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In the heart of Midtown, just east of Central Park, 59E59 Theaters is a modern theater complex with three stages and a lively bar on the mezzanine leve… Read morel. Founded in 2002, 59E59 Theaters presents Off-Broadway productions by not-for-profit companies from across the United States and around the world. 59E59 Theaters is committed to fostering diversity in its theater programming.
Abingdon Theatre Company provides a safe home where playwrights, directors, and actors can collaborate within a supportive and nurturing environment. T… Read morehe company searches for stories about the human experience that reflect our social, political, historical, and cultural diversity. Abingdon is acutely aware of the theatre’s power to unite disparate population groups through stories about common human interests, and strives to shed light on a variety of perspectives.
The Abrons Arts Center is the performing and visual arts center of Henry Street Settlement. The facility links the 300-seat proscenium Playhouse, origi… Read morenally constructed as the Neighborhood Playhouse by philanthropists Alice Lewisohn and Irene Lewisohn in 1915 to the main art center building, which opened in 1975.
Since 1992, ACCESS THEATER has been a home to New York City's leading downtown artists. When not producing its own work, Access serves as a cost-effect… Read moreive curated arts venue seeking innovative, not-for-profit producing organizations devoted to new works in the Off-Off Broadway community.
AENY is committed to maintaining an experimental, collaborative attitude throughout the production process, and establishing a stable and enriching rel… Read moreationship between Spanish and U.S. artists. Moreover, AENY seeks to enliven the New York arts scene through its focus on collaborative productions, which illuminate and examine the challenges of our society nowadays and the cultural bridge between Spain and the U.S.
AFO is rooted in the belief that solo theater is unique in its ability to deliver life-changing stories to an ever-broadening audience. It speaks with … Read morea passion and intimacy that compels communities of all walks to lean in, relate, and revel, while offering a range of topics and experiences as diverse as humankind itself.
Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy, and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Its unique deve… Read morelopment programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous ar… Read moretists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
Committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience, Bedlam creates works of theatre that reinvigorate traditional forms … Read morein a flexible, raw space, collapsing aesthetic distance and bringing its viewers into direct contact with the dangers and delicacies of life. In this new, fresh, active environment storytelling becomes paramount and the result is a kinetic experience of shared empathy.
Black Lab Theatre is committed to producing great plays that are new and relevant. Our aim is to challenge and entertain by providing audiences the opp… Read moreortunity to see a wide range of new works of thematically contemporary based theatre. Rather than focus on major revivals, traditional productions or outright experimental theater, Black Lab Theatre will focus on staging socially and politically relevant shows that enhance the experiential impact of theater to a new generation of audiences.
Black Moon Theatre Company brings together the mediums of acting, non-Western dance techniques, visual arts, and music with the use of classical texts … Read morefrom Greek tragedies to modern drama and comedy, poetry, and novels. The multi-media work of Black Moon Theatre Company has been described as a "text book example of how to blend live performance and film."
"The Castillo Theatre was established in 1984 by a collective of political activist/artists. Privately funded from the beginning, Castillo's work featu… Read moreres improvisation, the works of the late Fred Newman and of German avant-gardist and Brecht protégé, Heiner Müller (among others), and youth productions. It serves as a multi-racial home for Black theatre, and since 2007, has enjoyed a producing partnership with Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre.
Situated in a landmark building in Greenwich Village, Cherry Lane Theatre serves as a vital lab for the development of new American works and a home fo… Read morer groundbreaking productions of both new and classic theater of the highest caliber. As New York's longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre, Cherry Lane has helped to define American drama, fostering fresh, daring, and relevant theater since 1924.
Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed to re-imagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. The company has been a home for New York’s finest … Read moreestablished and emerging artists to grapple with the great works of the world’s repertory that speak directly to the issues of today. Productions have been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theater awards including the Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.
Company XIV fuses dance, theater, circus, opera, burlesque, and decadent design to create one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. The work is a unique ma… Read moresh-up of classical texts, baroque choreography, eclectic music, pop-culture references, opera, burlesque, ballet, gender-bending, fashion, and theatrical staging.
