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NEW VICTORY LABWORKS PARTICIPANTS
Who is involved in New Victory LabWorks?
The LabWorks community includes New York City-based arts professionals, including artists, practitioners, educators, presenters and producers from a broad-range of experience, who are invited to participate in professional development and networking events throughout the year.
In addition, each season, a group of individual artists and companies are selected (via an application process) to be LabWorks Artists and receive resources to help them foster the creation of a specific project for young and family audiences.
How many New Victory LabWorks Artists are selected to participate in the program each year?
The number of participants is dependent upon the pool of applicants and available resources.
Who are some previous New Victory LabWorks Artists?
- Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane - Birdheart
- Parallel Exit - Best Fort Ever (website)
- Paper Canoe (formerly Shoehorn Theater Company) - Light: A Dark Comedy (website)
- Fiasco Theater - Measure for Measure (website)
- Trusty Sidekick Theater Company - The Boy at the Edge of Everything (website)
- The Object Group
- The Civilians - The Abominables (commissioned by Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis) (website)
- Taylor Mac - The Fre (commissioned by Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis) (website)
- Acrobuffos - Air Play (website)
- CollaborationTown - The Rise and Fall of the Trilobite Kingdom (website)
- Dead Puppet Society - Laser Beak Man (website)
- Elska - Nature's Computer (website)
- Full Circle Souljahs - Outside the Bachx (website)
- James Ortiz - A Christmas Carol
- Spellbound Theatre - Ears, Nose and Tail (website)
- Eco-Poets - Enviro Slammin’
- Jason Gray Platt & Mikhael Tara Garver - Bird Brain
- John McGrew, Jonathan Karpinos & Joseph Varca - The Village of Vale (website)
- Lila Rose Kaplan, Mike Pettry & Allegra Libonati - The Pirate Princess
- Superhero Clubhouse + Nate Weida - Salty Folk (website)
- Underbelly - Alice in Wonderland (website)
- Urban Stages/Liz Parker, Rachel Sullivan & Spica Wobbe - Layer the Walls (website)
If I am not selected as a New Victory LabWorks Artist, can I still participate in any LabWorks events?
Yes! There are opportunities for the greater LabWorks community (a diverse spectrum of New York City-based arts professionals, including artists, practitioners, educators, presenters and producers) to attend professional development workshops, panels and networking events. Examples of past events include workshops and panels on theater for the very young, playwriting and puppetry. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend select New Victory performances (as available) and engage in discussions with local, national and international arts professionals.
I want to receive information on all of the New Victory LabWorks programs. How do I do that?
Sign up for the New Victory LabWorks email listserv here.
If selected as a New Victory LabWorks Artist, what space(s) will I have access to during the course of the year?
The space provided will depend on the nature of the work, company needs, timing and availability. Space will be located in the New 42nd Street Studios or The New Victory Theater unless another similar venue is otherwise specified. Most spaces come equipped with tables, chairs, a piano or keyboard and ballet barre. Other modest amenities may be available upon request. Please note that as a presenting house, The New Victory does not have an in-house scene or costume shop or resident actors, designers, etc. Studios have limited lighting and sound capabilities.
What type of rehearsal schedule can I expect as a New Victory LabWorks Artist?
Rehearsal schedules can range from one to six weeks, Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm, not to exceed 32 to 42 hours in any given week. Spanning from July-June in a given year, specific schedules will vary based on the needs/availability of each artist.
Do New Victory LabWorks Artists receive a stipend? How much is it?
LabWorks Artists receive a one-time, small stipend. This is NOT a commissioning or producing fee, and there are no separate travel or housing stipends. Amounts vary based on current available resources and project size.
Is housing or relocation assistance provided for New Victory LabWorks Artists?
No. The program is solely for artists based in New York City. Housing, travel or relocation assistance will not be provided. The stipend is not sufficient for living expenses.
Will I have the opportunity to present my project at The New Victory Theater if I am selected as a New Victory LabWorks Artist? Will The New Victory produce my work?
LabWorks is a developmental platform and intended to be process-oriented. There may be an opportunity for an Open Rehearsal (for purposes of project feedback), but participation in the LabWorks program does not guarantee presentation in a future New Victory season. The New Victory is not a theatrical producer and does not produce work.
Do you accept applications from individual artists or companies?
Can I apply if I am under the age of 18?
No, all applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
How do I submit my application?
Send all application materials in ONE EMAIL to LabWorks@New42.org.
Can I submit my application materials via Dropbox?
Yes. Include all application materials in one folder and send a link to LabWorks@New42.org. Any corresponding passwords to materials must be included. Materials that result in error messages or are otherwise inaccessible will not be considered.
Can I send physical materials as a part of my application (e.g. paper copies, CD, DVD, etc.)?
No. Physical materials received in the post will not be reviewed.
I have never created a performance for kids and family audiences before. Can I still apply?
Absolutely! Artists do not need to have prior experience creating work for young audiences. However, the project detailed in your application must be specifically for or appropriate for young audiences.
If I have multiple projects, can I submit more than one application?
Each artist or company can submit only ONE application for ONE project. If you currently have more than one project in development, you must choose one to submit in your application.
Which phase of development should my project be in?
Your project may be in any phase of development (initial concept to workshop). Have an idea that you've been wanting to explore, but just haven't had the time or resources? Apply! We'd love to hear about it. If your project has received a full production or premiere, but you would like to continue its development, please indicate this in your application and describe the next phase of development.
Do I need to acquire the rights to use pre-existing material in my project?
Yes. You must have secured any rights required for any pre-existing materials (if applicable) as part of the project. Projects for which rights have not been secured will not be accepted.
If I am not selected as a New Victory LabWorks Artist, can I still participate in any events?
Yes! There will be opportunities for the entire LabWorks community (a diverse spectrum of New York City-based arts professionals, including artists, practitioners, educators, presenters and producers) to attend professional development workshops, panels and networking events. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend select New Victory performances (as available) and engage in discussions with local, national and international arts professionals.
What happens after I submit my application?
After all applications are reviewed, a select group of applicants will be contacted to interview with a member of the New Victory Artistic Programming staff. Final decisions will follow.
For any other questions regarding your application or the New Victory LabWorks program, email LabWorks@New42.org. No phone calls, please.