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New Victory LabWorks fosters the creation of new work for young audiences and champions innovative, adventurous performing arts for audiences of all ages.

To promote the creation of high-quality American performing arts for family 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 about the program’s impact.

New Work Development

For artists of all disciplines who desire an experience tailored to their specific needs and individual creative processes, New Victory LabWorks offers selected artists a stipend and dedicated rehearsal space in the New 42nd Street Studios. LabWorks Artists also have the option of holding Invited Rehearsals for industry professionals, fellow artists and New Victory Member families of the proposed target age group. Facilitated by New Victory staff, these experiences provide the invaluable feedback of peers and target audiences alike.

Applications are now closed for the 2020-21 LabWorks program. Applications were due February 12.

For more information about LabWorks, please read our FAQs.

Professional Development for Artists

New Victory LabWorks offers a series of workshops, master classes and various networking events, as well as opportunities to attend performances in the New Victory season.

To join our network of NYC-based artists interested in creating work for young audiences, please sign up for our email list.


2019-20 LabWorks Artists

  • ChelseaDee Harrison
  • Christopher Rudd
  • Jess Kaufman
  • Jody Drezner Alperin, Vicky Finney Crouch and Off the Page
  • Dan Jones and Chava Curland
  • Andrea Ang and Leah Ogawa
  • Jeanna Phillips, Alex Thrailkill and nicHi douglas
  • Trusty Sidekick Theater Company
  • Tom Costello and Brendan Dalton
  • Sarah Dahnke
  • Laura Galindo

New Victory is also excited to continue working with the following returning artists:

  • Faye Chiao and Anton Dudley
  • Valerie Clayman Pye and Spellbound Theatre
  • Aaron Jafferis, Rebecca Hart, Yako 440 and Jacinth Greywoode

Learn about the exciting projects our 2019-20 LabWorks Artists are developing in our blog spotlight.

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.

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