MISSION AND HISTORY
The Tank is a Home for Emerging Artists.
WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC by Caitlin Saylor Stephens, directed by Meghan Finn (October 2018)
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter and producer. Our mission is to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form, and to do so in an environment that is inclusive and accessible. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 800 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our two-stage theater complex Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We support work at all phases of development, from readings and residencies to fully produced world premieres. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.
Recent Tank-produced work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions ADA/AVA (2016), YOUARENOWHERE (2016), THE PAPER HAT GAME (2017), THE EPHEMERA TRILOGY (2017), and A HUNGER ARTIST (2018), as well as New York Times Critics' Picks THE OFFENDING GESTURE by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016), RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018), and OPEN by Crystal Skillman, directed by Jessi D. Hill (2019). Since our founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Kyle Jarrow, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others.
The Tank would like to thank IndieSpace for their consultation on our recent move to our new home on 36th Street! Their guidance played a critical role in our successful transition. IndieSpace provides permanent real estate solutions for the Indie Theater community. More at indiespace.org