In 1999, the Resident Program was created. Now in its 23rd year, this program offers an artistic home to a select group of Indie Theater Artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy while focusing on their individuality as independent companies. Based on each company’s distinct needs, this program provides tangible support through rehearsal & performance space, as well as consulting, administrative, marketing, and artistic assistance
The Resident Program has provided a platform for many new playwrights to be published and produced nationally and internationally. Resident Alumni have gone on to tour all over multiple continents, are currently writing and acting on dozens of TV shows and movies, have been nominated for TONYs and OBIEs, and have won countless NYIT Awards.
Our Current Residents
Something from Abroad
Artistic Director: Martha Lorena Preve
Something from Abroad produces material from a variety of cultural backgrounds to bring stories from abroad and give them a voice in today’s America. We are a theater company started by a couple of “broads” from abroad. We are proud to promote art created by women. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for actors from all over the world to perform on a stage in New York. We tell the stories of our people and our struggles as immigrants. We embrace the differences that an international ensemble brings to the table, and we make this diversity our strength. Learn more about this company.
Infinite Variety Productions
Artistic Director: Ashley Adelman
Infinite Variety Productions believes all women are made of infinite varieties and deserve to be celebrated and revered. IVP is a registered 501c3 theatre company dedicated to spotlighting women who have gone unnoticed throughout history and demanding awareness of women’s roles in historical, current and possible events. Learn more about this company.
Saudade Theatre is the first and only theatre company in the United States dedicated to producing original and thought-provoking work grounded in the Portuguese-American consciousness. They have overseen the development and production of several new works, including U.S. and World Premieres. Learn more about this company.
Kevin R. Free, Artistic Director of the Residents Program
Kevin R. Free has been an actor in over 100 professional productions, director of over 30 professional, semi-professional, and educational theater productions, narrator of over 400 Audiobooks, the voice of Kevin on “Welcome to Night Vale,” voice of Terry Elder on “Give Me Away,” Resident Artistic Director, Frigid New York, co-creator and star of award-winning web series “Gemma & The Bear!” former Producing Artistic Director of Obie Award-winning Fire This Time Festival, former Curator of Queerly Festival. SemiFinalist, Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, 2013, Doric Wilson Independent Playwright, 2014, FluxForward 2015, FringeNYC Overall Excellence in Playwriting, 2016, NYSX Diversity Cohort 2018. www.kevinrfree.com; @kevinrfree