Tuesday
May262015

En Garde Arts: Inspirational Site-Specific Theater from 1985-99 Comes Back in 2014!

 

Anne Hamburger was a mentor and inspiration for me in the 1980s during my time as artistic director of Theaterworkers in New York City. She moved on to be artistic director of La Jolla Playhouse, and then was an Executive Vice President at Disney. I'm happy to report she is "back on the site" with a new incarnation of En Garde Arts and their inagural production of "BASETRACK Live" (2014). What will she be doing next???  CLICK HERE to find out about their exciting projects for 2015-16!

From her Bio on the En Garde Arts website: "Founded by Anne Hamburger, En Garde Arts was the leader of the site-specific theatre movement in New York City, developing iconoclastic theatrical productions in the 80s and 90s with many of downtown’s most visionary artists including Chuck Mee, Anne Bogart and Tina Landau. In 2014, the organization made a powerful return to New York with its inaugural production BASETRACK Live, named one of the top ten productions of 2014 by The New York Times. The production’s tour has already traveled to 25 cities across the country.

Anne Hamburger was recently awarded an Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Political Women’s Caucus and has been named “a person to watch in 2015″ by The Wall Street Journal. En Garde’s past productions have been honored with six OBIEs, two Drama Desk Awards and an Outer Critics Circle Award. In 1999, she became an Executive Vice President at Disney, where she led the creative development and production of all the major stage shows for the parks worldwide. For the first time in Disney’s history, she brought in renowned theatrical artists to create Broadway caliber theatre. Many of the shows developed under her tenure are still running today." 

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