New York: February 9, 2021: Under the direction of Joe Barros (Artistic Director) and Jen Sandler (Associate Artistic Director), New York Theatre Barn (NYTB) is an anti-racist, non-profit theatre company that has served as a home for original culture shifting musicals during incubation since 2007. Through the evolution of their core programs the New Works Series and Choreography Lab, they have lifted up thousands of writers and artists, creating a springboard for them to take their ideas to the next level. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company successfully pivoted from in-person to live virtual presentations. Weekly content has featured conversations with creatives and musical performances, giving an insider look at new work development while showcasing over 70 new musicals, created by 120 writers, with a community of over 300 artists. NYTB recently launched Theatre Barn Records, a new imprint of Broadway Records, which is dedicated to original musicals in development.
Joe and Jen will shared light on NYTB’s unique incubatory platforms, how they have successfully pivoted the company’s programming while also igniting new programs and will further explore the musical theater development process and how NYTB provides space for artists to dream about how extraordinary the world can be.
Our interviewer is Robin Gorman Newman, a Tony nominated producer, who is currently developing, with her producing partner, a musical inspired by her book, How to Marry a Mensch. Robin is a member of The Drama League and new Board member of NYTB.