“We’re thrilled to welcome the extraordinary multi-hyphenate Ebony Noelle Golden and her Jupiter Performance Studio into our community as our newest Company-in-Residence. Ebony is a nationally recognized artist and organizer whose expansive practice includes soulful rituals, immersive experiences in the natural world, and rigorous investigations of the intersections between scholarship and activism. Her spirit of collaboration and clarity of purpose rooted in strategies of social justice are inspiring. Her work is both intimate and expansive, vivid and visceral, modern with a sharp eye on how the past influences every inch of our present. We look forward to supporting her visioning and creation during her residency.” –Artistic Director Patricia McGregor
Ceremony. Spectacle. Flight.
Established in 2020 by Ebony Noelle Golden, Jupiter Performance Studio (JPS) is a hub for the study of diasporic Black performance traditions. Current projects include: The Keeping, commissioned by Weeksville Heritage Center with major support from Creative Capital and In The Name Of The Mother Tree, commissioned by Apollo Theater and National Black Theatre with major support from Double Edge Theatre and the National Theater Project. JPS supports climate justice and reparations through Watering (W)hole, the studio’s community-powered engagement platform.
We believe that there are many ways to make a play and that director-, community- and ensemble-generated work are necessary components of a theatrical landscape. To that end, we’re committed to nurturing and providing support for theatre ensembles, collectives and small companies and building long-term relationships beyond one-time collaborations. In 2005, we formalized these relationships by creating the Companies-in-Residence program. This initiative offers artistic and institutional support to small theater companies, supporting their growth through mentorship by our staff members, access to free rehearsal and performance space in our Fourth Street Theatre, supplies, office space and connections to our theatrical community at large.
In 2010, we welcomed our third official Company-in-Residence, Noor Theatre, who remain in residence today. Safe Harbors NYC, Dominican Artists Collective (DAC) and JAG Productions joined Noor Theatre as Companies-in-Residence in 2022. Some of the outstanding groups and companies that NYTW has supported over the years include the Five Lesbian Brothers, Red Bull Theater, SITI Company, Tectonic Theater Project, Theater Mitu and Elevator Repair Service.