At the Apex

At the Apex are productions of brand new plays that speak boldly and imaginatively to the pressing questions of American life today. Artists Rep has a long history of premiering fresh, original plays, and through Table|Room|Stage, we are more intentional than ever about this commitment.

Every season we bring new plays to the stage, drawn from both our commissioning program and the abundance of extraordinary work by emerging national playwrights. These plays have benefited from developmental support at ART and elsewhere, and are ready for the most important workshop of all: a production. With the writers in residence, our whole team focuses on supporting their vision and bringing it to our audience. Recent examples include Wolf Play, Magellanica, The Thanksgiving Play, The Talented Ones, and Cuba Líbre.

In addition to premiering new plays, ART recognizes that second productions are vital to a play’s ongoing life. We offer playwrights an opportunity to continue working on their play after its premiere, encouraging them to use the second production to make their play the best it can be. Teenage Dick in our 18/19 season, and La Ruta in 19/20 show the benefit of writers’ continued attention after the premiere.