SUNSET PARK – Since 1991, Target Margin Theater has produced classics, new works, operas, and adaptations of literature and historical sources for the stage. The company challenges its members and audiences while exploring the possibilities of live performance.
Today, Target Margin Theater will unveil its first permanent home, located at 232 52nd Street in Sunset Park. The modern, industrial facility features two large rehearsal studios, office space, and a 3,250-square-foot performance space with soaring 18 feet high ceilings. The theater is named The DOXSEE after the company’s founding member Lenore Doxsee.
“Having a permanent home finally gives us the freedom to work on each project just as it demands,” said David Herskovits, Target Margin’s Founding Artistic Director. “The space is a natural result of the growth of our mission. Target Margin now involves more artists than ever, with fellowship, community, and production programs, growing steadily in recent years.”
The DOXSEE’s Grand Festive Opening consists of three days of parties and performances including a preview of a new work by Target Margin Theater and the work of over 40 theater and performance artists. Check out the company’s Facebook page for a full list of participating artists.
“The building gives us a real, local home for the first time ever,” Herskovits adds. “Alternative performance spaces where young talent can make work on the cheap are vanishing. The DOXSEE will help fill that void and keep New York City at the forefront of theatrical innovation.”
Along with nurturing hundreds of emerging theater-makers through a year-long fellowship program, Target Margin Theater will also launch a new Residency Program, offering space to artists and companies to develop new work.
Target Margin Theater’s 2017–2018 season will continue a multi-year exploration of The Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Silk Road, MENA (Middle Eastern / North African), and South Asian stories, with One Night, the first part of a larger stage adaptation directed by Herskovits, and 1001 LABS, four productions of various tales led by four different artists.