Blessed Unrest (theatre for the adventurous) uses the safe structure of training, rehearsal and performance to create an environment where dangerous things can happen. They produce dynamic, disciplined and exuberant new works for the stage in New York City and abroad, building original pieces and reconstructing established texts with their diverse ensemble of artists. They are a non-profit, ensemble-based, experimental theatre company generating original work since 1999, including over twenty full productions (thirteen world premieres), plus numerous workshops and readings.
Blessed Unrest is in residence at the Interart Theatre on West 52 Street and has performed at P.S. 122, Public Theater, NYU, Columbia University and Manhattan School of Music. They believe that artistic collaboration has the power to break down cultural barriers and build international bridges. They therefore pursue international exchange and partnership including with Teatri Oda of Prishtina, Kosovo with whom they have twice toured internationally with original bilingual plays.
Blessed Unrest’s productions have been described as having “magnetism and electricity” (TimeOut NY), “physical ingenuity and visual artistry” (NYTheatre.com) and as “a triumph of acting, choreography and sound design” (Back Stage).