Jean Cocteau Repertory


"Jean Cocteau Repertory was founded in 1971 by Eve Adamson, who named it in honor of French playwright, director and artist Jean Cocteau. 'The Cocteau' had a reputation for serious and respectful productions of classical plays.

Jean Cocteau Repertory's first home was on Bond Street near the Bowery. Adamson envisioned a permanent acting ensemble that would perform classical plays in rotating repertory. Actors in the company were cast in both large and small roles and, in the theatre's early years, they also served alongside the founder as staff members. Adamson, who remained artistic director until 1989, directed more than 100 productions of plays by a wide range of playwrights for the company."

-- Wikipedia: Jean Cocteau Repertory,
Jean Cocteau Theatre