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 artists in the first two years alone.
Written and Directed by Miranda Haymon
Produced by The Hodgepodge Group and Lucy Powis
July 11, 2019—July 28, 2019
A brutal exploration of what it means for black male bodies to exist in the media, when observed, when consumed, when punished.
Written and Performed by Milly Thomas
Directed by Sara Joyce
Produced by Ceri Lothian & Ramin Sabi for DEM Productions with Trafalgar Theatre Productions
August 29, 2019—September 29, 2019
Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So she stops. But she’s stuck. A fly on the wall, Alice learns that death isn’t the change she hoped for...
Written by Andy Bragen
Directed by Knud Adams
Produced by The Play Company & Andy Bragen Theatre Projects
October 6, 2019—October 27, 2019
This New York story asks how we come to know one another as parents and as children. How do we care for those we love, and what does it take to live with – and without – them?
By Migdalia Cruz
Directed by Elena Araoz
Produced by Boundless Theater Company
November 1, 2019—November 24, 2019
Migdalia Cruz’s tragicomedy FUR reframes classic folktale tropes in a visceral, contemporary story of unconventional bodies and irrepressible desire.
Curated by Safe Harbors
January 6, 2020—January 19, 2020
By Sarah Einspanier
Directed by Jaki Bradley
Produced by Madeleine Foster Bersin
January 28, 2020—February 23, 2020
Time for a big adventure! Too bad we're not invited. But hey, at least we can watch it on TV.
By Azure D. Osborne-Lee
Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Produced by Parity Productions
February 29, 2020—March 22, 2020
Set in Mississippi in 1960, MIRRORS depicts the lives of three African-American women bound by love, loss, family, and the secrets of their past.
By Liza Birkenmeier
Directed by Katie Brook
A Televiolet Production
March 24, 2020—April 12, 2020
ISLANDER repurposes NHL commentary to explore the white male identity crisis in America today.
Written by Raquel Almazán
Directed by Estefanía Fadul
Produced by Raquel Almazán’s La Lucha Arts, Victor Cervantes Jr. and Estefanía Fadul
A New Georges supported production
April 18, 2020—May 9, 2020
LA PALOMA PRISONER is a multi-disciplinary play about the reclamation of identity by incarcerated women participating in a beauty pageant in a Colombian prison.
By Sharbari Zohra Ahmed
Directed by Arpita Mukherjee
Presented by Hypokrit Theatre Company
June 4, 2020—June 18, 2020
Sahar, a young Muslim American woman, struggles to practice Islam on her own terms while feeling the pressure from her mother to settle down.