The Hearth

Space Lab

Space Lab

Emerging companies are granted free use of our Theater B or C spaces for 2 weeks* to explore the creation and development of a new work. Preference is given to intersectional / IDEA driven works and includes the opportunity for up to two (invite only) showings/presentations. Access to space is 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., or as pre-approved with management.

Companies interested in being considered for future Space Lab residencies, can submit their materials via the link provided.

Submit Materials Here


2022 Participants:

The Hearth (March)
The Hearth tells the stories of women.
We nurture and celebrate women and non-binary artists (playwrights, directors, actors, and designers) and develop plays that represent the complex and vast spectrum of womanhood.
The Hearth produces plays that explore characters who pulse with emotional, intellectual, and psychological complexity.  We seek to challenge stereotypes, advance and complicate the conversation about feminism, and expand perceptions of what it means to be a woman.
We are committed to making room for the next generation of women artists in the landscape of the American theater.

The Sống Collective (June and September)
The Sống Collective’s mission is to reclaim the Vietnamese American narrative by creating development and performance opportunities for emerging artists of color. We nurture a community of artists whose work explores questions of identity, race, intersectionality, immigration, and the refugee experience. We are dedicated to telling stories that dare to subvert preconceptions of Asian Americans.

Clutch Productions (September)
Clutch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for women artists in theatre and film. By commissioning and producing original works, Clutch provides vital creative space for women to collaborate

Hypokrit Productions (October)
Hypokrit’s mission is to fundamentally disrupt the American entertainment industry, with the purpose of making the arts more equitable and relevant to a wider audience. We exclusively develop work by global-majority artists, with a specific focus on artists of South Asian descent. We focus on producing work that appeals to a multicultural and transnational audience. In addition to theater, we develop and produce TV and film projects, giving our artists a greater opportunity for exposure and our audience a greater opportunity for representation and connection.

Pictured: Olivia Khoshatefeh and Julia Greer in THE COMMONS (2020) by Lily Akerman and directed by Emma Miller. Presented by The Hearth. Photo by Carol Rosegg.