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Arts + Culture

The 14Y Theater’s mission focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative.

Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists as the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive cultural experience for all.

Be a part of our artistic community and programming!

Calling all dreamers, creators, doers, and culture-makers.
At the 14Y Theater, we mean it when we say, “You belong here!”

We are seeking a variety of programs, performances, productions, and artists to be a part of our 14Y Theater seasons spanning January 2024 through June 2025. We’ll be curating a lineup of creative disciplines and genres, including but not limited to, theater, dance, music, puppetry, multimedia, performance art, visual, culinary, literary, cultural arts, or any combination thereof.

Applications are now open. Learn more and apply:

Coming soon: Applications for our 2024 Visual Art Gallery Showings

For additional project and program opportunities with 14Y Arts + Culture:   

About the 14Y Theater

The 14Y Theater honors the edgy, diverse and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village. Each year, we curate a provocative season of theater, dance, music and film from independent New York artists in dialogue with our residency program, LABA: A Laboratory for New Jewish Culture.

The 14Y Theater supports the creation of new art and culture by supporting artists in our community, specifically by providing the space, time and resources needed to create new work. The 14th Street Y endeavors to be true incubators of artists and hopefully reduce the financial strain NYC independent artists feel in producing their work.

Since our 2015-2016 Season, the 14Y Theater has hosted more than 250 unique in-person and virtual events, and welcomed nearly 35,000 audience members.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the artists and do not necessarily reflect those of the 14th Street Y or Educational Alliance.

2024 LABA NY Fellowship

Applications are open for the 2024 LABA NY fellowship focused on the theme of NIGHT.

Applications close on Sunday October 15

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2024 Dance Residency

We’re selecting two choreographers/dance collectives to be Artists in Residence for January–February 2024.

 Application closes October 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM

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Theater Season

Seeking theater programs and co-productions to be part of our seasons spanning January 2024–June 2025.

Applications close on October 31 at 11:59 PM

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Current Season

Our theater is a creative safe space for all, and the summer season is full of funny, diverse, and imaginative work for all ages.

Current & Upcoming Performances

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture

A fellowship program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.

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Past Arts + Culture Seasons

Explore past seasons including recordings of developing work and talkbacks with LABA alumni, artists in residency, and local artists who used our empty theater to share their art.

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Supporters of 14Y Arts + Culture + LABA

CANVAS—a collaborative giving fund dedicated to Jewish arts and culture.

The 14Y Arts + Culture programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Supporters of 14Y Arts + Culture + LABA