Don’t Forget the MadLab Deadline! 

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This spring, we are having our inaugural MadLab — a week-long festival of readings of full lengths, one acts, and screening short films that grew out of Madness plays written by you.

Our submission window opens on
February 1st and closes on February 28th.

We are accepting Full Length, One Act, and Short Film submissions. 
Full lengths: 1-2 hrs long. 
One acts: 25-45 min long.
Short films: under 20 min long.

To submit please send:
A PDF of your full length/one act 
or a link to your short film
that grew out of a Madness play 
during the submission window to 

For the selected plays, the New York Madness Acting Company (NYMAC) and New York MadnessDirectors Company (NYMDC) will be given priority in casting and director assignments.


Please join us

for the 2nd Madness of Season 5

with  Featured Guest

Vanessa Hidary

“The Hebrew Mamita”

(Def Poetry Jam HBO, LAByrinth Theatre)

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Tuesday, October 14th



The Wild Project

195 East 3rd Street

New York City

With NY Madness Writers:

Erin Breznitsky

Cecilia Copeland*

Lawrence Dial

Brett Epstein

Lindsay Joy

Anthony Noack

Christopher Gabriel Núñez

*denotes NYM company member


Free/$5 Suggested Donation

Directors and Cast List Announced Soon!

You are invited to

Radical Bias Madness


Featured Guest

Chisa Hutchinson

(NY Neo-Futurists, Blue Man Group)


Sunday, September 21

COW Theater
21 Clinton Street
New York City


(Free/$5 Suggested Donation)

With NY Madness Writers:

Alex Beech

Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy

Cecilia Copeland*

David Davila

Jeffrey James Keyes

Judith Leora*

Jerry Polner

And Directors:

Jeff Aldrich*
Terry Berliner
Roberto Cambeiro*

Emily Lerer*
Roxy MtJoy*
Illana Stein*
Michele Travis*


Tonia A. Anderson*+, Mark Campbell+, Jody Christopherson*, Dylan Combs, Rachel A. Collins, Amy Gaipa*+, Michael Haywood, Sevrin Anne Mason*+, Lauren McCune*, Romy Nordlinger*+, Maria Peyramaure*+, Carlos Saenz, Jose Sepulveda+, Carolyn Michelle Smith+, Joel Stigliano*, Marissa Wolf*, and more…

*NYM company member   +AEA

We are pleased to welcome five new NYM Acting Company members this season! Please join us on Sunday to meet them and celebrate! 


Is About To Happen… And We Need Your Help!

DONATE NOW! Be A part of the Madness!


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We’ve got big plans for this year. As we launch our fundraising campaign for this year, we have a couple favors to ask:  Will you help us make Season Five possible by making a donation today?  


Now, please help us spread the word.  Every time you Share/Tweet/Email about NYM’s campaign, you help get us closer to our goal!


Read more about Season 5 and make your tax-deductible donation here

You can make help us bring another 40+ world-premiere scripts to life this coming season. Thank you for any help you can give us! You make our work possible. We hope to see you at the theater!

It’s the end of the season….. THANK YOU!

Season Four was a Huge Success

We couldn’t have done it without you! 


We produced 6 packed events @:

The Cherry Lane Theatre
T.Schreiber Theatre
IATI Theater
Ensemble Studios Theater

and The Peter Jay Sharp Theater 

Thank you to our Season Four Featured Guests!  

Erik Ehn
Caridad Svich
August Schulenburg
Mia Chung
Jenny Lyn Bader
David Bar Katz

Season Four Included:

49 #Newplays
40 #Directors
41 #Playwrights
111 #Actors
2 #NewSongs 

We also founded the NYMActingCompany

with our amazing Head of Acting Anna Van Valin

When people ask what was funny in 2013-2014, what was touching and important, what were the theatrical innovations just starting to happen?
“Work created in Season Four of NYMadness” is the answer for nearly 200 Artists.

Thank you for being a part of it and making it happen!