Consortium Company Members
The WET is home to a consortium of resident organizations devoted to long-term use and care for this special performance space. Learn more about our company below!
Consortium members receive priority booking for the space, access to shared resources, and work together to recommend capital improvements for the venue. If you are looking for a home theater and think the WET might be a good fit for you, contact WET Venue Manager, Michelle Navis , for more details and an application.
The Bang Group
THE BANG GROUP was founded in 1995 by Jeffrey Kazin and David Parker. It is dedicated to Parker's love of rhythmic form and is known for its commitment to craftsmanship, creative liberty and aesthetic diversity. TBG programming at the West End Theater, Soaking WET, is a series of choreographic evenings curated and produced by Parker & Kazin. Launched in January 2003, Soaking WET is committed to bringing together artists of varied backgrounds and levels of experience in order to break down aesthetic barriers and achieve mutual inspiration.
Hunger & Thirst
Hunger & Thirst was founded in 2012 by a group of artists with a simple, shared "hunger and thirst" for creating theatre. We are dedicated to discovering exciting, new ways to perform the classics and producing contemporary works inspired by classic stories. We gravitate towards works that express universal, timeless themes that reveal a deep, inner truth about human nature. Our hope is by showing classic stories in an unique or updated way, our audiences will experience these timeless themes more profoundly, thereby making the overall theatrical experience as emotionally resonant today as it was when the original piece was first performed.
Prospect Theater Company
Prospect Theater Company (founded in 1998) is dedicated to fostering and showcasing today's new voices shaping tomorrow's musicals. Since 2000, the company has fully produced more than 30 premiere musicals in New York City, in addition to new plays and numerous re-inventions of classic works. Reflecting its investment in the future of the field, Prospect leads a variety of developmental initiatives, including an annual Musical Theater Lab for emerging writers, and the IGNITE Series of concerts at the Times Center.
In recognition of its enterprising and risk-taking new musical theater, the company received a 2016 OBIE Award grant and numerous Drama Desk nominations, including the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble, for their production of Working. Notable productions at the West End Theatre include: Jasper in Deadland (2014), Myths and Hymns (2012), The Hidden Sky (2010), The Blue Flower (2008), and Iron Curtain (2006).
Story-telling is the heart of theatre. And the stories we like to tell involve myth, magic and the mundane: Mythical creatures bringing new perspective to our mundane lives, or typical people doing epic things. Gods, faeries, artists, plumbers, teachers, heroes, villains, accountants, florists - when these elements combine, we see our reality in a new way.