London's New Diorama Theatre and Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theatres will present the Brits Off-Broadway Festival in 2023. Artistic directors David Byrne, from New Diorama, and Val Day, from 59E59, will co-curate a line-up of shows for 59E59's three theatres for May and June, 2023.
Originally launched in 2004, the Brits Off-Broadway Festival showcases independent works from British artists and companies. Past artists who have made their New York debuts through previous years of the festival include Frantic Assembly, Mike Bartlett, John Tiffany, Steven Hoggett, Francesca Moody, John Brittain, and Moria Buffini.
"Collaborating with David has been personally and professionally fulfilling, and our Brits Fest is supercharged with NDT's infectious energy and enthusiasm," says Day. "David has superb taste, bold ideas, and never hesitates to lift up deserving artists and colleagues alike. The 2023 NYC theatrical horizon is looking brighter than ever."
"Ever since taking our NDT hit Secret Life of Humans to 59E59, Val and I have developed our own equivalent of the ‘special relationship,'" adds Byrne. "It feels great to be able to start this cultural exchange again—I can’t wait to show New York audiences some of the best of new British work."
Byrne and Day are currently seeking new works for the festival. Productions presenting at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe are invited to extend invitations via a portal on the New Diorama Theatre website.