Manhattan Theatre Source

Manhattan Theatre Source
Off-Off Broadway Theatre
Manhattan Theatre Source lobby
Manhattan Theatre Source
Address 177 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10011
Owner Fiona Jones, Ed McNamee, Daryl Boling, Amber Estes, Nancy Sirianni, Lanie Zipoy
Current Production MACBETH
Capacity 45-55 Seats
Date Opened February 22, 2000

The Manhattan Theatre Source is an Off-Off-Broadway not for profit art service organization located in Manhattan near Washington Square Park. A café and art gallery occupy the lower level of "The Source", a 160 year old brick building, while the upper story contains a library and the theatre proper. It is the current home of Ground UP Productions, BridgeClub Theatre Company, Invisible City Theatre Company and the EstroGenius Festival.

The venue and its productions have generally been favorably received. Theatre reviewers Tyler Pray[1] and Stephen Morgan-Mackay[2] both considered the "intimate" setting to be positive, with Pray considering it "one of the most enjoyable small venues for theater in the Village" although it has also been described as "claustrophobic".[3]

The Source's premiered Gregory Fletcher's Stairway to Heaven in 2004, which received the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's National Ten-Minute Play Award[4][5] In 2005, the Manhattan Theatre Source debuted Coronado, the first play by Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River,[3][6] to "packed houses" and a "sold-out run".[7]


  1. ^ Pray, Tyler (15-21 Dec 2004). "Trying Lord Byron for Murder". The Village (The Villager) 74 (32). Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  2. ^ Morgan-Mackay, Stephen (2 Jul 2004). "A Terminal Life". OffOff Online. Retrieved 2007-05-05. 
  3. ^ a b Genzlinger, Neil (6 Dec 2005). "Six People Walk Into a Bar, and a Drama Breaks Out". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Gregory Fletcher Personal Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  5. ^ Garrison, Gary (2006). Kennedy Center Presents: Award-Winning Plays from the American College Theater Festival. Back Stage Books. ISBN 978-0823083909. 
  6. ^ BWW News Desk (5 Dec 2005). "Photo Flash: Coronado at Manhattan Theatre Source". Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  7. ^ Hughes, Brendan (22 Dec 2005). "Curtain call: Dennis Lehane branches out with "Coronado"". Dorchester Reporter. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 

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