"At its best, independent theater is inventive, emotional, inspiring and has the ability to transform the atmosphere in a room full of people. In the several years I have been attending shows by Blessed Unrest, they have never ceased to amaze."
~ Amber Gallery, NY Theatre Now
Get to Know Blessed Unrest
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More Blessed Unrest Theatre
This spring Blessed Unrest has been in the lab, developing work for our 2014–2015 Season and beyond. Next fall we will bring back Lying, our adaptation of Lauran Slater’s metaphorical memoir last seen in Kosova and NYC in 2006, and called by the critics “the best of the best of FringeNYC” and “the best show I’ve seen all year”. Then we take on Shakespeare’s Scottish King at Bard College with our adaptation of Macbeth, featuring original composition for live percussionists by Lawrence Kramer. In early 2015 we will welcome our partners from Teatri Oda (Kosova) for the NYC premiere of our original play The Sworn Virgin (Burrneshat), which was a hit across the Balkans in 2012.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of our work. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.
Teaching Across the Country
This spring Blessed Unrest will teach workshops in physical and devised theatre at Centenary College (NJ), Stephens College (MO), and at Texas Tech’s Wild Wind Performance Lab. This winter Jessica directed Burn, Crave, Hold at Eastern New Mexico University, Matt taught workshops at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (region 7), and we hosted Cyprus Falls High School (TX) for a workshop at our NYC home, the Interart Theatre. We’d love to expand our outreach. If you are interested in hosting us or joining us in New York, contact us at 646-238-0829 or
Burr and Villani Receive Innovative Theatre Award
At the annual Innovative Theatre Awards ceremony on Monday, September 30, 2013 Jessica Burr and Sonia Villani were honored with the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Choreography/Movement for our original devised play Eurydice’s Dream.