ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2022 AND BEYOND!
We are a non-profit presenting organization dedicated to supporting the Off Broadway premieres of non-profit producing theater companies for three week minimum runs.
All programming is curated at least a year in advance by reading scripts, watching archival videos, and attending readings, workshops, and regional/international productions. Since we do not produce or co-produce any of the 30+ shows hosted in our spaces each year, we cannot accept unsolicited submissions from playwrights. We are not able to accommodate weekend or single evening rentals and are dark on Monday evenings.
We are now accepting submissions from non-profit theater companies looking to premiere work in NYC from 2022 and beyond. Companies with fully funded projects are encouraged to submit scripts, supporting materials, and archival video for consideration, here.
THEATER A: 195 seats, Proscenium Seating. $9,500 per week. 7-8 week runs.
THEATER B: 98 seats, Proscenium Seating. $5,500 per week. 3-5 week runs.
THEATER C: Flexible Seating. 48 seats, Single-sided Seating or 45-55 seats depending on arrangement. $3,000 per week (Equity Showcase $2,500 per week). 3-5 week runs.
The above weekly fees include a generous licensing package, allowing producers to fully engage in staging their productions, unfettered by the distractions and pressures of promotion, sales, and commerce.
Annually, we curate work by UK writers and producers in all three theaters for 3-5 week runs from April to June as part of Brits Off Broadway.
Companies we’ve hosted in the past include:
"Back in 2008, as a fledgling producer, I had the upmost pleasure to produce my first ever production at 59E59 in Theatre B as part of the Brits off Broadway season. It was a play by the then unknown playwright, Mike Bartlett. I’m pleased to say he, and the rest of the team, have managed to forge a career in this crazy business of show and we all treasure the memory of that production. I have the poster and our New York Times Review above my desk". - Emma Brunjes (Artefacts, Brits Off Broadway 2008)
"I was thinking about just why working there is so special. It's a terrific facility…But what I love the most are your people, especially box office and front of house. The first experience of Fern Hill that folks have is when they are booking/picking up their tickets and when they are being seated. …You hire the right people, you train them well, and you support them. I think that is really 59E's secret weapon. I mean, I love the stages, the dressing rooms, the booths, your mailing list, etc. But it's you and your people. So thank you for that." – Mary Davis, MBL Productions (Fern Hill, Smart Blond)