’s artistic family to write about our company and what makes us unique for them. We hope that you will recognize our distinctive contribution to New York City theatre with a financial gift this holiday season. You can make any size tax-deductible donation here.

But don’t take our word for it…

Amy Lee Pearsall

Boomerang Theatre Company
comes at you from the front with the classics, and then swings around from the back with productions of exciting, original works. Whether it’s Shakespeare performed in one of our city’s beautiful parks, a revival of a period favorite, or an original play taken from table-read, to trial-run with bare minimum effects, to full-staging with elaborate costumes, this is a company that strikes from all directions and to delightful effect.

It is not an exaggeration to say that most actors that I’ve personally encountered at the AEA center, I first saw onstage in a Boomerang production.  I think there’s a reason for that. There’s a shared dedication to quality, to professionalism, and to craft between this company and the actors it attracts.

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l to r: Isaiah Tanenbaum and Amy Lee Pearsall in LICKSPITTLES, BUTTONHOLERS AND DAMNED PERNICIOUS GO-BETWEENS (2015). Photo by Kate Hess.



Boomerang’s passion for timeless works and boundary-pushing new plays is evident, as is its love of theatre and the indie theatre community as a whole. The company’s drive is admirable, its successful 17-year history speaks for itself, and we are all the richer for it.

You can make a tax-deductible donation here

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Fun Photo Collages for the Season

Hi everyone…Here at Boomerang we put together photo collages for Annual Reporting requirements (basically we send these off to people who are looking for photographic evidence we actually did things). I thought we’d share them with you, as sort of a visual summary of what we’ve been doing these last 12 months. We’re still working on the version of Love’s Labour’s Lost…

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Hi folks…final week of performances for this amazing show. It’s not too late for you to get tickets.

Details for the show are here, and tickets can be purchased here. We’d love to have you join us for this wild ride before it ends!

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Even More New Pics from Lickspittles!

Because everyone loves a good picture (I mean, it’s worth a thousand words at least), here’s a few more snaps from Lickspittles, courtesy of photographer Kate Hess.

Only 10 more performances left! You can get your tickets here


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New Photos for LICKSPITTLES!

We had a terrific opening weekend, and we have photos to prove it!
Only 12 more performances left! Get your tickets here.

Can’t make it to the show? Make a tax-deductible donation here to support this exciting new play!

(all photos by Kate Hess)


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It’s Day of the Show, People!

Happy First Performance to the entire Lickspittles cast and Crew!

Only 15 performances! Tickets are available here!



(photos by Isaiah Tanenbaum; Illustration by Stefano Imbert)