Corkscrew Theater Festival is a brand-new NYC summer festival running August 7 - September 3 at the Paradise Factory theater (64 E 4th St), with the ai… Read morem of increasing access to production opportunities for a varied set of early-career artists, especially those who are developing work through innovative collaborative models. The inaugural 2017 season includes five new plays with eight performances each, plus a reading series of five plays in development. The festival is presented by The Brewing Dept. and Fortress Productions.
Crowded Outlet is committed to tangling the creative powers of a variety of artistic voices to create & develop vibrant theatrical entertainments that … Read moresend audiences into the world recharged and with renewed insight into the collective human experience.
Culture Project is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. By… Read more fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, Culture Projects aims to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time.
DMoss Productions, LLC was formed by Dewey Moss is an award-winning director, writer, and producer. His newest work, The Crusade of Connor Stephens pre… Read moremiered at the 2016 Midtown International Theater Festival where it won 7 awards, including Outstanding Production, Best Playwright, and Best Director, and is currently set to open as for a commercial Off Broadway run at the Jerry Orbach Theater, The Theater Center in June 2017. Death of the Persian Prince, another award-winning play, is currently in pre-production for an Off-Broadway run after premiering in two festivals and having a successful run at the historic Duo Theater in NYC. Other projects in development include the musical The Southern Baptist Biddy Band (and their dirty little secret), Mean, and a currently untitled dance musical based on the story of Esther.
Elephant Run District is an NYC-based indie theater and film company devoted to developing the work of a core group of artists, challenging expectation… Read mores, engaging our audiences, inspiring dialogue in the communities we serve, and creating long-lasting memories. ERD seeks to entertain its audiences while addressing issues that affect our society. The District is a place where traditions collide and new possibilities are explored in the hunt to create stories that are ultimately human. The company gets its name after the time when founding members Aimee Todoroff and Chris Harcum first met on a chilly Monday around midnight in 2010. This happened to be the final time the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ran their elephants across 34th Street to get them to Madison Square Garden. People cheered the elephants while others protested the cruelty. There were cops shouting, sirens blaring, clowns cheerily waving on tall bikes, horses majestically trotting, and stilt walkers gliding above the crowd. The elephants zipped by much faster than you might imagine. It was exciting and unexpected, just like how we feel good theater should be.
The Ensemble Studio Theatre—commonly known as EST—was founded in 1968 by Curt Dempster on the belief that extraordinary support yields extraordinary wo… Read morerk. EST is a dynamic and expanding family of member artists committed to the discovery and nurturing of new voices and the continued support and growth of artists throughout their creative lives. Through its unique collaborative process, EST develops and produces original, provocative, and authentic new plays that engage and challenge audiences.
Everyday Inferno creates adventurous theatrical productions of new or rarely produced texts that tell women's stories in a unique, entertaining, and ac… Read morecessible manner. We exceed the limitations of low-budget theatre by exploring nontraditional spaces, stagecraft, and storytelling. We are committed to developing a diverse audience by producing work that is large in scope while keeping our production costs (and ticket prices) at a minimum. Through our work, we prove that stories focused on women can be universally enjoyable and relatable.
Fellowship for Performing Arts is a New York City-based theatrical production company that produces theater from a Christian worldview meant to enga… Read morege a diverse audience. FPA has developed and presented in theaters in New York, London, Chicago, DC, and in performing arts centers across America. Productions include 'Martin Luther on Trial,' 'The Screwtape Letters,' 'The Great Divorce,; 'C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert,' and the Jeff Award-winning 'Mark's Gospel.'
The mission of Fiasco Theater is to offer dynamic, joyful, actor-driven productions of classic and new plays, and to offer high-level theatrical traini… Read moreng through classes and workshops. Its goal is to create a new model of fiscal sustainability whereby the company remunerates its artists for their valuable work, and offers performances and training at low or no cost to audiences and students.
