Founded in 1985 by Producing Directors Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, and Leslie Urdang, New York Stage and Film is a not-for-profit company dedicated to the development and production of exciting new works for theater and film. Among the impressive list of collaborators: renowned playwrights such as John Patrick Shanley, Richard Greenberg, Jon Robin Baitz, Theresa Rebeck, John Guare, and Eve Ensler; musical theater impresarios Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael Mayer, Michael Greif, Jason Robert Brown, Christopher Gatelli, Stephen Flaherty, Duncan Sheik, Michael John LaChiusa, and many others. They recently named Christopher Burney as the new artistic director, who will be working alongside current New York Stage and Film Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer, prior to her departure at the end of the summer.
New York Stage and Film’s annual summer collaboration with Vassar College for Powerhouse Theater brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions, workshop presentations, and readings of new plays and musicals in progress. The 2019 summer commences on June 20, and will include works by artists including Ingrid Michaelson, La Santa Cecilia, Beth Henley, Tom Kitt, and many more.