New Light Theater Project (NLTP) nurtures a Collective of artist-practitioners through the presentation of compelling stories across theatrical genres.

Founded by Sarah Norris and Michael Aguirre, NLTP believes in the strength of ensemble-work and are committed to fostering our Collective composed of writers, actors, directors, stage managers, and designers from diverse backgrounds. At least 50% of an NLTP production utilizes our Collective while the rest of the production team consists of innovative artists we hope to cultivate deeper relationships with.


NLTP strives to provide sustained opportunities for our Collective. What started as a weekly Sunday gathering of friends over pancakes, coffee, and plays has evolved into a company of artists who care about the work we are contributing to the theatrical make-up of New York City, and ultimately, seek to ensure a work environment that encompasses a brave, communal spirit.


Since 2013, NLTP has mounted over 30 full productions which have received critical praise including Best of Theater 2014 (The L Magazine), inducted into Indie Theater Now's People of the Year/Indie Theater Hall of Fame, and received residencies from 59E59 Co Op Resident Company, Theatre Row on 42nd Street, The Flea Theater’s Anchor Program, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Residency Fellowship, Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project, IRT 3B Residency, and the Access Theater Residency Program.


NLTP is a 501(c)3 organization.


NLTP believes in the power of collaboration and are committed to a diverse theatrical landscape, so our company of artists includes theater makers of different genders, colors, ages, and sexual orientations.


NLTP's work is made possible by the generosity of our family, friends, and supporters. Check out the growing list of our annual donors. If you would like to make your own tax-deductible contribution, visit our DONATE page.


New Light New Voices (NLNV) is a program and development platform designed to support unique theater voices from emerging playwrights. From readings to workshops to full productions, the program seeks dynamic playwrights in the theater community in order to give them an opportunity to work with NLTP's Collective and extended network of collaborators.


NLTP has been honored with multiple awards and residencies over the years. 


NLTP was established in 2013 by founding members Sarah Norris, Michael Aguirre, Amanda Berry, and Chris Ryan over a mutual love of reading plays and eating pancakes. Our initial first production was an evening of 5 short plays at the New Theater on 45th Street (now the Davenport Theatre). As we continue to grow, we've had the honor of showing our work not only in NYC, but in London, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

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