What’s New at New 42 – August 2022

For us, summer means New Victory® Dance, and we were thrilled to have this annual series back live in our theater with performances specifically curated for young audiences.
New Victory Dance partners with NYC Department of Education summer school enrichment programs, subsidized day camps, and social service agencies to introduce some of the City’s most exciting dance companies to thousands of students every summer.
In addition to offering free daytime performances, students benefit from free classroom workshops and New Victory® School Tool® Resource Guides to deepen their exploration of the art forms. And, with all seats just $10 for public performances, it’s also easier for everyone to experience incredible dance on the New Victory stage.

We are grateful to the Blavatnik Family Foundation for their generous leadership support of New Victory Dance in honor of Dawdie Appelson, a teacher, arts enthusiast and life-long supporter of the performing arts. New Victory Dance has also received leadership support from Jody and John Arnhold.

With appreciation,

Signature: Russell Granet

Russell Granet
President & CEO
New 42

65th Annual New York Emmy Awards

New 42 nominated for a NY Emmy!

New 42’s “Let’s Get This Show on the Street” program with ALL ARTS / The WNET Groupa 2021 tribute to NYC arts teachershas been nominated for an Emmy for Special Event Coverage (Edited). We’re thrilled by the recognition for this once in a lifetime event, which you can still watch on ALL ARTS.

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Dance Jams in NYC public schools

In advance of this year’s New Victory Dance program, some of our favorite artists from last season teamed up with New Victory Teaching Artists to bring dance workshops to classrooms as part of our Education Partnership Program.

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New Victory partners with the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative to celebrate student voices

Recognizing the importance of amplifying young writers and activists, the New Victory, The Lillys and The 24 Hour Plays partnered together to present a showcase of monologues written by New York City students, inspired by the life and legacy of celebrated playwright Lorraine Hansberry. You can watch the film of extraordinary student pieces performed by professional actors here for free!

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New Victory LabWorks Artists chosen for 2022-23

Please join New 42 in welcoming the 10th cohort of New Victory LabWorks and LabWorks Launch Artists who will lead the charge in reimagining what theater for young people can be: Sindy Castro, Sifiso Mabena, Reynaldo Piniella and Arif Silverman, and Nehprii Amenii and nicHi douglas.

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Grow with GIVE program announces 2022 program recipients

As part of a generous grant from The New York Community Trust, the Grow with GIVE Program, launched in March of this year by New 42/New Victory Theater, ArtsConnection and Community-Word Project, announced the six NYC-based cultural organizations that will receive dedicated support to fully utilize and implement the GIVE Guide into their classroom settings and institutional practices.

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New Victory Arts Break returns to Camp TV for season 3

New Victory Education team members and Teaching Artists are featured for another summer on WNET’s Camp TV, a broadcast series for kids ages 5-10 that blends day camp and learning into one hour of playful fun.

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Big fun at Little Island

New Victory Teaching Artists are on Little Island again this summer for outdoor art-making activities. We hope to see you there for our final Creative Break on Wednesday, Sept 14 at 11am!