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Artists from New Victory LabWorks project, How to Break, rehearse a moment of choreography.

New Victory LabWorks

New Victory LabWorks supports New York artists in the creation of innovative, adventurous new work for young audiences.

New Victory and the entire New 42 nonprofit remain committed to supporting New York artists in the creation of new work for young audiences. While our buildings remain closed until it is safe to reopen, we look forward to welcoming you back to our spaces soon

Established in 2012, New Victory® LabWorks encourages New York-based artists of all disciplines to make works that challenge preconceptions commonly held about theater for young audiences.

New Victory LabWorks provides resources and mines opportunities for exchange among a diverse spectrum of New York City-based performing arts professionals: artists, educators, presenters, producers and other practitioners in the field of performing arts for young people.

Hear from New Victory LabWorks Artists, Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers, about the program’s impact.
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The artists from New Victory LabWorks project, Fountain, a New Musical, in a rehearsal at New 42 Studios.

Providing Artists with Resources

Selected artists receive a stipend, coveted rehearsal space at New 42 Studios and exposure to new creative and artistic principles through New Victory’s community of leaders in the field of performing arts for families, including professional development and networking opportunities.

A mom and her daughters engage in a small-group conversation.

Connecting Artists with Kids

By connecting artists with New Victory Member families to garner invaluable responses and feedback from kids, New Victory LabWorks invites artists to hone their craft, expand their skills, make contacts in the field, take artistic risks and make bold choices with their work.

LabWorks in the World

New Victory LabWorks has helped develop over 55 projects on their journey to the stage, more than half of which have developed into full productions, touring across the country and around the world.

Meet our 2019-20 Artists

New Victory LabWorks Supporters

New Victory LabWorks is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by grants from the Madeleine L’Engle Fund of the Crosswicks Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.