Flux Theatre Ensemble produces transformative theatre that explores and awakens the capacity for change. As an ensemble-artist driven company, we belie… Read moreve that long-term collaboration and rigorous creative development can unite artists and audiences to build a creative home in New York.
FRIGID New York is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. … Read moreFRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.
Group .BR’s mission is to present Brazilian culture through the performing arts to the Brazilian community and multicultural, and physical theater enth… Read moreusiasts. By presenting the plays in Portuguese the group offers an opportunity to the audience to artistically connect with the language. The non-Portuguese speakers can benefit from the warmth and musicality of the Brazilian language while reading the subtitles in English. As the only Brazilian theater company in NYC, Group.BR is the voice of the yet unknown Brazilian dramaturgy in the city.
At Hamlet Isn’t Dead, we know that shared emotional and intellectual experiences are vital to all people. As Shakespeare did, we provide an authentic s… Read moreense of joy to every audience member, regardless of race, creed, religion, or financial situation. Our mission is to present the best theatrical experience possible, allowing you to witness and become part of the sublime.
The Harlem Repertory Theatre is committed to producing artistically and intellectually challenging productions that explore the experiences of a divers… Read moree range of ethnic, social and cultural communities. Harlem Repertory Theatre group photoMoreover, The HRT stages new works and established classic musicals and plays from bold and innovative perspectives that will challenge and/or reflect the Harlem community's cultural and social values.
HERE builds a community that nurtures career artists as they create innovative hybrid live performance in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, media, and v… Read moreisual art. Its artist residencies support the singular vision of the lead artist through commissions, long-term development, and production support. HERE’s programs and performances promote relationships among local, national, and international artists. Its space is a destination for audiences who are passionate about groundbreaking contemporary work and the creative process behind it.
Hunger & Thirst was founded in 2012 by a group of artists with a simple, shared "hunger and thirst" for creating theatre. We are dedicated to discoveri… Read moreng exciting, new ways to perform the classics and producing contemporary works inspired by classic stories. We gravitate towards works that express universal, timeless themes that reveal a deep, inner truth about human nature. Our hope is by showing classic stories in an unique or updated way, our audiences will experience these timeless themes more profoundly, thereby making the overall theatrical experience as emotionally resonant today as it was when the original piece was first performed.
Founded in 1968, IATI Theater is a company of artistic adventurers that promotes contemporary Latino heritage through theater, music and dance, serving… Read more as a bridge between artists and underserved communities in its New York home in the East Village on national and international tours. We take risks because we believe you can’t create something new without going somewhere that makes you a little bit uncomfortable. We’re always asking questions. We’re never satisfied with the status quo. It’s the secret to how we find the extraordinary.
Keen Company creates theater that provokes identification, reflection and emotional connection. In intimate productions of plays and musicals, the comp… Read moreany tells stories in which people strive to live with integrity. Keen seeks to build a lasting community of artists and audiences who share a passion for theater that champions sincerity and speaks to life’s profound moments.
We create smart, original, and unpredictable theatre. We produce investigative works based on real-life stories, often engaging with the people whos… Read moree stories we tell. We experiment with new theatrical languages and forms in pursuit of visually inventive and lyrically rich works.
Lincoln Center Theater is a not-for-profit organization in NYC, producing plays and musicals on and off Broadway. The organization observes Lincoln Cen… Read moreter founder John D. Rockefeller 3rd's mandate that the arts are "not for the privileged few, but for the many." Guided by the motto, "Good Plays, Popular Prices," Lincoln Center Theater makes every effort to keep admission prices low and its doors open to all.
Founded in 1970, MTC is committed to the creation of new plays and musicals through an intensive Artistic Development Program that offers commissions, … Read morescript evaluation, dramaturgical support, readings, and workshops. Using the work on its stages, MTC’s Education Program promotes active participation in the arts through in-class instruction, student and family matinees, teacher training, internships and internet-based distance learning. In constantly seeking new ways to innovate, MTC keeps theatre alive and relevant. MTC produces on Broadway in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and at the historic New York City Center complex on West 55th Street. Each season is distinguished by the variety of the repertoire.
