Seeking Play Submissions for 2019-2020 Season


We are seeking new play submissions and proposals for original work for our 2019 - 2020 main stage season. For our third season, we are focusing on narratives that explore the extremities of human experience. This wide lens encompasses stories from many walks of life and is open for interpretation. 

All interested collaborators should submit a resume and PDF of their work to by March 1, 2019.

Shellscrape Receives Grant from A.R.T./NY

We are so thrilled to share that our next production, ONE / TWO / THREE, will be partially funded through A.R.T./New York’s Creative Space Grant in association with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Through this grant, we are able to fund rehearsal space for the full run at highly subsidized rates in the heart of New York City. Because of this, we are able to focus our fundraising efforts towards paying our artists and collaborators at a higher rate, and booking performance space with proper technical resources.

Thank you to A.R.T./New York for investing in the growth of Shellscrape.

Shellscrape Joins Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.

We are so thrilled to announce that Shellscrape Theatre Company is now an official fiscally sponsored project through Fractured Atlas. What exactly does this mean for us?

  • With fiscal sponsorship, we “borrow” a 510(c)(3) nonprofit status - this means that anyone can make tax deductible donations to Shellscrape Theatre Company

  • Shellscrape Theatre Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Shellscrape Theatre Company must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

  • We can accept donations, sell tickets, and book performance venues all in one place!

This is the perfect next step in our journey of developmental growth. Thanks for sticking with us, and be sure to check out our profile on the Fractured Atlas website!

Inspiration for "Machinal"

Our first mainstage production of the 2018-2019 season is a new adaptation of "Machinal" written and directed by Elaine Rava. Check out the Pinterest board our Artistic Director has been updating with inspiration for her next big project!

A young woman follows the path that society deems fit even though she feels resistance towards them. She marries her boss, a man she doesn't love, has a child with him and then an affair with a younger man. Revitalized by this experience, her moral conflict grows until she retaliates against her husband, killing him. She undergoes a trial and is ultimately sentenced to death by electrocution for the murder.

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"CAKE" Tickets On Sale Now !

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Can you BELIEVE we are flying to Australia in four days? Yeah, me neither! We are so excited to premiere Caitlin Lavery's original one woman show "CAKE" at the Melbourne Fringe Festival on September 20-22 at the Courthouse Hotel.

Do YOU happen to be from sunny Melbourne? Do YOU want to see the product of a theatrical collaboration across oceans? If you said YES to either or both of those questions... tickets are on sale now.

Not anywhere near Melbourne, but want you see "CAKE" next year in New York? Help make our NYC premiere possible!

That's all for now, folks.