Spark Theatre Festival

Applications for the Fall 2024 Spark Theatre Festival NYC are now closed.

This fall, the Spark Theatre Festival will take place Sept. 9 to Sept. 29, 2024, at the Chain Theater, 312 W 36th St. 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018

The Spark Theatre Festival NYC gives artists the rare opportunity to present their workin-progress before an audience, afterwards engaging in a meaningful talkback session with audience, director, cast, and curator. The resulting insights are invaluable to the process, providing the playwright with the tools necessary to take the work to the next level.

Emerging Artists has always been about new works, emerging talents, and diverse voices. That’s never been more evident than now. And you, the audience, are the vital ingredient to making this a success. Your participation in the unique talkback with the artists provides the insight they need to move their work forward.

During our 30 year history, Emerging Artists has premiered over 2,000 new works and also garnered a Drama Desk Nomination, received the American Theatre Wing Grant Award for Consistent Commitment to Excellence in Theatre, and named Best Off-Off Broadway Theatre Company in NYC for Actors to Work With by Backstage Magazine. In the last five years alone, Emerging Artists has provided opportunities for over 4,500 diverse artists to see their work developed and premiered at no cost to the artists to submit or participate.