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

Ghost Quartet

Music, Lyrics and Text by Dave Malloy
Directed by Annie Tippe

October 5, 2017—October 31, 2017

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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.

Developed & Arranged by Ghost Quartet:
Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell and Dave Malloy
Production & Lighting Design by Christopher Bowser

The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

Created by Gardiner Comfort & Kel Haney
Featuring Gardiner Comfort
Directed by Kel Haney

November 8, 2017—November 26, 2017

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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.

Scenic & Video Design by Caite Hevner & Lianne Arnold
Sound Design by Elisheba Ittoop
Costume Design by Summer Lee Jack

De Novo

De Novo

Houses on the Moon presents De Novo
Directed by Jeffrey Solomon

December 1, 2017—December 22, 2017

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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.

Starring Camilo Almonacid, Sean Carvajal, Zuleyma Guevara and Emily Joy Weiner

A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds

A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds

By Mac Wellman
Adapted for the Stage and Directed by Elena Araoz

January 17, 2018—February 11, 2018

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Astrological disturbances splinter asteroids. Loved ones are wrenched from one another. How do you deal with aliens when you feel alienated yourself?

Music composed and performed by Anna McClellan, Daniel Ocanto, Sean Smith and Graham Ulicny
Production Design by Justin Townsend
Performed by Anastasia Olowin and Timothy Siragusa
Associate Producers Amy Palen and María Cristina Fusté

Terminus

Terminus

Monk Parrots present Terminus
By Gabriel Jason Dean
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien

February 18, 2018—March 11, 2018

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As Eller, a white matron, slips into the spell of dementia, truths about her violent past materialize and her mixed-race grandson’s capacity to love her is put to the ultimate test.

Dinner With Georgette

Dinner With Georgette

By Rick Burkhardt
Directed by Ellie Heyman

March 16, 2018—April 7, 2018

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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.

The Big and the Small

The Big and the Small

Colt Coeur presents The Big and the Small
By Amelia Roper
Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

April 14, 2018—May 6, 2018

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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

This is What You Shall Do

Created by I AM A BOYS CHOIR
Adam Rigg, Chris DeVita and Kate Attwell

May 10, 2018—May 26, 2018

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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.

This is Modern Art

This is Modern Art

Blessed Unrest presents This is Modern Art
By Idris Goodwin & Kevin Coval
Directed by Jessica Burr

June 1, 2018—June 24, 2018

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A crew of marginalized artists risk everything to make their voices heard, defying our assumptions of what art is and where it belongs.

Borders

Borders

Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe Award
By Henry Naylor
Directed by Michael Cabot

June 30, 2018—July 22, 2018

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Borders, by Henry Naylor, winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe Award – an urgent, moving commentary on today’s great refugee crisis.

Featuring Avital Lvova (as Nameless) and Graham O’Mara (as Sebastian Nightingale)