• MFA Productions

    • Admission Contact

      College of Performing Arts
      Welcome Center | Office of Admission
      72 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY 10011
      212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
      performingarts@newschool.edu

    • Third-Year Mainstage

      This fall, Drama will present a third-year Mainstage production for the first time. It will be an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist written by Neil Bartlett and directed by Melissa Maxwell.

      Second-Year Mainstage

      MFA actors are featured in a production in the School of Drama Theater in the spring semester of their second year. This production is their first opportunity to work with professional directors, designers, and stage managers, with the full support of the College of Performing Arts Production team.

      Notable past productions include Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, and Middletown by Will Eno.

      The fall 2019 production will be The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Melissa Crespo.

      New Visions Directing Festival

      The work of our graduating MFA directors is showcased in the spring semester of their third year, in The New Visions Festival, which features director-driven productions of full-length classic and contemporary works performed in a repertory setting. These productions highlight the talents of our graduating directors and provide an introduction to each director’s work and aesthetic.

      The spring 2020 festival will feature MFA directors Nigel Barnes, Diane Machin, and Pauls Macs.


      Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp, directed by Diane Machin

      February 12-15, 2020


      Spell No. 7 by Ntozake Shange, directed by Nigel Barnes

      March 11-14, 2020


      Richard III by William Shakespeare, directed by Pauls Macs

      April 8-11, 2020


      MFA Actor Industry Showcase

      Each spring, our MFA Acting faculty present the graduating actors to leading casting directors and agents in a showcase of their range and material. Please click here to see headshots and résumés of the graduating actors.

      The spring 2020 MFA Actor Industry Showcase will be held on Monday, May 4, 2020, at The Clurman Theatre.

      All RSVPs and inquiries should be directed to DramaProgram@newschool.edu.


      Cherry Lane MFA Reading Series

      For the third year, Cherry Lane Theatre will present public industry readings for Drama’s MFA playwrights: Calley Anderson, Jerrod Jordahl, and Ruth Tang.



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