Founded in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company is an Obie Award-winning, not-for-profit 501(3)(c) organization whose primary mission is to develop new plays an… Read mored performance works that essay Asian American experiences. We provide a home where artists can take big creative risks and investigate new avenues of collaboration as they hone individual and collective skills. We encourage our artists to engage their communities in vigorous dialogues that push Asian American aesthetics beyond easily identifiable Orientalist markers. We challenge popular prescriptions of what culturally specific theater should be by producing challenging, forward-thinking plays written by today's emerging crop of new playwrights.
MCC Theater is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened - and otherwise never would. Its programming encompasses annual pr… Read moreoductions; development of new work; and renowned education and outreach programs that help more than 1,200 NYC high school students each year to find – and use – their own unique voice, increase literacy, improve grades, and develop important life skills through the creation and performance of their own original work. MCC empowers artists and students to take risks to create bold, daring work that investigates the issues and morality of our time and inspires active engagement of audiences.
Metropolitan Playhouse explores America’s theatrical heritage to illuminate contemporary American culture. The Playhouse produces early American plays,… Read more new plays drawn from American culture and history, and plays from around the world that resonate with the American canon.
Mint Theater Company finds and produces worthwhile plays from the past that have been lost or forgotten. It is Mint's mission to create new life for th… Read moreese plays through research, dramaturgy, production, publication, readings, and a variety of enrichment programs.
National Black Theatre [NBT] was founded in 1968 in the heart of Harlem by the late Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, an award winning, visionary artist and entrep… Read morereneur. With a distinguished history of innovative work in its community, NBT is among the oldest Black Theaters in the country, and among the longest owned and operated by a woman of color. NBT is also a pioneer as the first to establish revenue generating Black art complex located at 2031 5th Avenue in Harlem, NY. NBT's core mission remains the same today as it was at the time of its founding, to produce transformational theatrical experiences that enhance African-American cultural identity by telling authentic stories of the Black experience.
The Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world. The company pr… Read moreesents plays, musicals, concerts, lectures, interactive educational workshops and community-building activities in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian super titles accompanying performances. NYTF serves a versatile audience of over 50,000 individuals annually, comprised of performing arts patrons, cultural enthusiasts, Yiddish-language aficionados and the general public, while also using the arts as a vehicle to educate youth and adults about Jewish heritage. The NYTF outreach program takes events around the region, nation and world, bringing programming annually to over 15,000 individuals.
New Federal Theatre (NFT) founded by Woodie King, Jr. in 1970 grew out of a theatre program at Mobilization for Youth. This neighborhood-based profess… Read moreional theatre was originally funded by the Henry Street Settlement along with a small grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
New Light Theater Project is an ensemble-based theater company in New York City. We place writers at the center of our process of developing new wor… Read moreks and reinterpreting classic stories. We create an environment—for both artist and audience—that is open, engaging, and affordable. We believe in illuminating other artists through a network of shared resources and we continue to expand our network by cultivating collaborations with artists around the world.
New Ohio Theatre is a two-time OBIE Award-winning performance venue that serves the vast independent theatre community of New York and the adventurous … Read moreaudiences who love them. As a small, downtown, artist-run organization with a twenty-plus year history as a beacon for bold and inventive work, we know the challenges and rewards of producing and presenting alternative, groundbreaking theatre.
