Long-time partners Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal will collaborate on a new production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to inaugurate Theatre for a New Audience's first home, located in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. Taymor will direct and Goldenthal will compose new music for the play, which will begin performances on October 19 with a November 2 opening.
Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, The Lion King) and composer Elliot Goldenthal (Taymor's The Tempest) first worked with Theatre for a New Audience in 1984 on a 60-minute version of A Midsummer Night's Dream presented at the Public Theater.
"Twenty-nine years later, it's thrilling they are directing and composing the first full production of A Midsummer Night's Dream we are mounting as the inaugural presentation in our first permanent home," said founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz.
Theatre for a New Audience's new home is a flexible space which combines an Elizabethan courtyard theater with modern technology, designed by world-renowned architect Hugh Hardy and H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture.