Times Union calls New World Order a "Dramatically Powerful Evening of Theater"

Times Union calls New World Order a "Dramatically Powerful Evening of Theater"

"Powerhouse Pinter launches new company... ”New World Order” has the distilled power of cask-strength whiskey. There’s some welcome unpleasantness going down, and ultimately it’ll knock you for a loop... Artistic Director David Girard also does brilliant work directing... a thematically coherent, dramatically powerful evening of theater"
- Steve Barnes, Times Union

Troy Record praises Troy Foundry and New World Order

Troy Record praises Troy Foundry and New World Order

"If you are going to start a new theater company, it’s a good idea to define yourself... Troy Foundry Theatre certainly does... The production identifies the new company as one which relishes political theater and is not afraid to embrace the dark and brutal... New World Order is clear and vivid... David Girard effectively captures the oppression of this dark dystopian world and his staging keeps the production smooth and flowing. Clearly this is a director and a company in control of its material" (Goepfert, Troy Record & The Saratogian)

TIMES UNION INTERVIEWS TFT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAVID GIRARD AND ACTOR JOHN ROMEO

TIMES UNION INTERVIEWS TFT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAVID GIRARD AND ACTOR JOHN ROMEO

"We didn't choose these plays to directly comment on America now," David Girard insists, "and it certainly wasn't to capitalize on what's going on in the country. It's just that the themes have turned out to be a lot more relevant now than when we picked them just a few months ago" (Barnes, Times Union).

Arts Writer Steve Barnes interviews Artistic Director David Girard and actor John Romeo to talk about how New World Order came about...

David and Troy Foundry Co- Founders Featured in The Alt

David and Troy Foundry Co- Founders Featured in The Alt

"According to its three founders, “inquiry” and “practice” are at the core of the Troy Foundry Theatre’s mission. The newly created professional company aims to explore social issues by producing new work or reinterpreting existing work using immersive performance and devised theater techniques."

David directing Macbeth in July

David directing Macbeth in July

David is excited to be going to Colorado this summer and working with Perry-Mansfield as the PPI Theatre students take the stage under David's direction in Macbeth.  David calls his concepts for the production "neo-medieval, or post-apocalyptic chic."  Saying it will maintain the spirit of the medieval genre, with a contemporary edge.

Berkshire Eagle features our 17th Season at Saratoga Shakespeare Company

Berkshire Eagle features our 17th Season at Saratoga Shakespeare Company

The Saratoga Shakespeare Company will celebrate the romance and magic of both summer and winter with two of Shakespeare’s most exciting works this summer. A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on Tuesday, July 18th and runs through Saturday, July 29th. The Winter’s Tale opens on Tuesday, August 1st and runs through Saturday, August 5th

Girard Helms Pinter's The Birthday Party

Girard Helms Pinter's The Birthday Party

As the Times Union writes, "The Birthday Party was ripped by London critics after it opened in 1958.  they wrote scathing reviews that caused the play to close after just eight performances. Pinter was devastated; the debacle almost ended his career as a playwright. But a belated rave review by The Sunday Times saved the play's reputation and helped it become a classic...

Romeo & Juliet "Bold..."

Romeo & Juliet "Bold..."

Critic Bob Goepfert writes, "‘Romeo and Juliet’ breaks the rules, and that’s a good thing... director David Girard is a rule-breaker as he applies a rather bold concept ... The production signals the increasing maturity of a local company that is willing to take risks by offering an original look at classic material..."

The Blue Sky Boys is a HIT!

The Blue Sky Boys is a HIT!

Critic James Yeara had this to say about David and The Rep's production of The Blue Sky Boys...

"This is a play and a production that offers much mirthful merriment... a perfectly cast David Girard... the physical comedy between the seven actors is energetically amusing... mining the play for comic diamonds that they toss about with glee... great fun is had when the cast gets loony... "

 

Girard steps in to steady the mission...

Girard steps in to steady the mission...

David recently stepped in, last-minute, to take over for a featured role in The Rep's acclaimed production of The Blue Sky Boys directed by Gordon Greenberg. Initially, Girard was serving in the capacity of Assistant Director (and taking the show through tech and previews due to Greenberg's prior commitment to his hit West End production of Guys and Dolls). However, with less than two days, Girard learned the role of Howard Haggarty and with the help of Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, stepped in, off-book with a new haircut in tow.

MERCI

MERCI

Check out Merci, a short film from Israel Vasquez that I appeared in and filmed in Philadelphia. A wonderful gem crammed with subtext, and working with Temple University chums Vasquez and Merci Lyons-Cox was such a blast. Such a lovely little film.  For more on Israel and his work, check out the link below...