The award-winning Foundry Theatre invites ambitious social justice organizers and activists with a love for the arts to apply for the Community Programs Producer position with the company to join our staff as early as December 1st. As a company that’s been engaged in rigorous artistic and civic practice since 1994, our community programs are an integral aspect of The Foundry’s work. Click here for more information.
Coming to a living room near you. Gideon Irving is a 21st century troubadour who for the past two years has been performing in peoples’ homes across NYC, the US and New Zealand. He is currently developing a new show for The Foundry which we will begin to show — in peoples’ homes — in late fall/early winter of 2014.
Good Food, Good Art, Good Politics, and Good Times
This annual community feast brings together 100 artists, farmers, food activists, and friends to break bread and perform short plays written for the occasion. Free Range Thanksgiving is a celebration of what we all make – together. Stay tuned as 2014 preparations begin!
by Marcus Gardley
Award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley takes aim at US policing and imprisonment in this hilarious satire written for 5 men who perform a host of characters across generations of captivity and freedom dreams.
Four events examining our criminal justice system, towards building new and authentic safety for us all. Join us to discuss the “new Jim Crow” of mass incarceration, the policing of gender, transformative justice practice and how social justice movements get built.
The Foundry Theatre aspires to assemble a community of artists with revolutionary ideas for the theatre and the world in which it is situated.
We commission, develop, premiere, and tour theatrical works that explore the (im)possibilities of theatre and we believe our body of work makes passionate argument for its limitless potential. In addition, The Foundry hosts ongoing dialogue series and community collaborations that bring artists together with stakeholders from other communities to unpack issues and ideas of contemporary social and political resonance. Now in our nineteenth year, The Foundry Theatre is an ongoing performance of ideas, created by rigorous theatrical works, public dialogues and community engagement that invites as many people as possible to consider what it means to be citizens of a world that we ourselves create. There is tremendous vitality in the assembly of individuals who have committed their lives to the theatre, not in service of a ‘career’ but out of a hunger to participate in creating a broader vision – to be part of a progressive community whose ideas, art and actions might address and challenge what is unacceptable in the status quo. Many who believe in the potency of theatre dare to hope their work will support and invigorate other individuals and communities to do the same. The Foundry is committed to reinvestigating that ideal and staking out a new relevancy for theatre and the artists who make it within the fabric of our society.