Mission: Gotham Stage Company is dedicated to providing our community with new works by emerging artists which have never been produced in New York City. Theater is vital to life! In that end Gotham is committed to developing visionary programs that make theater more accessible to ALL New Yorkers, whatever their economic status may be.
Gotham is devoted to creating a unique community of actors, playwrights, directors, producers and designers who through active collaboration create an artistic environment tailored to serve each new work on its artistic journey.
It is Gotham 's mission and passion to allow new and emerging theatrical professionals to develop and hone their respective crafts in a supportive environment with an eye towards building and strengthening careers. Gotham is a place to take risks, to make bold choices, to take on new challenges, to fail, and to succeed.
Results: Three successful Off-Broadway productions of new plays to critical acclaim. Launching free reading series in Spring 11.
Target demographics: Non-traditional theatre audiences from the 5 boroughs of New York City and beyond.
Geographic areas served: The five boroughs of New York City as well as theatre patrons from all over the world.
Programs: Springboard Reading Series (free to public)
Main Stage Productions (Off-Broadway Professional Theatre)
Honoring the Profession - all open seats free to students of the theatrical arts or arts professionals with guild/union id card
I am an actor who is fortunate enough to have been around since the earliest days of Gotham Stage Company's existence. I've been humbled and awestruck to watch this group of professionals rise beyond its modest budget to achieve its many successes to date. I am proud to be a member of Gotham Stage Company as it is an organization that I believe in.
In the current world of decreased arts funding there are less companies providing opportunities for up and coming actors to make a mark, or to get their break in the professional theatre. Gotham fills this void by doing that which is no longer popular – producing exclusively new work, by early career playwrights – and providing those actors fortunate enough to be cast the opportunity to (gasp!) originate roles, in (gasp!) New York City.
On top of that they have a cross-discipline membership, which allows new and exciting artistic relationships to be conceived and nurtured. With a staff that is all volunteer, they consistently stretch minimal budgets while still offering free tickets to students as well as discount ticket programs for early career artists and seniors. This is a company that believes in the power of good theatre and the impact that it can have on the community, both on artists and audiences. I am honored to be a part of that.