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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!

 

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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.

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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 www.bernardasdaughters.club.

 

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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.

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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.