Blessed Unrest

About Blessed Unrest Theatre, Inc.

BLESSED UNREST uses the safe structure of training, workshops, rehearsal and performance to create an environment where dangerous things can happen. They are an experimental physical theatre ensemble producing dynamic, disciplined, and exuberant new works in NYC and abroad, building original pieces and reconstructing established texts with their diverse ensemble. Since 1999 they have staged over 30 productions (17 world premieres) at New York Theatre Workshop, New Ohio Theatre, PS122, The Public Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Interart Theatre, NYU, Columbia, Manhattan School of Music, Exit Theatre (CA), and Emelin Theatre (Westchester). They have held residencies at New Victory, New Ohio/IRT, and Interart theatres.

They believe artistic collaboration breaks down cultural barriers and builds international bridges. They have been collaborating with Teatri ODA of Kosovo since 2005, creating bilingual (English/Albanian) plays and performing in NYC (first ever US/Kosovar theatre collaboration in the US), Western Europe, and on tours through the Balkans.

Blessed Unrest has been honored with five NY Innovative Theatre Awards among 16 nominations, including the 2014 Cino Fellowship for Sustained Excellence. Artistic Director Jessica Burr received the 2011 League of Professional Theatre Women’s Lucille Lortel Award for her work as a director and the body of work Blessed Unrest has created under her leadership. They were awarded first prize by the Secondo Theatre Festival (Switzerland) 2016.

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New York, NY 10036

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