At the New Victory Theater, we know that kids have amazing capacities for suspending disbelief, getting swept up in fantasy and adventure, and opening … Read moretheir minds to new experiences. We also know that kids are the world's most honest audience members. We keep all of this in mind as we scour the globe year-round, traveling to international, national and local festivals and venues as close as Brooklyn and as far away as Moscow. While kids deserve theatrical stories and experiences full of the kind of magic that only live performance can deliver, adults who bring kids to the theater deserve this too. We don't put anything on New Victory stages that the very grown-up Artistic Programming Department staff didn’t enjoy as much as the 6-year-old sitting next to them. New Victory ancillary public programming and in-theater engagement activities are designed for families and kids to learn and play together, while acquiring exciting new skills and deepening their relationships to the arts and each other. New Victory in-school programs are guided by our strong belief that arts engagement has the power to spark imagination, creativity and dialogue, and give students tools for learning in all disciplines. In all New Victory activities, we seek to provide experiences that push boundaries, encourage global thinking and provide lasting memories. At the heart of the New Victory philosophy is the commitment to break down barriers—be they cultural or economic—and provide access for students, teachers, kids, families and communities of New York City and beyond to experience and engage with the work on our stages. We created the New Victory Arts Award in 2010 to honor individuals who embody this commitment. Bill Irwin, celebrated actor, outspoken advocate for arts education and New 42nd Street founding board member, was honored with the inaugural award in 2010. In 2011, we presented the New Victory Arts Award to Cheryl Henson, President of the Jim Henson Foundation, and, in 2012, we honored the Australian Arts Council.
In the spring of 1995, three one-time Chicago Neo-Futurists and two brand-new recruits ventured to Manhattan to perform the Neo-Futurists' long-running… Read more weekly show 'Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,' which played on and off until 2016. In 2017, the New York Neo-Futurists, in conjunction with the Chicago and San Francisco troupes, began delving into a new weekly Neo-Futurist show. In New York, Chicago, San Francisco and beyond, the Neo-Futurists continue to expose and explore new artistic territory, all consistent with the original mission to create interactive, highly personal, emotionally, and intellectually challenging art for the general public.
Founded in 1979, New York Theatre Workshop is dedicated to ensuring the robust and compelling presence of the artist in our society. This mission is ma… Read morenifested in two distinct but equally important focuses of activity: first through producing an annual season of productions in its 199-seat theatre in Manhattan’s East Village and second, by inviting theatre-makers at all stages of their careers to participate in activities that allow them to gain support for both themselves and their projects. This dual programming, on its stage and in its “Workshop,” allows NYTW to develop and produce theatrical experiences that reflect and respond to the world around us and re-invigorate the artists and audiences the company connects with each year.
Founded in 1997, Page 73 Productions has made a name as a home for the development and production of new work by early-career playwrights. We seek out … Read moreuntried playwrights who are yet to be produced and recognized in New York City and usher their work from first draft to production-ready script. Page 73’s developmental programs are carefully designed to give early-career playwrights the tools and resources to ready their work for production opportunities. Our mission is to offer a crucial steppingstone at a critical, early point in a writer’s career. Each year, Page 73 offers four primary programs to early-career playwrights: a New York City or world premiere production of a new play by an emerging playwright; the year-long P73 Playwriting Fellowship which provides cash, development and career support to one writer annually; a week-long summer residency program on the Yale University campus to four playwrights; and Interstate 73, a writing group that consists of six to eight playwrights.
Under the dynamic leadership of founding Artistic Director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, Penguin Rep Theatre has grown in 35 year… Read mores from a summer theatre in a converted 1880's hay barn to become one of the Hudson Valley's most influential nonprofit cultural institutions.
PCTC is dedicated to strengthening the legacy of the American Theatre with dynamic, affordable programming that examines the influences of the past on … Read morethe present and future of our art form.
Playwrights Horizons is a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers, and lyricists, and… Read more to the production of their new work. In a city rich with cultural offerings, Playwrights Horizons' mission is unique; it is the only major theater in New York with this specific mission. It has distinguished itself by the caliber of its work and its steadfast commitment to the voice of the American writer. It is a mission that is always timely, and it is essential to the future of the American theater.
The power of drama, the passion of music, the force of dance! Extraordinary stories brought to life by an award-winning acting and music ensemble — Lat… Read moreino theater for a global community. Home of The Bronx-Manhattan Theater Express and Plataforma: Exceptional Artists, New Works, Diverse Audiences.
