ABOUT THE BARROW STREET THEATRE
The Barrow Street Theatre is a 200 seat Off-Broadway venue operated by Producers Scott Morfee and Tom Wirtshafter, located in the historic Greenwich House, in New York's West Village.
Scott Morfee (Founding Producer of Barrow Street Theatre (BST), 2003 -2016) Shows and artists, produced and/or presented, include: The Effect by Lucy Prebble, Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, Daniel Kitson’s After the Beginning Before the End, Des Bishop’s My Father Was Nearly James Bond and Made in China, Jeff Achtem’s (Bunk Puppets) Sticks Stones, Broken Bones and Swamp Juice, Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes, Colin Quinn Unconstitutional, Ike Holter’s Hit The Wall, Nina Raine’s Tribes, Fiasco Theater’s Cymbeline, Capsule 33 by Thaddeus Phillips, Die Roten Punkte, Craig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Mike Daisey’s How Theatre Failed America, Gone Missing by the Civilians, No Child… by Nilaja Sun, Orson’s Shadow by Austin Pendleton, Satellites by Taylor Negron, BUG by Tracy Letts, TJ & Dave (also at The Town Hall, 2013, 2015), Brian Dykstra in The Jesus Factor and Selling Out, Eat the Taste by Greg Kotis, an oak tree by Tim Crouch, Hip Nos, in association with Axis Theatre Dublin, Fortnight and Fortnight x 2. Other venues: Summer Solo Series (Soho Playhouse); Adding Machine a Musical by Josh Schmidt and Jason Loewith (Minetta Lane Theatre); Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger (SoHo Playhouse); Killer Joe by Tracy Letts (SoHo Playhouse and at Theatre 2851 Chicago) and Shout & Twist (Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles). Associate producer Lady by Craig Wright (Rattlestick). At Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2006: Two Men Talking by Murray Nossel & Paul Browde at Assembly Rooms, also UK Tour and Trafalgar Studios London; Finer Noble Gases by Adam Rapp at the Bongo Club, also at Bush Theatre London; Girl Blog from Iraq: Baghdad Burning, adapted for the stage by Kimberly I. Kefgen & Loren Ingrid Noveck from the blog by Riverbend (Pleasance Courtyard). Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010: Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl by Geoff Sobelle & Charlotte Ford in association with the Traverse Theatre at St. Stephen’s, also at London Mime 2011 (Barbican), and Nilaja Sun’s No Child… at Assembly Rooms, also at the Dublin Theatre Festival, October 2010 (Axis Theatre). Additionally, Scott and BST have presented over 100 shows and guest artists from around the world, including Improvised Shakespeare Company, Jimmy Carr, What’s My Line Live On Stage, Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Pigpen Theatre Company, John Leguizamo, Asylum Street Spankers, Fernando Otero, Pablo Aslan, Todd Almond’s Wyoming and Parts of Kansas, Tales From the Faucet by Glen Berger, Ray Yeates in The Parting Glass, Baby Wants Candy, One Year Lease, New Yiddish Rep, The Pajama Men, Jeff Sweet’s You Only Shoot the Ones You Love, Geraldine Hughes’s Belfast Blues, and many more. BST was home to Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter, Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins, and The Flick by Annie Baker.
Tom Wirtshafter (Producer, Barrow Street Theatre) past productions include: Ike Holter’s Hit The Wall, Nina Raine’s Tribes, Fiasco Theater’s production of Cymbeline, Craig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made, Thorton Wilder’s Our Town, Adding Machine by Joshua Schmidt and Jason Loewith, Gone Missing by The Civilians, No Child... by Nilaja Sun, TJ & Dave with T.J. Jagadowski and David Pasquasi, Orson’s Shadow by Austin Pendleton, BUG by Tracy Letts, and Eat the Taste by Greg Kotis. He has also helped produce Sarah Jones – Bridge & Tunnel on Broadway and at the Culture Project, White Chocolate at the Century Center, Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger and Stars in Your Eyes by Chip Meyrelles. Tom serves on the boards of The Town Hall Foundation and The Culture Project.
Greenwich House first opened its doors on Thanksgiving Day in 1902 with the mission to improve the living conditions among the predominately immigrant population in Greenwich Village, at that time New York's most congested neighborhood. Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, Jacob Riis, Carl Schurz, Felix Adler and other social reformers came together to help immigrants adjust to a new world and improve the quality of life in the community.
For over a century, Greenwich House has strived to contemporize the vision of Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch by being responsive to new and growing complexities of urban life. The House has offered continuity to its neighbors by sustaining its Music School and Pottery along with social services which have proven to be of persistent need and value. In recent history, through private and public funding Greenwich House has been implementing new programs such as the Barrow Street Nursery School; the After-school and Summer Arts Camp; Children’s Safety Project, a treatment and prevention program for children and families, providing therapy to help overcome the aftermath of physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence or other violent crimes; Senior Health and Consultation Center, a one-of-a-kind program providing in-home physical and mental health services to individuals over the age of 60; Greenwich House Senior Centers, four senior centers in lower Manhattan that provide daily hot meals and cultural actives, as well as case management and daily money management; and the Chemical Dependency and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs, making New York a healthier and more vibrant community.