Two River Theater Company


21 Bridge Ave
Red Bank, NJ 07701
County: Monmouth


Mr. Michael Hurst

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For general operating support of Two River Theater's development and production of new works and masterpieces to cultivate an engaged theatre audience.

Organization Background

Under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, now in their fourth full season together, Two River is receiving recognition as a home for adventurous theater artists and their new work. Dias joined Two River in August 2012 bringing 20 years of experience working as a producer and dramaturg in New York and as a leading advocate for bold new American plays. Prior to coming to Two River, Dias worked in a variety of capacities at The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, including Associate Producer and Associate Artistic Director. Hurst was appointed in May 2011 bringing 20 years of experience overseeing budgets ranging from $16 to $40 million at The Public Theater, Central Park's Delacorte Theater, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Two River Theater has received numerous accolades throughout its history, including its designation as a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Recent world premiere productions include: Madeleine George's "Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England"; a new family musical, "A Wind in the Windows Christmas", written by Mike Reid, Sarah Schlesinger and Mindi Dickstein; and Andrea Thome's "Pinkolandia", produced in partnership with the Lark Play Development Center and supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Other notable productions include: "The Electric Baby", for which playwright Stefanie Zadravec received the Francesca Primus Prize; August Wilson's "Jitney" and "Two Trains Running", directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson; No

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