Who We Are

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Contact us at:

Hudson Warehouse
211 W. 92nd St, Suite 38
New York , New York , 10025

Phone us at: 212-560-6579

E-Mail us at: [email protected]

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Company Photographer: Jillian Nelson


Mission Statement

The Hudson Warehouse is committed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment for theatre artists. We provide a forum for seasoned professionals to share their skills with budding talent in order to foster the love of theatre in future generations. We expose actors, directors, designers, scholars, writers, technicians, musicians and audiences to time-honored, fundamental pieces of classical theatre, as well as modern works in order to create theatre that is alive, vibrant and a 'ware' that is essential to daily life.

Nicholas Martin-Smith
(Producing Artistic Director)
It was his grandfather's cousin, playwright Edward Martyn, who along with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory of Poole , founded Dublin 's Abby Theatre. Mr. Martin-Smith founded the Hudson Warehouse, along with Ashley Kelly-Tata in the winter of 2004. He directed, and appeared in the company's inaugural production of The Tempest the following summer. He also directed Twelfth Night: Or What You Will as well as Love's Labour's Lost. Other directorial credits include Hotel America at the Metropolitan and Think Twice

with the O.T.C. both of which had the film rights picked up. Mr. Martin-Smith also directed The Night of January the 16 th with the O.T.C. and Finding Mr. Right at the New York Comedy Club. Mr. Martin-Smith has worked for years as an actor, appearing Off-Broadway as Angelo in Measure for Measure (Soho Rep), Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (Douglas Fairbanks) and as Antyphilus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Riverside Shakespeare Co.). He also appeared in New York as Claudius in Hamlet and the Duke of Cornwall in King Lear under the direction of Rod McLucas, and recently as King Magnus in The Apple Cart, under the direction of David Scott all at Theatre Ten-Ten. Other roles include Dr. Lvov in Ivanov at The Mint Theatre, Pentheus in Chuck Mee's adaptation of The Bacchae , and Lt. Charles in Renee Phillippi's adaptation of The Adding Machine at 78th Street Theatre Lab. Regionally he has appeared in The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing both at Boston's Publick Theatre, and as Konstantine in The Seagull at the A.R.T. in Cambridge. He also appeared as Franny in Balm in Gilead, John Polk in Am I Blue, and in the title role of David Mamet's Edmond, all at the Alley Theatre Company. Television credits include, "Law & Order","Another World" and "Spencer: For Hire." Film credits include "Picture Perfect","Carlito's Way", "The Clothes Line" and "Boys Night Out". He received his B.F.A. from Tulane University and his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College where he was a graduate fellow. In addition to teaching at Brooklyn College, Mr. Martin-Smith has taught acting at Marymount Manhattan College, St. Francis College and at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, as well as at his own studio. He is the recipient of the Monroe Lippman Founder's Award for Acting, and a Best in Boston Award for his performance in the title role of David Mamet's Edmond .

Joe Hamel
(Literary Director) Having arrived in New York in late 1999 Mr. Hamel found that a second life began not only with a geographical change, but an artistic change as well. He received his B.A. in English Literature from Wayne State University in Detroit where he was born and raised. His poetry has appeared in various small quarterlies such as the Portland Review and Lit-speak. He realized his interest in theater upon arriving in Manhattan, and from 2000 to 2002 trained, and performed in the evening program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.He appeared in such plays as
The Art of Dining, Blue Window, Shooting Stars, and Time and the Conways. While serving as an intern with the Kings County Shakespeare Company, he understudied and performed in The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew, and A Christmas Carol. He further studied the performance and staging of Shakespeare with John Basil at the American Globe Theatre. Off Broadway he understudied both the roles of Knut Brovik and Dr. Herdal in The Master Builder at the Pearl Theatre. Mr. Hamel has appeared Off Off Broadway as Brutus in Julius Caesar, as Dr. Dorn in The Seagull, as Duncan in Macbeth (Expanded Arts) as King Henry in Henry 6, Part 3 (ATA) and as Don Armado in Love's Labour's Lost (Hudson Warehouse).He had the pleasure of appearing in Fool the final production of Gorilla Rep. written by Victor Kaufold and directed by Michael Lew. He has appeared for the Queens based company Outrageous Fortune as William Shakespeare in Amy Freed's The Beard of Avon and as Laurence Olivier in Austin Pendleton's Orson's Shadow at the Queens Theatre in the Park. A former choral and garage band singer Mr. Hamel has formed a song writing partnership with the group Still Running. He recently completed shooting "A Certain Foolish Consistency" a film directed by Edin Velez and soon to be released on DVD.
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