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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Mamie Gummer Lends Her Voice to the A.R.T./New York Campaign

New York’s leading nonprofit companies will soon set up shop in affordable venues.

Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City’s leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theater, has announced a late November opening for the A.R.T./New York Theatres, two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street, designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori.

In addition to completing the renovations, the organization has also announced the following 21 nonprofit companies set to join the inaugural 2017-18 season: Amas Musical Theatre, Broken Box Mime Theater, Buran Theatre, The Civilians, Dramatic Question Theatre, Houses on the Moon Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, The Movement Theatre Company, NAATCO, New Georges, New York City Children's Theater, New York Neo-Futurists, One Year Lease Theater Company, Pioneers Go East Collective, Pipeline Theatre Company, The Play Company, Project Y Theatre Company, Prospect Theater Company, Target Margin Theater, Theater Breaking Through Barriers and Transport Group Theatre Company.

The two brand-new venues will provide affordable and highly flexible performance space for New York City’s smaller-budget nonprofit theaters, with sophisticated technical equipment included in the weekly subsidized rental rates. Seating capacity is up to 87 seats in the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre and up to 149 seats in the Mezzanine Theatre, and audience seating can be arranged in various configurations to allow for creativity in scenic design and audience environment.

Stage and screen star Mamie Gummer (Drama Desk nominee for her 2016 performance in Ugly Lies the Bone) is one of the accomplished artists who have joined the A.R.T./New York cause, advocating for the project in the following video. Get a first look inside the new off-Broadway spaces and learn more about how they plan to enhance the vibrant theatrical culture of New York City.