Friday, 23 February 2018

All About Us

The WET Consortium is a group of 5 theatre companies all presenting work at the West End Theatre...and they are:


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. The artists are united by their commitment to movement and their understanding that vigorous experimentation can take many forms.



Hungar & 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.



Theatre 167

Born in a community where 167 different languages are spoken, Theatre 167 creates, cultivates, and supports new work by artists of wide-ranging backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs. Our process is deeply collaborative, and we are particularly interested in investigating intersections, boundaries and borders—both cultural and artistic—and exploring how the telling of our individual and collective stories inspires us to appreciate a multiplicity of voices. We bring our community together to share innovative, generous and entertaining theatrical events—events that deepen and enhance our understanding of one another and of the role of theater in our civic dialogue.



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).



Theatre Now New York

Theatre Now New York’s mission is to facilitate the creation and development of new theatrical works, the re-imagining of previously produced known titles and the reinterpretation of classic works through readings, workshops, work-in-progress presentations and full productions, and to promote the understanding and appreciation of live theatre and its process by the general public. TNNY provides various opportunities for emerging, mid-career, and established theatre professionals in their ongoing creative process.