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!
At New Georges, we’ve now advanced the language,
ambition, power and ingenuity of confident theatermakers
(who are women) for 27 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-nonconforming 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.
When we say (who are women) we mean women of all kinds and gender-nonconforming artists
By the numbers:
47 world or New York premieres of new American plays
21 new-play commissions (18 produced)
11 festivals of new work
240 affiliated artists (playwrights, directors, actors, designers)
72 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 working lab
for early-career theatermakers
– The Audrey Residencies, which grant participants up to
three weeks spent working on a new-play project in The Room, accompanied by a year-long residency
– 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, silent writing retreats 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, Time Warner 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 and inclusion
in its values and programming.
board of directors Jessica Bauman, Susan Bernfield, Morgan Brill, Annie Chanler (chair), Miriam Weiner, Cheryl Whaley 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 18/20 Sarah Einspanier, Julia May Jonas, Colette Robert (co-leaders), Tara Ahmadinejad, Bleu Beckford-Burell, Lydia Blaisdell, Estefania Fadul, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Deepali Gupta, Miranda Haymon, Sarah Hughes, Kristine Haruna Lee, Dara Malina, Rebecca Martinez, Eli Nixon, Jolene Noelle, Caitlin Ryan O’Connell, Christina Roussos, Zarina Shea, Charly Evon Simpson, Caitlin Sullivan, Lisa Szolovits audrey residents ’19 Raquel Almazan & Miranda Haymon, Seonjae Kim, Eli Nixon & Rebecca Martinez, Morgan Green & Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, Amina Henry & Sarah Blush, Kathryn Walat
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.
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