Sunday, December 18, 2022

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Your Guide to Everything Happening at GSP!


Joy: A New Musical


This holiday season, George Street Playhouse is thrilled to be producing the world-premiere of JOY, a heartwarming and powerful biographical musical based on the life of Joy Mangano — the entrepreneur, inventor, best-selling author, and self-made millionaire whose journey epitomizes the real American Dream. This uplifting true story is about one woman’s triumphant climb, from divorce to single motherhood and bankruptcy, to becoming a wildly successful dynamo that all started with the invention of a mop – her Miracle Mop!





Classes at GSP


Join George Street Playhouses' Artistic Director David Saint as he shares his unique approach to working with actors and designers. David's career spans multiple decades and includes collaborations with some of the most exceptional artists of our time. Including Uta Hagen, Steven Spielberg, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, and many more





Double Your Impact with Your Tax-deductible Gift in 2022!


Now is a great time to make a tax-deductible contribution to support George Street Playhouse! Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts made between now and December 31st will be matched up to $60,000! Your generosity will have twice the impact when you make a gift today. Donor support is crucial as we continue to rebuild, developing new works, bringing new voices, perspectives, and stories to our stages, and providing opportunity for artistic engagement for future theater artists, patrons, and supporters through our education programs. 


You can make your gift online here or by calling 732-258-7556.  All gifts of $100 or more are eligible for special donor benefits. 




Celebrating 25 Years with David Saint


This month marks the 25th anniversary of David Saint as George Street Playhouse’s artistic director! We’ll be celebrating his amazing tenure with some incredible events and surprises throughout the next year. We asked David if he could share some memories from his past 25 years, and we’ll be sharing them with you in our weekly e-news. 

We’re sure you’ll enjoy his 25 Years of Memories.


I had been advised to start off my tenure with a bang! I wanted to feature some new work (a hallmark of my vision) but also connect that work with well-known artists. The answer was calling on my mentors to help. So, I was blessed to offer our audiences Anne Meara starring in her new comedy After-Play, premieres by A.R.Gurney, Arthur Laurents, and Dan Sullivan, all of with whom I had long relationships as well as my Acting Teacher of 6 years, the great Uta Hagen!

The New York Times called it “a smashing debut season”. But for me it all depended on the generosity of mentors in my life. 

Mentorship is key in the Arts.

 A fond memory of Uta: she would sit in our green room after a show with any young people of our staff and over a frozen margarita, pass on her advice on acting! They were gathered all around on the floor like Socrates’ students eager to learn. Priceless! 


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