A cornerstone of 59E59 Theaters programming, our residencey companies receive preferred calendar placement to produce up to three shows each year. 

Producing three shows annually in Theaters A and B, 59E59 Theaters Resident Companies have access to our spaces for workshops, readings, and rehearsal in addition to receiving our *All-Inclusive licensing package. 

Current Resident Companies:

Primary Stages 
Primary Stages is dedicated to inspiring, supporting, producing, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the support they need to fully realize their vision.

Each season 2-3 NYC-based companies will receive preferred calendar placement to produce World Premieres in Theaters B & C and in addition to the *All-Inclusive licensing package, they will receive discounted space for their productions.

Current Co-Op Residencies:

Less Than Rent
LTR creates dynamic and dangerous theatre where the energy is explosive and the the volume is turned all the way up. Whether it's with a new work from a fresh voice, a remix of a classis, or a devised piece of by our ensemble, our goal is to perpetually skew the theatrical canon, exploring universal themes and familiar ideas in a way that's jolting and in-your-face.  We're a big company that makes big plays, driven by our signature combination of passion, curiosity, and swagger.

New Light Theater Project
New Light Theater Project (NLTP) nurtures a Collective of artist-practitioners through the presentation of compelling stories across theatrical genres. Led by Artistic Director Sarah Norris and Producing Director Michael Aguirre, NLTP believes in the strength of ensemble-work and are committed to fostering our Collective composed of writers, actors, directors, stage managers, and designers from diverse backgrounds. At least 50% of an NLTP production utilizes our Collective while the rest of the production team consists of innovative artists we hope to cultivate deeper relationships with.

No.11 Productions
Founded in 2008, No.11 Productions exists to collaboratively create, develop and tour new works and original adaptations as an ensemble. Our productions have the energy and imaginative zest of kids playing make-believe in the backyard and we invite the audience to play along. We believe in the energizing power of sharing stories full of hope and teamwork and strive to engage our audience as collaborators in the act of storytelling.

Pictured: Ashton Muñiz and Greg Cuellar in I WANNA F*CK LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET (2022) by Andrew Rincón and directed by Jesse Jou. Presented by New Light Theater Project. Photo by Hunter Canning.