50 West 13th Street
Beginning in 1972, the 1846-47 Greek Revival rowhouse at 50 West 13th Street was home of the 13th Street Repertory Company, an “Off-Off Broadway” theater founded by artistic director Edith O’Hara. Her passing in late 2020 put the future of the historic row house and the beloved theater in jeopardy, as co-owners of the house had agreed to delay any demolition plans until after O’Hara’s passing. The theater, and several which occupied the space before it, hosted decades of actors, directors, artists, designers, and playwrights in the spirit of experimentation and innovation, as well as Off-Off Broadway’s longest-running show ever, “Line.” Village Preservation is seeking landmark designation for the house to save it from demolition.
Write City Officials
January 13, 2021
Saving 50 West 13th Street, Home of the 13th Street Repertory TheatreRead More