Playwrights Horizons announced today that SPACE on Ryder Farm will be the third company to join its Resident Company Program. As a member of the program, SPACE on Ryder Farm will gain access to subsidized office and rehearsal space as well as access to other members of the program and the Playwrights Theater School.
The program, started in 2014, includes previous inductees Clubbed Thumb and the Musical Theatre Factory. Joining the program will put SPACE in residence for three years at Playwrights Downtown, which houses the Playwrights Theater School and Playwrights Rehearsal Studios. Resident companies work closely with the Theater School to engage students in their work and their new play development processes.
SPACE on Ryder Farm is a non-profit artist residency program located an hour north of New York City on the grounds of Ryder Farm in Brewster, New York. SPACE creates an environment to invigorate artists and innovators and their work, and contributes to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of one of the oldest organic family farms on the East Coast.
The Resident Company Program arose from Playwrights Horizons' desire to expand the reach of support for new playwrights and plays and encourage more developmental support, more productions and wider audiences for new work. Having grown out of the organization's strategic planning process, the program also seeks to lessen the financial burdens of renting costly rehearsal and performance space in the New York market to smaller companies who share a deep interest in American writers.
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