PERFORM AT THE TANK
We want YOUR work on our stages at 312 West 36th Street!
EAT THE DEVIL by Nadja Leonhard-Hooper & Dan Nuxoll, directed by Nick Flint, photo by Russ Rowland (March 2019)
Our mission is to enable the creation of new work by emerging artists, in an environment that is supportive, open and democratic. We want YOUR work on our stages at home at 312 West 36th Street!
We have a year round, rolling submissions policy, completely open to artists across six disciplines: theater, dance, music, comedy, film, and storytelling. We program new work at every stage of its development – from a thought, a conversation, a workshop to a fully realized production.
Our Artistic Policies
All the work we present must be new in some shape or form, which includes both US and NYC premieres.
We celebrate work that is collaborative, multi-disciplinary, brave and imaginative.
Experimentation and pushing the boundaries within your form is strongly encouraged.
We champion projects that are a force for political and social change.
It’s about NOW. And it’s URGENT.
We’ve been bold and free since 2003 and we are going to stay that way: no artist pays to play at The Tank!
Submit Your Proposal
We only have one requirement before submitting: Please come see a show! Seeing the space in action is the best way to get to know it; plus you'll get a glimpse of the community we've got going on around here. We have lots of free readings, and shows start at $5. If you have any trouble finding something to come to, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll find something for you. Thanks!
Please send as much information as possible about your project via the link below. The proposal should include:
The title and date of the show that you've seen here;
A detailed description of the piece you want to perform with us;
A script if there is one;
Information on the artists and/or the company and past projects;
Any photos or video is great for us to see but please don’t worry if you don’t have these yet;
Please also include a simple marketing plan, or any ideas you have on how best to sell your show;
Let us know if there's a timeframe (a month ideally) when you'd like to do your show. No worries if anytime is convenient, that's great!
Keep in mind that we run multiple shows each night in both of our theater spaces. Shows that run 60-90 minutes tend to work best, though we're open to work that is longer! This also means that the bulk of our work has pretty quick load-in and load-out times. We are definitely open to discussing how best to realize your designs in the space, but we are first and foremost a shared space.
You will have a response to your proposal within 4-8 weeks. Keep in mind that we're a small team over here (4 staff members!), so if you don't hear from us right away, it's not because we don't love you. Please don't call to follow up; we are not phone people. Thank you for your patience!
Things that are Good to Know
The best way to get a sense of what we do, how we do it and the space itself, is to come and see a show!
We operate every night during the year, with a minimum of two performances a night, except during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holiday weeks. We run multiple shows each night in both of our new theater spaces.
We are a very small team, so we are unable to take unsolicited meetings during office hours. Please either email your submission, or email email@example.com, with any queries before dropping in!
We are committed to diversity in our programming and our community. As such, we strongly encourage submissions from artists of all ethnicities, projects that are female-led, disabled artists, and work from the LGBTQIA community.
We provide all our artists with the following resources and support:
Free performance space
At least four free hours of rehearsal space, with more available as needed
Access to additional free rehearsal space in the theater subject to availability
Access to one projector, a piano or keyboard, chairs, rehearsal cubes, and tables
Artist fees in the form of a box office split and guaranteed stipend model
Front of house staff
Ticketing set up and managed through Brown Paper Tickets
Fiscal sponsorship (as needed) with a 3% processing fee (industry standard is 6-7%)
Promotional support such as inclusion in Tank eblasts and press releases, a post on The Tank's homepage and the creation of a show-specific page, and posts on social media outlets.
We are also able to accommodate a limited number of hourly rehearsal rentals around free hours given to shows performing with us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
For general information or inquiries about The Tank, please email email@example.com.