Hard Sparks

New York, NY
Hard Sparks inspires artists and audiences to reinvent themselves and their communities in positive, proactive ways by mounting daring performances of dangerous plays. Hard Sparks is dedicated to creating innovative, transformative, art for the Off-off Broadway stage. We champion the work of early- to mid-career playwrights and actors for a diverse audience of urban theatre-goers who enjoy raw, dynamic, highly physical performances of new American plays. Hard Sparks produces high-quality, relatively low-budget shows by seeking out new solutions to costly problems. It is the goal of Hard Sparks to provide a discriminating audience with a meaningful experience at a reasonable prie, and to do so without sacrificing the integrity of those who create it. Hard Sparks artists are fairly compensated for their work. Always. Hard Sparks sees rehearsal as development. As living art, plays are meant to grow and change in the hands of actors working together toward full-scale production. Hard Sparks commits to playwrights and their plays by actually producing new works rather than allowing them to languish in developmental limbo. Hard Sparks sets positive change in actual motion. As a not-for-profit arts producer, Hard Sparks recognizes the importance of supporting fellow community-based organizations working to improve the lives of those in need. By raising awareness of, and in some cases funding for worthy charitable programs, Hard Sparks at once grows its own audience and contributes to the overall vibrancy of the American cultural landscape.

Shows created:
Eightythree Down (2012)