That’s change. Today, the women and tgnc 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, New Georges is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion By the numbers: Current activities: recent funders include The Andrew W. Mellon 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
ambition, power and ingenuity of confident women + tgnc theatermakers for 28 years. Our tendrils reach far and
wide. And our artists, who’ve always challenged the
prevailing narrative, permeate every corner of the culture.
thoroughly original work.
in its 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.
48 world or New York premieres of new American plays
21 new-play commissions (18 produced)
11 festivals of new work
260 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 National Theatre Conference Outstanding Theatre Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Kesselring Prize
– a producing season, tending to consist of one or 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.
New York Theater Program, The Howard Gilman Foundation, 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, 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.
organization; and a participant in The Indie Theater Fund, a foundation that supports the independent theater community in New York City.
Today, the women and tgnc 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,
New Georges is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
By the numbers:
recent funders include The Andrew W. Mellon 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
board of directors Susan Bernfield, Morgan Brill, Annie Chanler (chair), 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 19/20 Sarah Einspanier, Estefania Fadul, Julia May Jonas (co-leaders), Bleu Beckford-Burell, Lydia Blaisdell, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Deepali Gupta, Miranda Haymon, Sarah Hughes, Dara Malina, Rebecca Martinez, Daaimah Mubashshir, Eli Nixon, Jolene Noelle, Caitlin Ryan O’Connell, Christina Roussos, Zarina Shea, Charly Evon Simpson, Caitlin Sullivan
audrey residents ’20 Kate Benson & Jessica Almasy, Lisa Clair, Sanaz Ghahar, Julia Izumi, RN Healey & Shannon Sindelar, Tori Keenan-Zelt & Portia Krieger, Alexis Roblan, Riti Sachdeva
office: 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, NYC 10004
workspace: The Room/New Georges, 520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor
theater: happily nomadic 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.