Broadway for All (BFA), a Manhattan-based organization for teens has announced a new production lab called The House. BFA received a 2022 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, recognizing its contributions to inclusivity in theater.
The lab will unite industry professionals, BFA alums and local artists to will work together and present new works by unproduced playwrights. The House will present its inaugural production “Love (Among Dreamers)” by Greg T. Nanni beginning Sept. 1 at El Barrio Artspace. BFA founder and president Osh Ashruf will direct the production.
The House will present two productions each year. It will also focus on bringing in audience members from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
“For over 10 years now, our core mission at BFA has been to provide rigorous opportunities in the spirit of pluralism and equity in theater,” Ashruf said in a statement. “The House provides the community we’ve built the chance to be working artists alongside seasoned professionals on equal footing as their peers.”
BFA was established in 2012 by Ashruf through Harvard University's Presidential Public Service Fellowship program.