Since 2007, IRT has become a key resource for indy theater makers in New York, hosting radically affordable, full-immersion development residences for emerging and established artists including: Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts, Mike Daisey, Tommy Smith, Immediate Medium, The Nonsense Company/Rick Burkhardt, May Adrales, Katt Lissard, Thomas Bradshaw, Group Theory, Performance Lab 115, Crystal Skillman, Collaboration Town and many others.
IRT’s intimate performance space offers artists the flexibility and autonomy to mount full-bodied workshops and do robust technical experimentation, creating a supportive environment for taking risks and test-driving new work before adventurous audiences and potential producers.
An offshoot of IRT’s 3B Development Series, the Westside Experiment offers students, ages 13-18 the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residency at IRT. Students will explore and learn physical acting technique, movement, voice, and moment-to-moment acting choices.
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the Archive Alliance will offer two select independent theater companies a two year commitment of space, artistic support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. In other words, a home.
The residency includes two separate engagements in IRT’s 3B Development Series and a one-week presentation in New Ohio’s OBIE Award-winning Ice Factory summer festival. The residency culminates in the second year with a fully realized, four-week run in the New Ohio’s main season.