New Georges’ development pathways, services, and other touchpoints represent an ARTIST PLATFORM, scaffolding that frees artists to evolve, experiment, and play.
Our responsive, open-ended programs tend to emerge when artists tell us what they need. Rooted in collaboration and creative workspace, our programs prioritize getting up from the table and out from behind music stands to discover works in 3-D; introduce artists to valued collaborators; provide tools for developing a practice; support new kinds of processes and means of expression; and keep it all low-pressure to encourage the stretching of experimental muscles. We measure impact in pleasure in the process, depth of experimentation, new approaches ventured, next-step opportunities, and collaborations made and strengthened.
The Room, New Georges’ permanent workspace, is not just a rehearsal hall, it’s a hub and active resource for artists who seek to maximize the 3-D potential of our form. Through our Subsidized Workspace Program, affiliated artists can access The Room for their own creative projects at very low prices, and with it our city’s most precious resource: clean, bright, accessible, column-free workspace, critical provision in the development of new plays. Our 28-year commitment to providing our artists with free or low-cost workspace is unique to downtown theaters and has incubated thousands of new works.LEARN MORE
The Audrey Residencies, a project-based play development program, engages participants in artistic life at New Georges for a full year. Working individually or in collaboration, residents spend up to three weeks in The Room developing a new play; meanwhile, monthly meetings foster lasting relationships within each annual cohort and bring artists closer in. In its eighth cycle, the program has served 92 artists who reflect the generational, experiential, cultural and aesthetic diversity of our community.MEET CURRENT RESIDENTS MEET ALL RESIDENTS
The Jam, an artist-led, collaboration-based “performance gym” for early- to mid-career women+ theatermakers, combines a structure of institutional support with the spirit of a collective. The Jam meets bi-weekly to eat, talk, and share, presenting proof-of-concept slices of their collaborative work at their annual Jamboree. The Jam incubates great new plays, but it’s the relationships forged there, we’ve found, that have the deepest career impact.MEET THE CURRENT JAM MEET ALL THE JAMS
Through New Georges’ Supported Productions program, we delightedly provide mentorship, workspace, fee-free fiscal sponsorship, and an institutional platform to our affiliated artists who are producing their work independently, all around town. That’s support for 3 to 5 new productions a year!LEARN MORE
…are all the ways we serve our community of artists, including providing subsidized workspace in The Room; writing space and meeting space in the WeWork that’s home to our office; introducing potential collaborators to each other, in manners formal and less so; promoting their projects to our audiences; letting them know about creative opportunities here and elsewhere; whatever else presents itself as needed.
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Top: Kim Brockington, Eisa Davis, Denise Burse, Ayesha Jordan in ANGELA’S MIXTAPE by Eisa Davis, directed by Liesl Tommy, 2009. Photo: Jim Baldassare