Primary Stages is an Off-Broadway not-for-profit theater company dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. It operates on… Read more the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the artistic support needed to create new work. Since its founding in 1984, Primary Stages has produced more than 120 new plays, including Donald Margulies' 'The Model Apartment,' David Ives' 'All in the Timing,' Billy Porter's 'While I Yet Live.' Kate Fodor's 'Rx,' Charles Busch's 'The Tribute Artist,' A.R. Gurney's 'Black Tie,' Horton Foote's 'Harrison, TX,' and more.
Now entering our 11th year, having produced over 80 shows, nominated for a Drama Desk Award, won two NY Innovative Theater Awards, nominated 13 times, … Read more5 yrs in a row as Best Performance Group... Radiotheatre plans to return to some of our favorite shows and some new premieres for 2015, complete with our great storytellers, award-winning sound design and original orchestral music!
The mission of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is to present diverse, challenging, and provocative plays that might not otherwise be produced and to fo… Read morester the future voices of the American theater. Unique in its dedication, Rattlestick guarantees a second production to any playwright we take on, regardless of the reception of the first. Rattlestick is a multi-award-winning organization which has produced over ninety world premieres.
Real Live Theatre is a cooperatively produced theatre company based in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, encompassing members and connection… Read mores near and far. As a collective of theatre artists, we seek to create unique, dynamic, and powerful pieces of storytelling. We are committed to working as an ensemble, to training in our craft, to discovering new ways to tell old stories and to generating new stories, and we are committed to excellence in our art. We support ourselves and each other to reach our highest potential as storytellers and performance artists. We seek to engage with our communities - local, regional, national, international, and global. We believe that which stories we tell and how we tell them matters. Real Live Theatre is exactly what we do and who we are and we bring the fullness of our love and courage to this art.
Red Bull Theater is dedicated to the exploration and creation of heightened language plays. With the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporari… Read morees as our cornerstone, Red Bull Theater engages today's theatergoers through intimate and imaginative performances of great classic stories from all eras and cultures.
Imagine. Create. Inspire. Repeat. We believe that live theatre is personal, affecting and moving us, but also inspiring us to imagine and create new wo… Read morerks. We are committed to developing and breathing dramatic life into engaging new works or revitalizing lesser known works.
Repertorio Español was founded in 1968 to introduce the best of Latin American, Spanish, and Hispanic-American theater in distinctive, quality producti… Read moreons, and to bring theater to a broad audience in New York City and across the country, including seniors, students and Hispanics of all national backgrounds.
Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing ac… Read morecessibility to all audiences. A nonprofit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.
Second Stage Theatre produces an adventurous range of premieres, musicals, bold new interpretations of contemporary plays, and unique theatrical experi… Read moreences from America's most dynamic writers of the 21st century. Through the discovery of emerging talent, the commissioning of new work, and the creation of a training base for directors, Second Stage reflects the diverse city and the world we live in today and reaches an ever-growing audience through its Broadway runs, national tours, and regional productions.
Founded in 1991 by the late James Houghton, Signature makes an extended commitment to a playwright’s body of work. In 2014, Signature became the first … Read moreNew York City theatre to receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award®. Signature serves its mission at The Pershing Square Signature Center, a three-theatre facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects. At the Center, Signature continues its founding Playwright-in-Residence model as Residency One, a first-of-its-kind, intensive exploration of a single writer’s body of work. Residency Five supports multiple playwrights by guaranteeing each writer three productions over a five-year period. The Legacy Program invites writers from both residencies back for productions of premiere or earlier plays.
Under artistic director Darren Lee Cole, the SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venu… Read moree. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.
Soho Rep. is a leading hub for innovative contemporary theater in New York City. It is dedicated to artistic excellence by supporting distinctive, dive… Read morerse, and pioneering theater. Soho Rep. empowers artists to make their boldest work and invite audiences to share in that intimate and transformative live experience. The organization creates a dynamic context for both artists and audiences that promotes and sustains conversation in the field and the cultural fabric of the city.
