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Directory for
NYC Indie Theatre*

*This is a directory of pre-emerging & emerging DIY theatre groups & collectives in NYC! Ones run by a handful of people putting up work themselves, trying new models of theater that aren't prohibitively expensive, that are more inclusive, less exploitative, empowering the next generation of theatre-makers, perhaps even without a dedicated venue. Producing plays, staged readings, cabaret shows, & musicals by up-and-coming artists inheriting the NYC theatre scene. And who knows what else??

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Indie Theatre Collectives Directory

Murmuration Theatre Company
EST. 
2022

Murmuration Theatre Company

Murmuration Theatre Company

For new writers, unrepped actors, & lifting up voices

plays
Invulnerable Nothings
EST. 
2016

Invulnerable Nothings

Invulnerable Nothings

US/UK theatre collective committed to intermedial stagings of poetic language and the theatrical activation of research libraries and archives

plays
The Makers’ Ensemble
EST. 
2019

The Makers’ Ensemble

The Makers’ Ensemble

🌱a queer af ensemble 🌡 radical practice, radical performance

plays
Needs More Work Productions
EST. 
2023

Needs More Work Productions

Needs More Work Productions

Spicy, bold, colorful. Theater for a better tomorrow.

plays
Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective
EST. 
2017

Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective

Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective

plays
readings
Breaking & Entering Theatre Co
EST. 
2019

Breaking & Entering Theatre Co

Breaking & Entering Theatre Co

Breaking & Entering Theatre Collective is dedicated to the theatre artist at the genesis of their career.

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Kitchen Sink Theatre Company
EST. 
2020

Kitchen Sink Theatre Company

Kitchen Sink Theatre Company

🌃 NYC company specializing in New Works by Queer & Trans* Artists

readings
plays
Good Apples Collective
EST. 
2023

Good Apples Collective

Good Apples Collective

An orchard for new theater.

plays
The Spade Collective
EST. 
2023

The Spade Collective

The Spade Collective

♠️ no gods, no mamet ♠️

plays
musical theatre
cabaret
The Elif Collective
EST. 
2022

The Elif Collective

The Elif Collective

We create warm, accessible, and saturated live performance spaces where audiences and artists can commune.

plays
readings
TOWNN
EST. 
2023

TOWNN

TOWNN

It takes a TOWNN to make groundbreaking theatre

plays
Fishmarket theatre co.
EST. 
2024

Fishmarket theatre co.

Fishmarket theatre co.

a collective of collaborative clowns, potters, and sci-fi nerds making tactile, immersive, and interdisciplinary theatre

plays
readings
The Dyon Collective
EST. 
2021

The Dyon Collective

The Dyon Collective

Artists dedicated to creating possibility.

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Personal Pizza Party
EST. 
2023

Personal Pizza Party

Personal Pizza Party

NYC-based production company dedicated to community-building and providing emerging artists the ingredients they need for the projects they’re hungry to create.

plays
readings
First Kiss Theatre Company
EST. 
2020

First Kiss Theatre Company

First Kiss Theatre Company

Here to make some magic! ✨

plays
readings
The Fled Collective
EST. 
2021

The Fled Collective

The Fled Collective

revolutionizing the future of american theatre. Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive, Radically Equitable

musical theatre
plays
readings
Cellunova Productions
EST. 
2023

Cellunova Productions

Cellunova Productions

New York based [interdisciplinary] production company aiming to create experiences that expand the boundaries of theatre.

plays
readings