Workshops & Events
Do you want more than "good job!" in response to your work?
Open Trial Day is a chance for you to see how Fieldwork works and participate in the critique! Open Trial Day and Fieldwork are safe spaces where you can learn what your audience saw, felt, and heard in response to your work.
Fieldwork is for Creators: Solo Performing Artists, Writers, Composers, Choreographers,
Playwrights, Multidisciplinary Artists, Poets, Vocalists and more!
Come prepared to engage, listen and show bare-bones work!
In The Field's signature program, participants meet weekly to share work at any stage in their process, be supported in their risk taking, and give artist-to-artist non-directorial objective feedback guided by experienced facilitators. The session culminates in an open final workshop with invited guests.
Up to 24 hours of free rehearsal space is awarded to artists in our Summer Fieldwork session through our "Adopt an Artist" program, hosted in collaboration with our generous partner studio sites throughout New York City:
The Field: 75 Maiden Lane #906 New York, NY 10038
Through a partnership between The Field and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC), Members can now enjoy benefits from both organizations! This Open House is a chance for current and prospective Members to learn about the services, resources, and opportunities available to our community.
The Field Deputy Director Shawn René Graham
Shawn René Graham is a writer and dramaturg from San Jose, California who has worked with many writers including Walter Mosley, Lynn Nottage, Susan Sontag, and Judy Tate. She is currently the resident dramaturg of The American Slavery Project's Unheard Voices, the Literary Director for the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Future Classics Series and Playwright’s Playground, and founder of All Creative Writes: an artistic assistance service designed to provide individual artists and performing arts organizations with administrative, fundraising and writing support. Ms. Graham holds degrees from the California State University, Los Angeles and the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.
NPCC President and Executive Director Sharon Stapel
Sharon Stapel comes to NPCC from the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP), where she was the Executive Director of the nation’s largest LGBTQ and HIV-affected anti-violence program. She was named a White House Champion of Change and was recognized by President Obama for her advocacy work. Stapel directed units at South Brooklyn Legal Services and the Legal Aid Society and coordinated the Street Law Project of the National Lawyers Guild. She is a graduate of CUNY School of Law and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has served as an adjunct professor at CUNY School of Law and Hunter College.
Interested in showing works in progress? Looking for objective, artist-to-artist feedback?
Open Trial Day (OTD) is a one-time creative workshop that allows you to try The Field's signature methodology before signing up for the full 8-week Fieldwork session that follows. This low-cost, low-commitment opportunity will take place at Theaterlab on Tuesday, October 10; with feedback facilitated by artist, mover, and educator Shalewa Mackall.
Fieldwork is a unique forum for artists to show works in progress and to share non-directorial, peer-to-peer feedback in a studio setting. Our 8-week Fall session will be hosted by Theaterlab and facilitated by seasoned artist, mover, and educator Shalewa Mackall.
Space is limited; this workshop is likely to sell out. Register now to:
Artists who aren’t afraid of ‘NO’ are great at asking donors for support. Learn how to raise the funds you need - whether you are making an in-person ask, developing solicitation materials, or crowdfunding. You can raise money confidently and meet your goal. Our Deputy Director Shawn René Graham will give you sound advice to get your campaign started on the right foot!
This Member Toolbox Session is FREE for Members of The Field and NPCC.
The Field Deputy Director Shawn René Graham
Shawn René Graham is a writer and dramaturg from San Jose, California. She is the founder of All Creative Writes: a service designed to provide individual artists and performing arts organizations with administrative, fundraising and writing support. Ms. Graham holds degrees from the California State University, Los Angeles and the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.