Next Door at NYTW provides a home for companies and artists who are producing their own work. Meeting the artists where they are in their process, this initiative provides each project with subsidized resources and space for development and performance in the newly renovated Fourth Street Theatre. As part of an ongoing effort to expand support for artists at every stage of their careers, this series will serve nearly 100 additional artists in the first year alone.
Ghost Quartet is a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky. A surreal and raucous chamber musical from Dave Malloy, composer of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
Comedy, dance and groundbreaking video design combine to offer a strikingly intimate solo piece about Gardiner Comfort’s experience as an actor living with Tourette Syndrome.
On the streets of Guatemala City, gang members were Edgar’s only family.
But he dreamed of a different future.
To leave the gang was a death sentence.
Coming to the USA was his last hope.
As Eller, a white matron, slips into the spell of dementia, truths about her violent past in the segregated South materialize and her mixed-race grandson’s capacity to love her is put to the ultimate test.
Dinner With Georgette is a farcical fantasia about the closet. For a homophobic grandma's visit, two college lovers adopt straight personas that hurl them back in time.
Funerals are for the living. What happened and why and who did it and how, none of that matters in the moments before. This is a play about the moments before.
This is what you shall do; opens up a queer past that is hundreds of centuries old, touches the lives of the performers here in front of you today, and explodes outwards to a place where time loses linearity; the future is now and the past is covered in stardust.
A crew of marginalized artists risk everything to make their voices heard, defying our assumptions of what art is and where it belongs.
Borders, by Henry Naylor, winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe Award – an urgent, moving commentary on today’s great refugee crisis.