Manhattan Theater Source



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The Manhattan Theatre Source is an Off-Off-Broadway not for profit art service organization located in Manhattan near Washington Square Park. A café and art gallery occupy the lower level of "The Source", a 160 year old brick building, while the upper story contains a library and the theatre proper. Manhattan Theater Source is the current home of Ground Up Theatre Company, BridgeClub Theatre Company, Invisible City Theatre Company and the EstroGenius Festival.
The Manhattan Theater Source venue and its productions have generally been favorably received. Theatre reviewers Tyler Pray and Stephen Morgan-Mackay both considered the "intimate" setting to be positive, with Pray considering it "one of the most enjoyable small venues for theater in the Village" although it has also been described as "claustrophobic".
The Source's premiered Gregory Fletcher's Stairway to Heaven in 2004, which received the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's National Ten-Minute Play Award In 2005, the Manhattan Theatre Source debuted Coronado, the first play by Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, to "packed houses" and a "sold-out run".