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Since 1996 terraNOVA has been dedicated to supporting artists and fostering new work
Over 20 years terraNOVA Collective gave voice to hundreds of emerging and established artists annually, providing each individual the freedom to take risks and develop their work within a supportive environment. terraNOVA provided a forum for bold, controversial, and challenging theatrical stories from first draft to full production. We celebrated the energetic diversity of live performance by supporting a variety of dynamic and contrasting works.
terraNOVA Collective received many accolades including the NY Innovative Theatre Foundation’s 2013 Caffe Cino Award for its commitment to Off-Off Broadway and almost 40 NY Innovative Theatre Award nominations, of which 6 were awarded. In 2012, terraNOVA was honored as one of nytheatre.com's "People of the Year".
We are currently on hiatus and will not have Groundbreakers or mainstages coming up, however we are still co-producing with amazing artists in New York and Chicago. For further inquiries please email email@example.com
Longest Running Solo Festival in NYC
terraNOVA launched the longest-running solo performance festival in New York City, the soloNOVA Arts Festival (2004-2013), through which over 300 of the best emerging and established solo performers from New York City, regionally, and internationally were presented. soloNOVA ARTS evolved in 2014 to be showcase productions of the best in innovative solo storytelling, including the best of puppetry, dance, magic, physical theatre, multicharacter monologues, and multi-media. Its focus was to represent various artistic disciplines, cultures and perspectives. terraNOVA Collective had two streams, workshop and production, to support solo work at every stage of development, and gives individualized focus to each artist including artistic, production, and marketing resources.
The Groundbreakers Playwrights Group was the heart and soul of terraNOVA. We founded Groundbreakers to create a diverse and dynamic community of artists around our passion for nurturing innovative new plays. This group was the only playwrights group in NYC to work directly with the playwright setting three draft deadlines, to cast their play with professional actors, and to structure feedback around their individualized needs. Through this unique collaborative environment, a strong support network between the Groundbreakers playwrights emerged. After the 18-week program, terraNOVA continued to work with each writer over time to identify potential producers and supporters of these plays.
We are proud to have worked with an incredibly talented collective of
actors, playwrights, directors, designers and theatre artists over the years.
Thank you to everyone who joined the terraNOVA Collective family!
Dacyl Acevedo, J. Clint Allen, Heather Anderson, Marcelo Añez, Philippe Arman, Robert Askins, Charlie Barnett, Sebastian Beacon, Ori Behr, W. Kamau Bell, Carla Bellisio, Eliza Bent, Nick Bixby, Lauren Blumenfeld, Emily Bohannan, Roger Bonair-Agard, Boy Girl Party, Lucrecia Briceno, Allison Buck, Desiree Burch, Tom Butler, Laura Butler Rivera, Charlotte Bydwell, Andrea Caban, Charles A. Callaghan, Rich Campbell, James Carter, Jo Cattell, J. Julian Christopher, Elizabeth Cheslock, Suzanne Chesney, Jacob A Climer, Georgia Cohen, Alexandra Collier, Alanda Coon, Eric Conger, Kate Cortesi, Andrew Davies, Eric DeArmon, Snehal Desai, Elizabeth Dement, Steve DiUbaldo, Lorena Diaz, Kether Donohue, Jason Downs, Alan C. Edwards, Dan Emino, Erica Evans, Kip Fagan, Halley Feifer, Lauren Feldmen, Susan Ferrara, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Angelina Fiordellisi, Larry Floyd, Jennifer Jason Fok, Frankenstudio, Emma Galvin, Ron Garcia, Lucy Geillespie, The Glass Eye, Terri Girvin, Sarah Gise, Luke Grimes, Channel Glover, Annie Golden, Darren Goldstein, Sofia Jean Gomez, Zina Goodall, Christopher R Grant, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Nic Grelli, Kathryn Grody, Jeff Grow, Kevin Hardy, Eric Hedlund, Maria Helan, Lauren Hennessy, Kimberly Faith Hickman, Vanessa Hidary, Jessi D. Hill, Betsy Hogg, Cynthia Hopkins, Nick Horst, Beth Hoyt, Homa Hynes, Imaginary Media, Daniel Irizarry, Daniel K. Isaac, Summer Lee Jack, Jimmie James, Sandor Juan, Sukari Jones, Phyllis Johnson, Daliya Karnofsky, Georgette Kelly, Boo Killebrew, Charlie King, Kelly Kinsella, Dan Kitrosser, Krista Knight, Andrew Kramer, Emily Kratter, Alex Koch, Megan Eileen Kosmoski, Peter Ksander, Andrea Kuchlewska, Jen Kwok, Jennifer Lane, David Margolin Lawson, Paul Lazar, Michael Leeds, Andrea Leigh, Andrea Lepcio, Alex Levy, Melissa Li, Padraic Lillis, Kiley Lotz, Jenny Maguire, Linda Mancini, Jenny Mannis, Erin Markey, Chris Marston, Preston Martin, Christina Masciotti, Amber Mathis, Wendy Mateo, Melissa Maxwell, Kate McGovern, Chris McKinney, Amanda McRaven, Michal V. Mendelson, Kyle Metzger, Eric T. Miller, Ian Morgan, Bobby Moreno, Nick Mwaluko, Flaco Navaja, Tom Nelis, Mel Nieves, Christopher Gabriel Núñez, Colleen O'Connor, Ryan O'Gara, Matthew Paul Olmos, One-Eighth, Shayna O'Neill, Diana Oh, Driscol Otto, Matt Otto, Jessica Pabst, Phil Palazzolo, Joe Paulik, Arienne Pelletier, Sarah Pearline, Vincent Piazza, Becca Pickett, Paul Piekarz, The Puppet Kitchen, Charlotte Purser, Jay Potter, Mario Quesada, Brian Quijada, Jens Rasmussen, Alysia Reiner, Seth Reiser, Steven Rishard, Gerry Rodrigues, Karen Rodriguez, Angelina Roque, Lynn Rosen, Andrew Rosendorf, Mia Rovegno, Annie Rubino, Gabe Ruiz, Juan C. Sanchez, Susan Soon He Santon, Greg Seel, Jordan Seavey, Jeanine Serralles, Jane Shaw, Jason Simms, Crystal Skillman, Karen Smith Vastola, Kole Smith, T. Ryder Smith, Melissa Saint-Amand, James Scruggs, Jen Silverman, Andrew Slater, Danielle Slavick, Alexis Spiegel, Karen Stanion, Angeliea Stark, Bruce Steinberg, Harmony Stempel, Jenny Seastone Stern, Frances Sternhagen, Samantha Strelitz, Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams, Adam Szymkowicz, Judy Tate, David Tennent, Andrea Thome, Chris Thorn, Lucie Tiberghien, Jes Tom, Lindsay Torrey, David Travis, Mfonsio Udofia, Enrique Urueta, Brigitte Viellieu-Davis, Juan Francisco Villa, Heather J. Violanti, Sturgis Warner, Halley Wegryn-Gross, Aaron Roman Weiner, Ben Williams, Emma Wilk, Leah Nanako Winkler, Karin Wolfe, Jennifer Dorr White, Daya Wolterstorff, Natalie Woolams-Torres, Eric Wright, Kit Yan, José Zayas and Anna Ziegler.