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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. Ever since its founding in 2002, 59E59 Theaters has continued to showcase Off-Broadway productions by non-profit companies from throughout the United States and throughout the globe.
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.
Abingdon Theatre Company provides a safe space for playwrights, directors, and actors to collaborate in a supportive and uplifting environment. The com… Read morepany seeks to produce stories that exemplify our social, political, historical, and cultural diversity. Abingdon takes seriously the theatre’s ability to bring together people from different walks of life through stories about common human interests, and strives to platform a multitude 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.
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.
Founded in 1976 by James Jennings, American Theatre of Actors is a repertory theatre company consisting of 50 actors, 15 playwrights and 8 directors. I… Read morets purpose is to promote the development of new playwrights, directors and actors and offer space for them to grow and expand their craftsmanship while simultaneously creating work that explores social issues facing audiences today.
Ars Nova is dedicated to incubating and providing opportunities to artists specializing in theater, comedy, and music, no matter the stage of their pro… Read morefessional careers. Its unique development programs are built to support out-of-the-box thinking and encourage creative, genre-defying work. By providing a safe space for risk-taking and collaboration, Ars Nova gives voice to a younger generation of artists and audiences.
Since 2001, Astoria Performing Arts Center has been committed to moving the residents of Queens and the Greater New York City area in modern cultural a… Read morend social issues through live performance, arts education, and community participation. A non-profit theater, APAC has premiered plays and musicals while continuing to develop new plays through readings and workshops. Additionally, APAC offers a myriad of free community initiatives, including a summer performance camp for young children, an after-school playwriting program for middle-school students, and performance programs for Queens residents ages 60 and over.
From solo shows, to multicast performances, from heart-stopping thrillers to heart wrenching tragedies, Audible Theater takes what you thought you knew… Read more about going to the theater and subverts it all. These immersive and accessible productions push beyond the stage (and the page) to offer a new manner of storytelling. Explore this vast array of powerful voices innovating a new vision of what theater can be.
August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, founded by Robert Greer, is dedicated to producing works of lesser renown by famous playwright August Strindberg i… Read moren new translations and interpretations that shed new light on them in today's time.
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For over a century, BAM has supported and presented boundary-push… Read moreing artists and ideas—galvanizing both local and worldwide communities. With highly respected programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of upcoming talents as well as innovative modern masters.
Dedicated to the immediacy that theatre provides an actor and an audience, Bedlam pioneers works of theatre that spark new life in traditional forms. B… Read morey breaking the boundaries between viewers and doers, Bedlam seeks to put audiences into direct contact with the dangers and delicacies of life.
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 featur… Read morees 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.
Located in a landmark building in Greenwich Village, Cherry Lane Theatre remains a staple lab for the development of new American plays and musicals as… Read more well as a home for innovative productions of both brand new and classic theater of the highest caliber. As New York's longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre, Cherry Lane has contributed to the definition of American drama for nearly a century, fostering fresh, daring, and relevant theater since 1924.
Classic Stage Company (CSC) is dedicated to reinvigorating classic works for contemporary audiences. The company has been a haven for New York’s most t… Read morealented established and emerging artists to put yesterday's great works in direct conversation with today's issues. CSC has been recognized 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.
Clubbed Thumb commissions, develops and produces funny, strange and provocative new works of theatre by living American playwrights. Clubbed Thumb is k… Read morenown for their specific theatrical vision and a reputable track record for launching artists’ careers; and as an incubator for artists, offering resources, opportunities, mentorship and hospitality.
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 summer theatre festival at the Paradise Factory theater (64 E 4th St), with the mission of increasing access to theatri… Read morecal opportunities for a varied set of emerging artists, especially those who are developing work through innovative collaborative models. 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 committed to engaging with critical human rights issues by developing and nurturing artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices… Read more. By encouraging innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, Culture Projects seeks to energize and affect 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.
Dixon Place, an artistic incubator since 1986, is a non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of… Read more theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature & visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires & encourages diverse artists of all stripes & callings to take risks, generate new ideas & consummate new practices. The artist’s experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration, and their process is enhanced through the reaction of our adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation. If you have work that would be appropriate for Dixon Place, please read our open submissions policy.
Ego Actus (production company) is Latin for "My Way." In 2009, Joan Kane and Bruce A! Kraemer created an independent theatre in company dedicated to do… Read moreing art for art's sake. Each artist brings his or her own way of creating to our shows and we unify them into a collective "my way." Joan directs and Bruce designs, they both produce. Everything we have presented to date has been in Manhattan or Europe, plus one show in Philadelphia and another on Governors Island. Our off-Broadway shows have included "Play Nice!" at 59e59 theaters, "I Know What Boys Want" at Theatre Row and "Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara" at HERE. We presented both "Safe" and "what do you mean" in the East to Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We brought both "Kafka's Belinda" and "The Telegram" to the Prague Fringe festival and we sent "The Metamorphosis" to Prague and Budapest. We have produced 25 festival shows in 10 different festivals including the Edinburgh, New York and Prague Fringes, the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row and FringeArts in Philadelphia, plus several others in New York City. Our shows have been nominated for 61 awards, of which we have won 21. We have had three plays average 83 or better on Show Score and two of those became Trending Shows. We have also done 23 stand alone shows including Equity productions at Theatre Row, HERE, Theater for a New City, Urban Stages, and the WorkShop Theater. We are affiliated with the League of Independent Theater and Fractured Atlas.
