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!
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!
Stay tuned for our upcoming Madlab series: Madness writers get the chance to present full-length pieces developed from Madnesses participation over the past few years. Dates and Location TBA ASAP!
Please join us for March Madness Madness:
A Question of Sanity
March 29th, 8:00pm
NYMadness March Writers:
Cara Jane Francis
And Directors:Jeff Aldrich*
G. Warren Stiles*
Dennis Allen II
Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy+
Sevrin Anne Mason*+
Anna Van Valin*+
*denotes NYM company member +denotes Actors’ Equity member
RESERVE SEATS NOW
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
358 West 44th Street
New York, NY
with Featured GuestTony Glazer
and NYMadness April Writers:
CALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS!
Don’t Forget the MadLab Deadline!
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.