Theater artist residency program

applications for fall 2019 are now closed.

application dates for winter-spring 2019 will be announced soon.

The Center at West Park’s Theater Artist Residency Program nurtures exemplary and boundary-pushing theater 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 in contemporary contexts in order to diversify and enrich the theater community of New York and to attract and challenge enthusiastic and adventurous audiences.

All Resident Artists are offered one to four weeks in our intimate 60-seat Balcony Theater to produce and perform their shows. Resident Artists are expected to present full productions during the residency, including set, costume, and lighting design. The Balcony Theater comes equipped with a rep lighting plot and PA sound system. Please note that the Balcony Theater is only accessible by stairs. 

Applications for the Fall 2019 Season (September-December) were due by Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00pm and are now closed. Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2019.


Current 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 21

Tier 5 Theater Project
meg jo beth amy & louisa

April 22-28

Object Movement Puppetry Festival
May 13-26

PAST Resident Artists

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