Spicy Witch Productions explores gender and identity through the pairing of classical and contemporary plays in repertory. Dedicated to creating roles … Read morefor women on and offstage, Spicy Witch aims to help close the gender gap in theater and to use the conversation between classical and contemporary text to initiate a dialogue and be a catalyst for social change.
TACT is a company of theatre artists that reveals, reclaims, and reimagines great plays of literary merit, creating an intimate theatre experience for … Read moreits audience by focusing on the text and the actor’s ability to bring it to life.
Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatr… Read moree in the United States. SEA has created and produced a combination of educational theatre productions and art workshops/programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational, social and community issues. Its internationally celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and main stage performances, workshops and residencies, among others, reaching over 75,000 children and young adults every year. The organization, established by Dr. Manuel A. Morán, currently has offices in San Juan, New York, and Florida. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, SEA opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and current Producing Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating cl… Read moreass of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 141 productions for over 3 million people in 48 states and ten foreign countries. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Alumni members include Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David. Our education programs — Learning Through Theater Artistic Residencies, Student Matinees, Workshops, Master Classes, Primary Shakespeare and Shakespeare for Teachers — reach students in disadvantaged schools where achievement levels are considerably below average. Response to these programs show renewed interest in learning and improved grades as well as communication and social skills. Promoting theater and literacy by bringing a touring repertory of classical productions and exceptional new works, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America — particularly those where live performance and theater arts education is limited or non-existent —The Acting Company performs each year in over 40 cities to audiences of 70,000 and reaches more than 30,000 students with its arts education programs. Our work: - Builds a discerning national audience for the theater by playing exceptional productions on tour nationwide for diverse audiences. - Educates middle and high school students in under-served and disadvantaged communities, which have little or no access to the arts and have been hardest hit by cuts in arts education. - Develops the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a repertory of classic plays and new works.
TBTB, Theater Breaking Through Barriers, is the only Off-Broadway theater, and one of the few professional theaters in the country, dedicated to advanc… Read moreing actors and writers with disabilities and changing the image of people with disabilities from dependence to independence.
Founded in 1970 by Crystal Field, Theater for the New City is a unique cultural institution that has earned a nationwide reputation for its dedication … Read moreto nurturing established and emerging playwrights who experiment with new forms, and for presenting other experimental and developmental theaters with an active program of community art services and festivals.
Theatre 4the People is a company that believes in using courageous artists, working on original theatre, and not charging a penny more than you want to… Read more pay...while the money might be scarce, this is a company that knows how to use their resources...intelligent and focused artists whose work is as good as any off-broadway house, and is really a gift to the community, done for love of the art.
Theatre East is a 501(c)3 nonprofit theatre company whose mission is to provide the community with a platform to deepen our understanding of ourselves … Read moreand the world we share through works of theatre that utilize simple storytelling.
Theatre for a New Audience is dedicated to the language and ideas of writers: to a dialogue between Shakespeare and a provocative range of classical an… Read mored contemporary playwrights. The Theatre has attracted some of the world’s most talented and sought-after artists. At the same time, the Theatre has provided important developmental opportunities for some of today’s most promising artists. The Theatre also has developed strong partnerships with outstanding presenters and regional theatres in the US and abroad, extending the reach of its work as well as its resources. In October 2013, it opened its first home after over thirty years of itinerancy, a 299-seat theatre in the Brooklyn Cultural District.
The Billie Holiday Theatre (The Billie), founded in 1972 by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, is an OBIE and AUDELCO Award-winning theater de… Read morevoted to the discovery of world-class storytelling with a focus on stories for, by and about people of African descent with 3-4 productions annually. The Billie presents, promotes and sustains art that reflects the definitive issues of our time in and through all of its forms of expression, especially drama, and including jazz, opera, ballet, film, poetry, and other forms of intellectual and instructive entertainment; to produce and stimulate performances or theatrical productions of all kinds with a focus on, but not limited to the African American experience; and to commission and premiere original works.
