Irish Repertory Theatre
The Irish Repertory Theatre was originally founded in 1988 by Ciarán O'Reilly and Charlotte Moore as an Off-Broadway theatre company with a mission to present works by Irish and Irish American playwrights to American audiences. They officially opened in September 1988 with a production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. To this day, they remain the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to Irish and Irish American playwrights. The company found its permanent home on 22nd Street in Chelsea in 1995. The site, a former warehouse, was completely renovated in order to house both the main theatre space - the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage - with a seating capacity of 148, as well as a smaller, off-off-Broadway studio space named the W. Scott McLucas Studio.