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BEST COMPANIES PUTTING ON SHOWS WRITTEN BY AND STARRING PEOPLE UNDER-REPRESENTED ON JUST ABOUT EVERY OTHER STAGE IN THE CITY:
This is, hands down, the company that has presented not only one of the most surprisingly funny and odd nights of theater that we’ve seen in the past twelve months, but also one of the most diverse casts. And when we say diverse we mean a little bit of everything, plus a good ratio of ladies to gents. Not only that, they managed a feat almost twice as rare: they had an interesting mix of people in the audience, which very few companies can manage. But above all, they’re making exciting stuff to watch, and that’s the most important reason to check them out.
Like the Vampire Cowboys, New Georges gets the nod not only for mixing it up on the page and on the stage, but also for putting on awesome work. They’ve managed to consistently shepherd new work from inception to production that is contemporary, theatrical, thoughtful, challenging, fun, and also happens to be written by women from a variety of backgrounds. They’ve been so successful, in fact, that a fair number of the writers and shows they have produced have gone on to achieve more mainstream success, so catch ‘em here, while the tickets are still cheap.