Our Resident Companies
Turn to Flesh Productions
Artistic Director: Emily C. A. Snyder
Turn to Flesh is an NYC-based theatre company committed to developing new plays written and performed in classical styles. Using timeless tools like poetry, verse, and myth, Turn to Flesh develops new plays in heightened text with vibrant roles for womxn and artists traditionally underrepresented in classical theatre.
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.
Sour Grapes Productions
Artistic Director: Genny Yosco
ABOUT SOUR GRAPES: Two thwarted artists joined forces in 2007 to take control of their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Or maybe that's the Declaration of Independence, we don't remember. They created a space where it doesn't matter if you don't have an agent, if you're too tall, or you can't sing. We'll still give you a chance. Unless you piss us off - we ain't called Sour Grapes for nothin', kid. As of 2019 we have produced 30 plays in New York, have won enough awards to swell our ego for miles, and have two monthly recurring shows alongside our Shakesqueer project, because sleep is for the weak.
Infinite Variety Productions
Artistic Director: Ashley Adelman
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety.
-Antony and Cleopatra
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.
Artistic Director: Daaimah Mubashshir
Everyday Afroplay creates the framework for a theatrical exploration of blackness in short daily bursts. This discourse of exploring blackness on the stage is by no means a new concept. Amazing playwrights are doing it prolifically and prodigiously all across the nation. In those worlds “blackness” is the cultural protagonist set against the ever-present challenge of white supremacy or maybe it’s just blackness all by itself that’s presented in dramatic form.
Artist in Residence: Michael JP Reilly
For over a decade, Michael has pursued film in every capacity, from craft services to art direction and production assistant to producer. He currently focuses on screenwriting, with a specific interest in social justice. His screenplay TILL, which tells the true story of Emmett Till's lynching and the courageous activism of his mother, was optioned by Fred Zollo, Barbara Broccoli, and Whoopi Goldberg. Production is set for 2020. His sci-fi feature, MOSAIC, considers whether or not access to a time machine would make a good marriage go bad. Also set for 2020 production. As a writer/director, Michael recently completed his first narrative short, Happy Birthday to Me; it won Best Action Short at The Discover Film Awards 2018 and was in competition at IFF Boston and HollyShorts 2018. The short stars Eddie K. Robinson and Whoopi Goldberg. At present, Trauma is a Time Machine, a feature he produced with writer/director Angelica Zollo, is doing the festival circuit. It is an official selection of The Art of Brooklyn, Taormina and Marfa Film Festivals.