Gingold Theatrical Group, formed in January of 2006, is the company behind the acclaimed PROJECT SHAW monthly reading series as well as the yearly SHAW NEW YORK festival. GTG is a fully-incorporated 501.c.3. Gingold Theatrical Group is named after Hermione Gingold, actress and friend of Mr. Staller.
A life-long devotee of George Bernard Shaw's writing and life's philosophies, Gingold Theatrical Group founding artistic director, David Staller, was inspired to present every play Shaw wrote as a direct response to world events. Bringing together like-minded colleagues, Mr. Staller created GTG to share Shaw’s works and ideals with others. Shaw believed in each person's need to challenge societal expectations and to forge our individual paths in life, while actively taking responsibility for our own actions and place in society. All of Shaw's plays address the need for equal Human Rights for all. Gingold Theatrical Group is the first organization to present all of Shaw's 65 plays in performance.
Gingold Theatrical Group is dedicated to presenting works about Human Rights using the work of George Bernard Shaw as our platform. In this regard, GTG’s goal is to carve a permanent niche for the work of George Bernard Shaw within the social and cultural life of New York; bringing his canon and precepts to larger audiences while encouraging individuals to breathe these humanist ideals into their contributions for the future.
Shaw spent his life championing human rights by writing plays to empower the individual, and to challenge the confines of societal expectations by making bold personal choices. GTG, now in its eighth year, presents Shaw's plays in performance, sponsors symposiums and educational programs, commissions new plays, and reaches out to the community at large to encourage all people to embrace these fundamental values.
We are fulfilling this mission with our monthly series, PROJECT SHAW. We have built on this successful presentation of Shaw's work by creating the first annual Shaw Festival in the U.S., called SHAW NEW YORK. New York City, this country's theatre and art center, is the logical location for SHAW NEW YORK which celebrates the motivating force behind Shaw's works: human rights. Each of the plays, all comedies, embrace the power of individual thought and basic human rights for all people.
SHAW NEW YORK 2013 was a great success! This year's production featured Shaw's sparkling comedy YOU NEVER CAN TELL as a co-production with The Pearl Theatre Company. This production was chosen by the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to be filmed for their archives.
SHAW NEW YORK 2013 also featured a Shaw Symposium, a Critic Symposium, a Shaw Concert, Lectures, Post-show discussions, and more fascinating offerings. Click Here For More Information!
SHAW NEW YORK 2012 was also a great success! We presented a fully mounted production of Shaw's comedic masterpiece, MAN AND SUPERMAN. This was presented as a co-production with the Irish Repertory Theatre Company in their Off-Broadway theatre space. This extremely well-recieved production has been filmed for the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT 'MAN AND SUPERMAN.'
SHAW NEW YORK 2012 also offered a day-long Critic Symposium on Saturday June 2nd, 2012. That evening, we presented our Shaw Soiree Concert featuring a few of the composers Shaw had championed, while a music critic, as the modern musical voices of the future: Brahms, Elgar, and Wagner. This concert also featured a new work by young composer, Timo Andres. On June 29th we held our first Shaw Symposium, with a panel of eight engaging in a lively discourse about themes woven through MAN AND SUPERMAN. On July 9th, we presented a staged-reading performance of one of the new plays we've commissioned, this one by David Cote of TIME OUT NEW YORK.
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Gingold Theatrical Group
520 8th Avenue #304
New York, NY 10018
"A life spent making mistakes
is not only more honorable but more useful
than a life spent doing nothing."
Pictured above: (top) David Staller; (bottom) The cast of the April 2011 reading of SHAW AND SHAKESPEARE: David Cote, Robert Stanton, Carole Shelley, Emily Young, Arnie Burton.
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