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Our Mission

New Perspectives was founded in 1991 as a multi-racial ensemble dedicated to using theatre as an agent for positive social change. Our mission is to 1) develop and present new plays and playwrights, particularly women and people of color, 2) present classic plays in a style that sheds new light on our lives and work, and 3) present theatre to under-served audiences-especially young people and communities in need--to build life skills and promote participation in our society. Learn More


 Our Impact

MOUNTED 94 productions of original and classic plays (40 original works, 6 US Premieres, 5 NY Premieres, 2 OOBR Awards, 2 AUDELCO Awards, 1 "Best Plays" citation from Backstage, 1 Princess Grace Finalist)


PIONEERED multi-racial and non-traditional casting, working with over 70 artists per year

NAMED by the NY Foundation for the Arts as a “Community Asset”

SERVED more than 30,000 public school students and hundreds of teachers throughout the five boroughs of NYC and Tri-state area

PROVIDED over 60 residencies to women playwrights, and developed and produced 55 Original Short Plays in the Women’s Work Short Play LAB

NAMED “Person of the Year” by NY Theatre Experience as co-founders of 50/50 in 2020: Parity for Women Theatre Artists

PRESENTED 80 new works by African American writers and performers through VOICES FROM THE EDGE

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