The New Group Off Stage brings innovative theatrical projects straight to your home! Celebrating work at the intersection of art, multimedia, and social engagement, Off Stage showcases some of today’s most compelling storytellers through web series, feature films, audio plays, and more. Tune in here for new projects as they’re released, and explore below to get started!


Available to listen to now from Audible!

An audio play inspired by Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba
By Diane Exavier
Directed by Dominique Rider

It’s summer in Flatbush; streets are hot with protest, and the Abellard sisters are trapped in their mother’s house. In this aural exploration of private and public grief, Black women’s voices call out in a complex chorus of big frustrations and small joys in a moment where physical touch remains beyond reach.

A developing archive of the play’s experiments and iterations can be found at



What’s the cost of comfort? In The Fever, playwright, actor and cultural icon Wallace Shawn (My Dinner with AndréThe Designated Mourner) captures the crisis of conscience of a privileged American traveler visiting a war-torn country. Faced with the disparity between her rarified world and the real world, she can’t help but wonder if she’s part of the solution, or part of the problem. Three-time Emmy® Award nominee Lili Taylor (Six Feet UnderAmerican Crime) stars in this profoundly engaging and provocative journey, directed by The New Group’s Founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott.



Available for Subscribers to Stream January 19

John Epperson’s legendary stage creation Lypsinka graces the silver screen in this short film directed by Chloë Sevigny. Inhabiting the words of Hollywood icons from Judy Garland to Joan Crawford trapped in an airless world of old-fashioned TV glamor, Lypsinka guides us through a fever dream as she grapples with her psyche as a celebrity.

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Waiting for Godot began streaming on May 6, 2021 and ended on July 25, 2021.

Beckett’s revolutionary vision of perpetual uncertainty, anxiety and loneliness is refracted through our current moment of perpetual uncertainty, anxiety and loneliness. Bringing together a roster of lauded artists from across the cultural spectrum, this experimental exploration of a storied play combines theatrical invention and innovative filmmaking. The New Group Off Stage’s Waiting for Godot is at once both a faithful realization of a classic work and an artistic expression of now.

This work features Ethan Hawke (Vladimir), John Leguizamo (Estragon), Wallace Shawn (Lucky), Tarik Trotter (Pozzo) and Drake Bradshaw (Boy).

Waiting for Godot was presented in association with NŌ Studios and Frank Marshall.

written, directed & created by Donja R. Love.

March 8 – August 31, 2022

Isolated in his childhood bedroom and connecting only through video messages, Marcus begins to lose touch with the people that most are important like his fiance and best friend. Will online hookups or couple’s therapy or even auditions offer any kind of way forward? Or can he even remember who he is anymore? Told through a series of video messages, i need space offers a frank and voyeuristic look into one man’s struggle with love, loss, and loneliness. More HERE.

i need space is presented in association with NŌ Studios and Frank Marshall.


Generous support for The New Group is provided by The Shubert Foundation and The Howard Gilman Foundation.

Lypsinka Must Be Destroyed…Again is presented in association with NŌ Studios and Frank Marshall

Executive Producers: David Matlin, Medusa Productions, Jana Shea, White Horse Pictures, LLC

Generous support for The New Group Off Stage provided by Abby Merrill

The New Group Off Stage is also supported, in part by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

The New Group’s productions are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


The New Group’s productions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.