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.
To produce bold, unconventional, and innovative multimedia and interdisciplinary theatre that marries content with community and inspires dialogue and … Read moredebate about the salient issues of our time.
Founded in 1968 on the belief that extraordinary support yields extraordinary work, Ensemble Studio Theatre is a cutting-edge and ever-growing family o… Read moref artists dedicated to the discovery and nurturing of emerging voices and the continued support and growth of artists throughout their careers. Through its innovative collaborative process, EST develops and produces original, provocative, and authentic new works 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.
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 more Through their Resident Artist Program, they provide a developmental home to a select group of independent theatre makers, bringing together a wide array of talent. FRIGID New York began from the annual FRIGID Festival, the first 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.
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.
Located in Park Slope, Gallery Players has brought top-notch theater to Brooklyn audiences since 1967. Renowned across boroughs, Gallery is committed t… Read moreo the production of classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as the premieres of new works.
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.
HERE fosters a community that nurtures career artists as they produce innovative hybrid live performance in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, media, and… Read more visual art. Its artist residencies support the vision of a lead artist through commissions, long-term development, and production support. HERE remains a home for audiences who are passionate about fresh modern work and the ways in which they are crafted.
Hamlet Isn’t Dead is a theatre company committed to providing an authentic sense of joy to every audience member, regardless of race, creed, religion, … Read moreor financial situation, taking cues from the practices of William Shakespeare.
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.
Hedgepig is an award-winning ensemble-based company in Brooklyn working at the intersection of sweat, scholarship, and soul. We value a uniquely rigoro… Read moreus, physical, and collaborative approach to classically inspired texts. Through management and artistic opportunities, Hedgepig nurtures and amplifies the voices of women in theatre. We bring audience and artists together in a communal experience, we inspire individual journeys toward empathy, equality and a holistic human experience. Since our founding in 2014 by Mary Candler and Gwendolyn Kelso, our thirteen-member ensemble has brought imaginative works to life, such as Tennessee Williams's INTERIOR: PANIC at FringeNYC (award: best actress in festival), William Shakespeare's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR the NYC premiere of THE WOMEN OF WILLIAMS COUNTY at Midtown International Theatre Festival (award: Outstanding Ensemble), Tom Stoppard's WORLD'S FASTEST HAMLET on Govenors Island, and a variety of one-night-only theatrical events (ABSURD!, DREAMS, FICTIONS, FANCIES, AN EVENING WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS) Hedgepig also regularly produces ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A DRUNKEN KNAVE: SHAKESPEARE TRIVIA NIGHT at various bars. Check out our website for an upcoming trivia nights!
Hudson Classical Theater Company seeks to breathe new life into works of Classical theatre through intimate and accessible interpretations of landmark … Read moreworks. Additionally, they offer theatre education to audiences who may not typically have access to theatre, including the Incarcerated, Veterans, and Seniors.
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.
Hunger Theatre is an NYC-based theatre group, small but relentless in our pursuit of excellent story telling. Our mission: to produce great plays, n… Read moreew and old, with simplicity, playfulness, and daring. To conduct emotional electricity. To serve the human truth of each story above all else. Previous work includes the premieres of several new one-act plays, as well as an Off Off Broadway production of Mark Schultz' "Everything Will Be Different."
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.
JACK is a performance meets civic space located in Brooklyn, New York. Helmed by Co-Directors Jordana De La Cruz and Alec Duffy, JACK presents over 100… Read more theater, music and dance performances each year and hosts community conversations on concerns relevant to their local neighborhood.
Keen Company works to create theatre that provokes identification, reflection and emotional connection. Through intimate productions of plays and music… Read moreals, Keen tells stories of people striving to live with integrity. Additionally, Keen is committed to building a robust community of artists and audiences who share a passion for theatre that prioritizes sincerity and speaks to life’s profound moments.
LAByrinth Theater Company was founded in 1992 by a small group of actors who wanted to push their artistic limits and tell new, more inclusive stories … Read morethat expanded the boundaries of mainstream theater. Today, based at the Bank Street Theater in New York’s West Village, LAByrinth is home for diverse theater artists and the daring and visceral work they create. Driven by a diverse group of over 120 actors, directors, playwrights, and designers, LAByrinth produces new works for the stage, giving voice to new perspectives that are powerful and groundbreaking.
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.