— The New York Times
At New Georges, we’ve now advanced the language,
ambition, power and ingenuity of confident women+ theatermakers for 29 years. Our tendrils reach far and
wide. And our artists, who’ve always challenged the
prevailing narrative, permeate every corner of the culture.
Today, the women and gender-expansive artists we serve are exploding what theater can look and feel like. The most adventurous among them intend to change the process, the model – and the world – with their thoughtful, wry,
thoroughly original work.
As producers of ambitious theater projects, we cultivate
an influential, boundary-pushing aesthetic in a nimble, artist-driven production environment. As an artist platform, we
serve the largest ongoing working community of women+ theater artists in New York City (260 strong) with a slate of community and play development programs rooted in collaboration, and The Room, our indispensable work and experiment space. Honors for New Georges, our plays and our people include the National Theatre Conference’s Outstanding Theatre Award, three Obie Awards, the Lilly Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn and Kesselring prizes.
We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
in our values and programming. At New Georges, equity is the active and dynamic process through which we strive to live in the best possible world. It permeates our values and practices, encouraging a culture of respect that empowers all people—including those historically underrepresented because of their gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, ability, religion, socioeconomic, educational or citizenship status—to achieve their creative potential. We expect our community and collaborators to join us in challenging inequity by embracing this notion and expressing it in their everyday interactions. These values are now the foundation of our work to actively dismantle racism in our systems and practices. Read more about that here.
By the numbers:
48 world or New York premieres of new American plays
21 new-play commissions (18 produced)
11 festivals of new work
250+ affiliated artists (playwrights, directors, actors, designers)
85 artists served in core programs annually
Countless new works developed in The Room
Honors for New Georges, its plays and its people
3 Obie Awards, The Lilly Award,
the National Theatre Conference Outstanding Theatre Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Kesselring Prize
– full production runs and other theater projects
– our Subsidized Workspace Program for affiliated artists
in The Room
– The New Georges Jam, a collaboration-based working lab
for early- to mid-career theatermakers
– The Audrey Residencies, in which residents
spend three weeks working on a new-play project over the course of the year, and meet monthly with the full residency cohort
– New Georges Supported Productions, for which we
provide mentorship, resources and an institutional platform
to affiliated artists who are producing their work independently
– additional new-play, artist service, and community programs in
The Room and the WeWork co-working space that houses our office
recent funders include The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
New York Theater Program, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, The City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, New York Community Trust, Beech Street Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Venturous Theater Fund of Tides Foundation, The New York Community Trust COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, BOLD Ventures, 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, The Lucille Lortel Foundation.
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.
board of directors Susan Bernfield, Morgan Brill, Annie Chanler (chair), Danielle Porcaro, Alisa Schierman
kitchen cabinet (emeritus) 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 2021-22 Sarah Einspanier, Estefania Fadul, Julia May Jonas (co-leaders), Raquel Almazan, Cristina Angeles, Bleu Beckford-Burell, Lydia Blaisdell, Lyndsey Bourne, Deepali Gupta, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Miranda Haymon, Amina Henry, Kimille Howard, Sarah Hughes, Romana Isabella, Abigail Jean-Baptiste, Lindsay Joelle, Kedian Keohan, Dara Malina, Rebecca Martinez, Eli Nixon, Jolene Noelle, Taylor Reynolds, Charly Evon Simpson, Ruth Tang, Ashley Olivea Teague, Kat Yen
audrey residents 2020 (continuing into 2021) Kate Benson & Jessica Almasy, Lisa Clair, Sanaz Ghajar, Julia Izumi, RN Healey & Shannon Sindelar, Tori Keenan-Zelt & Portia Krieger, Alexis Roblan, Riti Sachdeva
office: 222 Broadway, 19th Floor, NYC 10038
workspace: The Room/New Georges, 520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor
theater: happily itinerant recent haunts: The Flea, The ART/New York Theatres, The Brick, The Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, New Ohio Theatre, HERE, Irondale Center, 3LD Art & Technology Center
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: Mike Shapiro, Ethan Hova in (NOT) WATER — Marina McClure; Scrapbook: Gretchen Lee Krich, Monica Appleby, April Matthis in ANNA BELLA EEMA — Jim Bernfield; Work With Us: Bobby Moreno, Lindsay Rico in ALLIGATOR — Heather Phelps-Lipton; Hear From Us: Keilly McQuail, Seth Clayton in HEARTBREAK — Sue Kessler; Support Us: Christian Felix, Jessica Almasy, Brooke Ishibashi, Mia Katigbak in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES — Heather Phelps-Lipton; Rent the Room: Dakota Granados, Julian Elijah Martinez in rehearsal for ALLIGATOR.