Performing artist residencies

applications for Winter-Spring 2020 (January 6-May 31) are now closed.

applications were due Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 PM.

The Center at West Park’s Performing Artist Residency Program nurtures exemplary and boundary-pushing theater, dance, puppetry, opera, multi-, and inter-disciplinary performance artists and companies by providing free performance space, subsidized rehearsal space, and a 50/50 split of ticket sales. We support the creation of new works and the re-working of classic texts (and other source materials) in contemporary contexts in order to diversify and enrich the performing arts community of New York and to attract and challenge enthusiastic and adventurous audiences.

All Resident Artists are offered one to four weeks in our unique Sanctuary Space to produce and perform their shows. Resident Artists are expected to present full productions during the residency, including set, costume, and lighting design. Both theaters come equipped with a rep lighting plot and PA sound system. Please note that the Balcony Theater is only accessible by stairs. 

Applications for the Winter-Spring 2020 Season (January 6 — May 31) were due by Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM and are now closed. Applicants will be notified by August 16, 2019.


Current Resident Artists

fall 2019 Season

July 31 - August 26

Hamlet Isn’t Dead
Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare

September 5 — 21

More to be announced soon

PAST Resident Artists

Winter-Spring 2019 Season

Unicorn Afterlife by Justin Perkins
January 21-27

Notes from the Basement by Kate Eberstadt
February 18-24

THML Theatre Company
The Owl Girl by Nikki Raymond
A Second Birth by Ariel Mitchell

February 25 — March 24

Hamlet Isn’t Dead
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

March 25 — April 13

Tier 5 Theater Project
meg jo beth amy & louisa

April 22 — May 4

Object Movement Puppetry Festival
May 13-26

2018 Season

NYC Seed Group
Weekly Open Choir Program

Anonymous Ensemble
Liebe Love Amour!

January 5-17

Loire Valley Theater Festival
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Linda Blackmon Lowery

January 8-21

SXRVXVE: an art space
January 22-28

The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar
January 29 - February 11

Women of Color Productions
Black Panther Women by Jacqueline Wade
Antigone Assata Shakur by Jacqueline Wade

February 12 - March 4

Hamlet Isn’t Dead
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

March 12-25

spit & vigor
Moth and Flame by Sara Fellini

April 2-22

Bread & Puppet
The Basic Byebye Show

April 10

Linked Dance Theater
Beloved / Departed

April 23 - May 20

Object Movement Puppetry Festival
May 21-30

Inspire: a choir for unity
Voice Dance

June 7

Transformation Festival
June 9-11

Furnace Festival
July 31 - August 26

Pavarthy Baul
August 30

Hamlet Isn’t Dead
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

November 26 - December 9

2017 season

Coming Soon