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.
Blessed Unrest presents This is Modern Art
By Idris Goodwin & Kevin Coval
Directed by Jessica Burr
June 2, 2018—June 23, 2018
A crew of marginalized artists risk everything to make their voices heard, defying our assumptions of what art is and where it belongs.
Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe Award
By Henry Naylor
Directed by Michael Cabot
June 27, 2018—July 22, 2018
Borders, by Henry Naylor, winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe Award – an urgent, moving commentary on today’s great refugee crisis.
Created & Performed by Michael Breslin & Patrick Foley
Produced by Caitlin Crombleholme and Jen Hoguet
July 25, 2018—August 4, 2018
Michael + Patrick clandestinely binge on the expert strategies of the Real Housewives in a raucous multimedia journey through obsession and intimacy.
Concept, Music & Lyrics by Jacob Brandt
Book by Dan Giles
Directed by Jaki Bradley
Produced by Madeleine Foster Bersin
August 24, 2018—September 9, 2018
Buzz Aldrin is one small man who became one giant myth, but then had to come back to earth. A folk-rock fable for the runner-up in all of us.
A play with music by Ismail Khalidi
Direction by Leah Gardiner
Original compositions by Hadi Eldebek
Produced by Noor Theatre
By Helen Banner
Directed by Jess Chayes
Produced by Lucy Jackson in association with Dutch Kills Theater
January 10, 2019—February 2, 2019
INTELLIGENCE pulls the audience into a Washington DC basement conference room, for an intense experience of how we code and decode others through our imaginations.
Written by Eliza Bent
Directed by Annie Tippe
Produced by Caroline Gart
February 4, 2019—March 3, 2019
Bonnie’s Last Flight is a three-part funny sad play set on an airplane.
Created by Little Lord
Directed by Michael Levinton
March 8, 2019—March 23, 2019
SKINNAMARINK is part ritual, part recess, part recruitment. Attendance is mandatory.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Aya Aziz
Directed by Arpita Mukherjee
Presented by Hypokrit Theatre Company
March 28, 2019—April 14, 2019
From Egypt to the U.S and back again, a musical about one family's journey across oceans, dreams and generations. Winner of Best book - NYMF 2016.
Directed and co-created by Katie Brook
Written and co-created by Liza Birkenmeier
Produced by Katie Brook/Televiolet
April 19, 2019—May 4, 2019
A live performance reenactment of a fictional 1994 documentary about a gruesome murder in an imagined Missouri town.
By Gordon Dahlquist
Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
Developed and produced by NAATCO
(The National Asian American Theatre Company)
May 27, 2019—June 23, 2019
What do we call the truth? Reality and fiction each have an angle, and no metaphor comes without an agenda.