After a five-year search, Target Margin Theater has found its first permanent home in a 7,500 square-foot industrial space in Sunset Park in Brooklyn. The space features two large rehearsal studios, office space, and a column-free, 3,250 square-foot performance space.
The company’s new home, dubbed The Doxsee after late founding member and resident designer Lenore Doxsee, officially opens this month with three days of performances. The Grand Festival Opening runs November 9–11 and offers theatregoers a sneak peek at new work by Target Margin and over 40 theatre and performance artists.
Target Margin will also launch a new Residency Program, providing space and time for companies and individual artists to develop new and challenging works.
Target Margin was founded in 1991 by David Herskovits. For over 25 years, the company has developed a reputation for its singular interpretations of classic texts, lesser-known works, and new plays inspired by existing sources. In addition, Target Margin has also helped nurture the next generation of theatre artists through its annual incubator LAB festival and yearlong fellowship program.
“Having a permanent home finally gives us the freedom to work on each project just as it demands,” says Target Margin Founding Artistic Director Herskovits. “The space is a natural result of the growth of our mission. Target Margin now involves more artists than ever, with fellowship, community, and production programs, growing steadily in recent years. Our leadership has expanded too, with the promotion of Moe Yousuf (associate artistic director) and recent addition of Lu Liu (general manager).
“Target Margin has matured into a more diverse and democratic company,” continues Herskovits. “The building gives us a real, local home for the first time ever. Alternative performances spaces where young talent can make work on the cheap are vanishing. The Doxsee will help fill that void and keep New York City at the forefront of theatrical innovation.”
The 2017–2018 season will continue in January with the fifth year of the TMT Institute, a showcase of work from Target Margin’s fellows.
For more information on the organization and the Grand Festival Opening lineup, visit TargetMargin.org.