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The company of In The Wings in a scene from their production of Peter and The Wolf.

Artistic Programming

New Victory discovers performances from around the globe that excite us, move us and celebrate different perspectives and experiences.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mary Rose Lloyd, New Victory attends hundreds of live productions each year, visiting venues as well as international, national and local festivals to find adventurous work for our stages. Featuring artistic disciplines and traditions from a multitude of cultures, every season includes a mix of performing arts genres with shows for a wide range of ages.

Award-winning Dedication

New Victory is a premier New York stage and the standard-bearer of family performing arts in the U.S. Several New Victory® shows have been recognized with Tony, Obie and Drama Desk Awards, and New Victory has received a special Drama Desk Award for “providing enchanting, sophisticated children’s theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people.”

There’s more sheer inventiveness and wonder in a single New Victory season than in most venues combined. Take your kid! Or a niece and nephew. Or simply treat your inner child.

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Several cast members operate two large crane puppets in a scene from Ibex Puppetry's Ajijaak on Turtle Island.

Past Productions

From Tokyo to Tallahassee, New Victory Artistic Programming scours the globe to bring the very best in theater for family audiences to our theaters. Diverse in origin and art form, the one thing they all share is a certain kind of magic that makes us sit up and say “that’s a New Victory show!”

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Three actors operate toy horse rod puppets in a scene from the LabWorks project, Horsetale.

New Work Development

New Victory LabWorks, our new work development program, invites artists to hone their craft, expand their skills, make contacts in the field, take artistic risks and make bold choices with their work.

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The company of Step Afrika! in a dance from their production of The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence.

Artist Submissions

The Artistic Programming team evaluates numerous submissions, as well as arts listings and reviews, and cultivates relationships with a broad spectrum of artists to stay abreast of fresh new performing arts for all ages.

Submission Info

Photos: Peter and the Wolf  (New Victory 2009) by Bert Hulselmans; Ajijaak on Turtle Island (New Victory 2019) by Richard Termine; The Migration (New Victory 2017) by William Perrigen