New York Madness (NYM) is a community for emerging and established theatre artists. The company was started by a group of playwrights, all facing the same challenge as artists new to New York – how to meet fellow theatre makers.
Going from page to stage within one week with eight short plays written in response to a theme, Madness events create a unique cultural moment for diverse audiences and offer playwrights, directors, and actors opportunities to experiment with new work and cultivate professional relationships in a collaborative environment. NYM is committed to giving early-career writers and directors a chance to see their work onstage in front of an audience; there are no auditions or applications to participate in Madness.
The playwright’s Mission: Page to Stage within a one week time span. They write a short play and cast it, rehearse it, bring it in on its feet. The collected works create a kaleidoscope of cultural moments reflecting this moment in time, framed by a THEME that is chosen by the Featured Guest Artist.
New York Madness is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.