New York, NY: OFFLINE Executive Producer Demetri Kofinas and Director Alexis Confer, are proud to announce their upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set to open June 9th, at the historic Theatre 80 St. Marks, in the heart of New York’s East Village.
Our modern take on this classic will transport audiences to the enchanted urban forest of NYC’s electrifying Lower East Side. Lines are blurred between fairy and starving artist, musician and noble lord, as we follow the interwoven storylines of four young lovers, a troupe of madcap actors and the fairies who toy with all their fates.
Following in the signature OFFLINE style, the cast features a talented mix of comedians, actors, improvisers, dancers and musicians, making for a unique rendition of one of Shakespeare’s most captivating comedies.
This production reinvents the Bard’s classic in an interactive, accessible and light way. It will appeal to the most avid Shakespeare fan, as well as to those experiencing a live play for the first time. We look forward to seeing you in the forest!
OFFLINE Productions is an off-Broadway theater production company specializing in adaptations of classic works, with an eye towards exploring modern and experimental interpretations and themes. We are committed to bringing high-quality theatrical experiences to audiences in ways that complement the exciting innovations happening in the worlds of digital entertainment, comedy and music.
New York City has many great theaters, but we have chosen to make our home in Manhattan’s downtown. We draw on the bustling energy of our community of young professionals, students and families to create an environment uniquely familiar to those who call this eclectic city and its neighboring Burroughs, home. By performing at venues like the St. Marks Theatre, Soho Playhouse and The Peoples Improv Theater, our plays are made easily accessible to New York area residents.
This summer’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the St. Marks Theatre, is conveniently located near the 6, N, R, F, and L subway lines. For those arriving by car, the Williamsburg Bridge provides convenient access to Brooklyn, with the Midtown tunnel providing the best access for those driving in from Queens or Long Island. Our productions at Soho Playhouse are conveniently located next door to the C & E lines, as well as two short blocks away from the number 1 train. Its location next to New York’s Westside Highway and the Holland Tunnel makes our performances easily accessible to those arriving by car or taxi from other parts of the city, as well as New Jersey. Our performances at the PIT Loft are located a block away from the number 1 train, as well as the N & R trains on the 28th street stop, and Penn Station.