Blessed Unrest uses the safe structure of training, rehearsal and performance to create an environment where dangerous things can happen. We are a non-profit, experimental theatre company based in Manhattan and have been generating original work since 1999, presenting over twenty full productions and numerous workshops and readings. Blessed Unrest pursues international collaborations, performing here and overseas, including an ongoing relationship with Teatri Oda of Kosova.
The resident company at the Interart Theatre on West 52nd Street, Blessed Unrest has performed at PS122, the Public Theater, NYU's Lowe Theater, Columbia University, and Manhattan School of Music. In 2008 we received the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Play.
Blessed Unrest's work has been funded by: New York State Council on the Arts, The Mellon Foundation, The SHS Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Puffin Foundation, Theatre Communications Group/International Theatre Institute, A.R.T. New York/The Nancy Quinn Fund, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State/Office in Kosova, and by contributions from generous individual donors.