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“Madness”: (Noun-jative): a raw and unpredictable show of short plays by an ensemble of emerging playwrights.

The primary goal of Madness is the exploration of modern American Playwriting through the use of theatrical storytelling.
“Anything can happen in a Madness!”

The playwright’s Mission?
Should they choose to accept it… 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.

Shorts or Full Lengths?
Although our history has been working in the short form we are about to take our first plunge into developing Full Length plays in house!  Our MadLab is a week long festival reading festival this spring and will feature Full Length plays that grew bigger than their “shorts”.

Are you up for the challenge?
Composed of Company Member Playwrights, Actors and Directors, and a continual inflow of Guests Artists.  We are always looking for the next Mad Hatter!

New York Madness is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of New York Madness must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Click Here to makecontributions in behalf of New York Madness.

New York Madness is affiliated with The Unit, Minneapolis Madness at the Playwrights Center.


Please feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you.

We are always looking for new writers and NYM participants!


Facebook: New York Madness

Twitter: @nymadness


New York Madness is a proud member of: LIT and Art/NY

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