We launch and sustain artists (who are women) of assertive imagination--individually, as collaborators, and as a community--and advance their exuberantly theatrical new plays.
New Georges, founded in 1992, is a strategically small
company with a national reputation as a vigorous home for
theatrically adventurous artists (who are women). Through
productions of highly theatrical new plays, several varieties
of play and artist development programs, and our indispensable workspace, The Room, we support the largest
ongoing working community of women theater artists
in New York City.
By the numbers:
44 world or New York premieres of new American plays
21 new-play commissions (18 produced)
11 festivals of new work
210 affiliated artists (playwrights, directors, actors, designers)
45 artists served in core programs annually
Countless new works developed in The Room Honors for New Georges, its plays and its people include
3 Obie Awards, The Lilly Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Kesselring Prize
Current activities: – a producing season, tending to consist of two world
– the provision of subsidized workspace for affiliated artists
in The Room, our workspace
– The New Georges Jam, a collaboration-based “performance gym” for early-career theatermakers
– The Audrey Residencies, a year-long program that pairs
three weeks spent making or developing a new-play
project in The Room with a community component that brings the full resident group together
– New Georges Supported Productions, for which we
provide mentorship, resources and an institutional platform
to affiliated artists producing their work independently
– additional new play and community development in The Room and out, including deadline readings, playwright/
director jumpstart and project-specific space grants.
recent funders include The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
New York Theater Program, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, New York Community Trust, Beech Street Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Venturous Theater Fund of Tides Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Axe-Houghton Foundation, The A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund,Off Broadway Angels, John Golden Fund, Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, The Lucille Lortel Foundation and Dramatists Guild Fund.
New Georges is a member of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (ART/New York), the service organization for New York City’s not-for-profit theatres; Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service
organization; and a participant in The Indie Theater Fund, a foundation that supports the independent theater community in New York City. New Georges is committed to diversity, equity inclusion in its values and programming.
board of directors Jessica Bauman, Catherine Bernath, Susan Bernfield, Morgan Brill, Annie Chanler, Ellen Pollock, Miriam Weiner, Cheryl Whaley kitchen cabinet Alexandra Aron, Jessica Bauman, Jess Chayes, Cusi Cram, Emily DeVoti, Laura Eason, Catherine Filloux, Jennie Greer, Emma Griffin, Lauren Helpern, Anne Kauffman, Boo Killebrew, April Matthis, Emily Morse, Rebecca Patterson, Rehana Lew Mirza, Charise Castro Smith, Sonya Sobieski, Beatrice Terry (in memoriam), Kathryn Walat new georges jam 16/17 Sarah Krohn, Colette Robert (co-leaders), Tara Ahmadeinejad, Kathleen Amshoff, Helen Banner, Kim Davies, Sarah Einspanier, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Morgan Green, Sarah Hughes, Lindsay Joelle, Julia May Jonas, Krista Knight, Kristine Haruna Lee, Daaimah Mubashshir, Christina Roussos, Zarina Shea, Caitlin Saylor Stephens, Caitlin Sullivan, Lisa Szolovits, Nicole A. Watson, Kat Yen audrey residents 16/17 Eliza Bent & Annie Tippe; Lauren Feldman & Larissa Lury; Jacqueline Goldfinger & Katherine M. Carter; Patricia Ione Lloyd & Martha Banta; Kate Scelsa; Andrea Thome & Lisa Rothe; Giselle Ty special residencies/water 16/17 Helen Banner, Sarah Einspanier, Lisa Szolovits
page header & front page photo credits: Snapshot: Christina Kirk, Gibson Frazier, Monique Vukovic, Judith Greentree in GOD’S EAR — Jim Baldassare; Bigger Picture: Kristin Griffith in STRETCH (a fantasia) — Jim Baldassare; Projects/Events: Christina Pumariega, Carolyn Baeumler, Teresa Avia Lim in ALICEGRACEANON — Marcelo Anez; Our Community: Hubert Point-du Jour, Michael Milligan in NIGHTLANDS — Geoff Green; Scrapbook: Gretchen Lee Krich, Monica Appleby, April Matthis in ANNA BELLA EEMA — Jim Bernfield; Work With Us: Dan Illian, Elizabeth Norment inDEAD CITY — Jim Baldassare; Hear From Us: Boo Killebrew inMOTEL CHERRY — Heather Phelps-Lipton; Support Us: Ayesha Ngaujah, Linda Powell, Eisa Davis in ANGELA’S MIXTAPE — Jim Baldassare.
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