Habit of Art New York

Jessica Dennis is currently starring with Matthew Kelly in The Habit of Art at 59E59 Theatre. This New York venue presents a curated programme of American and international Off Broadway premieres.

Alan Bennet’s 2009 play is being enjoyed by audiences for the first time in New York. Jessica is playing George, a naive but enthusiastic ASM who is forced to take on several roles in a very difficult rehearsal!

JD Jessica Dennis
Jessica Dennis

The Habit of Art looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. Exploring friendship, rivalry, and heartache this multi-layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain, and emotional cost of creativity.

In 2020 the UK touring version of this show was derailed due to Covid. After a hugely successful streamable iteration, we are delighted that this production is able to be seen in all its brilliance in New York this Spring!