The Brick Theater, Inc is a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to nurturing the work of experimental emerging and established artists at its perf… Read moreormance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn—The Brick. The Brick presents world premieres, monthly performance series, and seasonal festivals, expanding Williamsburg’s profile as a destination for cutting-edge art and entertainment. The Brick continues to seek new artists and projects, to provide them with a creative home, and to serve as Williamsburg’s primary incubator of innovative non-traditional theater arts.
Creating works to mine the mind, pierce the heart, and awaken the soul. the cell is a not-for-profit collective for artists to incubate and present new… Read more work.
The Directors Company is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company with an extraordinary record in its mission to develop and produce groundbreak… Read moreing new plays and musicals initiated and generated by outstanding directorial talent, for the American theatre public. For over twenty-five years, The Directors Company has mentored and supported emerging artists in the development of original theatre works from inception to production, providing artistic and dramaturgical guidance to promising, new theatre artists and their projects. The future of American theatre depends on a regular influx of new works, to which The Directors Company is committed, and the collaborative process we encourage involves not only the playwright and director, but audiences as well, who play a part in the emergence of original works giving voice to contemporary concerns.
The Flea embodies the spirit of adventure and experiment that has defined Off-Off-Broadway since its inception. The Flea is one of the only professiona… Read morel theaters in the city that maintains an open-door policy for artists—a policy that the organization believes is crucial to keeping New York theater vital. Part playground, part laboratory, part training ground, The Flea has been home to established artists taking new risks, emerging artists developing their ideas, and mid-career artists building sustained audiences and identities.
The Gallery Players (TGP) has provided Brooklyn audiences with quality theater since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brook… Read morelyn Bridge, The Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Innovative Theater (IT) awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. The season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives world premier performances of works by playwrights. TGP resides in a 99-seat theater in Park Slope, Brooklyn. TGP’s reputation, critical acclaim, and popularity among audiences and artists puts it in an enviable position among its volunteer-only and Off-Off Broadway comparables.
Dedicated to presenting vibrant, meaningful new works and classic plays to our Morningside Heights community and beyond. Its productions have included … Read more"All My Sons," "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Devil's Disciple," "Mrs. Farnsworth," "The Heiress" and many new plays. "Althea: She Went to Hell" by John Barrow was recently in the NY Fringe Festival.
The Pearl Theatre Company explores, expands, and enriches the theatrical canon with a company of resident actors by presenting mainstage productions, p… Read moreroviding educational programs and performance training, as well as developing commissions and translations for the stage. Under Artistic Director Hal Brooks, The Pearl seeks to lead a dynamic conversation about the past, present, and future of great plays.
The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy. The PIT strives to entertain and… Read more educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment. The PIT is composed of three elements: a school that focuses on the craft of improvisation, an eclectic variety of electives, and an unparalleled professional writing program; a theater that presents original comedic shows spanning everything from improv, sketch, theater, storytelling, stand up, solo performance, etc. seven nights a week; and a corporate and educational workshop program that offers team building, leadership, and business training. The PIT was founded by Ali Reza Farahnakian in 2002, in a small blackbox theater located at 154 W. 29th Street. After outgrowing its original home, The PIT moved to 123 E. 24th Street on December 31, 2010, opening up the PIT Striker & PIT Underground theaters. In 2015, the original PIT theater on W. 29th Street was renamed The PIT Loft and officially became the third theater at The PIT.
The Platform Group was formed in early 2010 as a call to action by Artistic Director Shara Ashley Zeiger. Our mission is to create work that challenges… Read more, inspires and provides a place to stand on. We seek to elevate our audiences and our creators.
Founded in 2007, The Playwrights Realm is a nonprofit off-Broadway theater company that takes the best of the producing houses, development centers, an… Read mored artist service organizations and puts it all under one roof…or rather, all in one realm. Our programs are designed to meet early career playwrights where they are (metaphorically speaking) and guide them along the journey of playwriting with a focus on depth of support. This inch wide/mile deep approach puts us in the unique position to provide focused attention to promising writers with creative, professional and financial assistance – giving them the rare chance to be well-supported artists.