While the timeline for resuming in-person performances in New York City remains uncertain, we believe great work is still possible!

We’re committing resources to support a group of extraordinary Artistic Instigators to create and develop new work and to share that work with audiences in both existing formats and in ways yet to be imagined.

The list of Artistic Instigators will continue to grow! We’re starting them off with $2,500 grants to imagine work in our present moment that creates community within the given circumstances of social distancing, celebrates the liveness that is inherent in a theatrical experience, and examines the relationship between theatre, distance, and technology. From virtual experiences to outdoor performance to art installations, the possibilities are limitless.

While the Artistic Instigators dive into an exploration of form and content, you’re invited to experience the evolution of the work through work-in-process sharings and behind-the-scenes conversations. You can have a front-row seat to the unfolding of this experiment—and that definition of a “front-row seat” will shift throughout the year. Some events will be exclusively virtual experiences while others may take place in person—when it is possible to do so with appropriate safety measures.

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