The TankNew York, NY
The Tank is a Manhattan-based non-profit arts presenter. We serve emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in the 62-seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other resources such as free rehearsal space and promotional support. We present performances across a range of disciplines: theater, music, dance, comedy, film, storytelling, and public affairs. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all and positioning the arts within civic and socio-political discourse.
Founded in 2003 by nine emerging artists, The Tank has since provided an artistic home for tens of thousands of New York City-based performers. Artists who have presented work at The Tank early on in their careers include Alex Timbers (Tony-nominated theater director), Reggie Watts (theater performer/comedian/ musician currently on the IFC TV show Comedy Bang! Bang!), Amy Herzog (Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright), Lucy Alibar (whose one-act play Juicy and Delicious premiered at The Tank and was adapted to be the Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild), Andrew Bujalski (film director, Computer Chess), and We Are Scientists (rock band). The Tank was home to the Blip Festival, an annual event celebrating chiptune music, that went on to incarnations in Denmark, Toyko, and Australia. The Tank also presented the premiere of Obie-winning A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant by Kyle Jarrow, which went on to a national tour. The Tank has been honored with an official City Council proclamation, chosen for the WNYC *STAR* initiative, and featured on CNN, BBC, ABC World News Now, the New York Times, and more.
Triplepoint Trio and Chartreuse in concert
A new work for string quartet, vibraphone and percussion performed at The Tank January 2016
Chartreuse Live at The Tank
String trio Chartreuse performs a new piece for strings at The Tank in January 2016