"Packed with young talent. In the risk-taking venture that is summer festival-going, encountering talent you want to see more of is a worthy payoff." - The New York Times, on Corkscrew 2017
In its inaugural 2017 run, Corkscrew Theater Festival presented five world premiere productions and was featured in The New York Times, Village Voice, Playbill, on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show, and more.
(1) to showcase original productions by early-career theater artists who are creating work through robust and/or innovative collaborations;
(2) to advocate for underrepresented artists and viewpoints; and
(3) to mount a festival annually that offers audiences a unique mix of work at various stages of development, promotes interaction and dialogue among artists, and builds a community around a season of theater.