Access For Artists

Key to Access’ mission is providing space for artists to learn, grow, create and present their own unique work in a safe, open, accepting, creatively nurturing, and affordable environment.

We achieve this goal through a variety of programs:


Full Access

Each season Access partners with a select group of theater companies, providing them with free space in which to create their work. Collaborations are designed to support the specific needs and vision of the artists involved. While often times this results in a full production, co-produced by the artists and Access Theater, that is not a requirement of the program. FULL ACCESS is devoted to nurturing the company as a whole and providing them a theatrical home in which to grow. In exchange the FULL ACCESS resident companies are asked to donate a small amount of time throughout the year to help support Access’ mission.

Submissions for the FULL ACCESS program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Easy Access

In addition to the FULL ACCESS program, each year Access supports the work of several adventurous young companies, individual artists, and 501(c)3 organizations by heavily subsidizing our rental rates and assuming the role of Associate Producer on their specific productions. Unlike the FULL ACCESS program, which focuses on the development of a company of artists, EASY ACCESS is designed to support singular projects.

Submissions for the EASY ACCESS program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Access THEATER writers Group

Access Theater Writers Group meets twice monthly to read and discuss the new work of its members. Additionally, ATWG hosts a bi-annual writers retreat for its members and hosts readings and workshops of works in progress. Co-moderated by Jan Jalanak and Tony DiMurro, the program has workshopped hundreds of pages by dozens of playwrights, screenwriters, novelists and TV writers including Frank Pugliese (executive producer/showrunner, House of Cards), Aasif Mandvi (No Land's Man, The Daily Show), Matt Hoverman and Craig Carlisle (Emmy-winners for Arthur), Jason Holtham (Humanitas New Voices Award recipient), John Bland (co-executive producer, Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes), Dramatist Guild Fellow James Christy, writer/actors Patrick Breen and Cristina Spina, and other prominent and emerging talents. 

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.