A week-long festival of readings of full-length plays, one-acts, and screenings of short films that grew out of plays written for NY Madness!    
June 30 through July 5 IRT Theater 154 Christopher Street New York, NY RESERVE NOW!  All Readings are FREE! 
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The NY Madness Acting Company has a new Head of Acting!  

We are thrilled to announce our new Head of Acting Michael Markham! He’s a Juilliard trained native of Vermont who now lives in Central Harlem with his wife, three awesome cats, and their lovely daughter. Michael has been a part of NYMadness since our first season five years ago. We welcome him to his new role on the NYM Team! Michael is coordinating MadLab casting like A BOSS!

Please join us for March Madness Madness:
A Question of Sanity

March 29th, 8:00pm

Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street

With Featured Guest
Winter Miller

Cherry Lane Mentor Project
13P and Sundance Fellow

NYMadness March Writers:
Micheline Auger
Cecilia Copeland*
Tim Errickson
Tanya Everett
Cara Jane Francis
David Hilder
Judith Leora*
And Directors:Jeff Aldrich*
Roberto Cambiero*
James Fauvell*
David Shane
Shira-Lee Shalit
G. Warren Stiles*
Ilana Stein*
Michele Travis*

And Actors:

Dennis Allen II
Reuben Barsky
Rachel Collins*
Jody Christopherson*+
John Concado*+
Bernard Davis
Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy+
Vince Gatton+
Michael Gregory+
Laura Hooper
Rose Jensen
Sevrin Anne Mason*+
Lauren McCune+
Karla Mosley+
Romy Nordlinger*+
Ed Stelz
Joel Stigliano*
Sara Thigpen+
Anna Van Valin*+

*denotes NYM company member     +denotes Actors’ Equity member


Angelina Fiordellisi (Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Cherry Lane Theatre) has long been a great collaborator and ally to playwrights both emerging and established. Cherry Lane Theatre is an important home for new work, and Angelina has generously opened its doors to NY Madness in the past.  We are honored to be back again this season, and cannot thank her enough for her generosity to us, and the many writers whose work she has championed.

Save the Date!

Last Madness of Season 5
Sunday, April 19th 8:00pm
Producers’ Club
358 West 44th Street
New York, NY
with Featured GuestTony Glazer

and NYMadness April Writers:

Cecilia Copeland*
Gina Femia
Amina Henry
Penny Jackson
Judith Leora*
Duncan Pflaster
Jeremy Wine

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.