Shelter Art & Artists

Your support of The Shelter has a direct and immediate impact. Your donation gives us to tools we need to cultivate and connect artists through our Shelter Sunday workshop. It provides a foundation from which we can develop fresh and original theatre for the New York stage. It insures that we can pay artists while also presenting original theatre at affordable ticket prices. Shelter art and artists. Make a donation today.

The Shelter is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to The Shelter are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law—and they make you feel great inside.

  • The Shelter is to be applauded for the work it’s doing — developing new theatre and building creative relationships at a time when small theatre companies are dropping like flies. Its approach to making theatre is both practical and optimistic.

    Regina Robbins, Theatre Is Easy
  • Once upon a time there was a theater company, who decided to take a risk...

    Nicholas Linnehan, nytheatre.com
  • ...where imagination and creativity flow freely, talent is abundant, and you walk away pleased that you have had the experience.

    Laurie Lawson, Electronic Link Journal

The Lear Project

By now, you’ve all probably seen the Twitter and Facebook posts about how Shakespeare wrote King Lear while hiding out from the Plague. With the theaters closed, England’s greatest writer was able to focus on his craft and create a new masterpiece for us to enjoy four hundred years later.

With the theaters (and bars and schools) closed, we launched The Lear Project, a free online writing group. The LearProject supports writers as they make work, providing accountability and community in a time of chaos. However, we didn’t want to stop there. We want to share the same resources and assignments provided to project participants with YOU. Check back to this web site, as well as the Artist Newsletter, for updates, resources, and more.