Next Door at NYTW provides a home for companies and artists who are producing their own work. This initiative provides each project with subsidized resources and space for development and performance in the Fourth Street Theatre. As part of an ongoing effort to expand support for artists at every stage of their careers, this series served over 300 additional artists in the first two years alone.

Next Door at NYTW expands the existing Artist Workshop roster, including the Dorothy Strelsin Mondays @ 3 reading series, Larson Lab studio projects, and summer developmental residencies at Adelphi University and Dartmouth College, by inviting audiences to see more fully-realized work by a wide variety of voices.

To convert the Fourth Street Theatre into a flexible work and performance space, we knocked down the walls, removed the permanent seating, leveled the floor, installed a new lighting grid, upgraded the sound system and expanded the lobby. And, in the coming years, thanks to a generous grant from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, we will install a new state-of-the-art lighting system. The 2017 launch of Next Door at NYTW re-dedicated the space as a resource for artists to practice, develop and share their craft.

During the inaugural season of Next Door at NYTW, audiences played a part in making art happen by naming one of the brand new seats with a 100% tax-deductible donation. Contact Camara at

Proposals for the Next Door series are solicited by invitation from NYTW’s artistic staff. If you would like your work to be considered for the series, please invite the artistic staff at NYTW to see and get to know your work. Invitations may be sent to