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Support PlayCo 24/7

We need to raise $100,000 by June 30. There are 3 ways you can help us get there. Please scroll down. Thank you!

Join PlayCo in celebrating another year around the sun in the city that never sleeps! Continuing our tradition of signature premiere productions, commissions, residencies, and innovative, accessible programs that hold our local communities at the center; our unwavering commitment to broadening the horizons of New York audiences; and being an artistic home for hundreds of theatremakers worldwide... these are the reasons we’re calling this fundraising campaign PlayCo 24/7. Bringing the World Closer.

Your support helps PlayCo welcome artists and audiences into “collective effervescence” by advancing our core values of hospitality and community building; providing opportunities to develop and share adventurous live theatre experiences, rest and reflect, connect and collaborate. Together, we're expanding the possibilities of what it means to be a local and global arts community.

Bangalore to Paris, Barcelona, San Francisco, New York, Singapore, and beyond – these are just some of the places that have impacted our menu of global programming this past year. When it comes to introducing our audiences to the world’s most vital theatrical voices, you can be sure there’s no timezone too great to cross!

GoFundMe Campaign

Support PlayCo's July reading of SURVIVAL


PlayCo is teaming up with South African theatre artists Keenan Tyler Oliphant and Jo Evans to produce a reading and inter-generational discussion of Survival, a politically searing and comically irreverent 1976 play by Workshop71 about the carceral nature of life in apartheid South Africa, and the collective spirit of survival shared amongst the oppressed.

Devised by the company in a highly physical, experimental style under conditions of radical uncertainty and repression, Survival launched amidst the 1976 student uprising in Soweto. This was followed by an explosive California tour which led the cast into exile in the U.S., and a revival in 1990 on the night of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. The discussion and reading will feature Fana Kekana and Seth Sibanda, two of the work's original creators, who have lived in the U.S. since 1977 when they were exiled from South Africa due to the political content of "Survival."

This event is an opportunity to share this incredible play with a new generation; explore the interconnections between South Africa and the U.S., the radical 70's and the troubled present; and honor the remarkable lives and artistic contributions of Seth Sibanda and Fana Kekana.
Alongside the reading, we are raising funds to:

1. Cover the costs of filming the reading so that future generations can have access to this groundbreaking work.

2. Cover the costs of community events that will bring together the South African community living in NYC with Harlemites and our PlayCo audiences in discussions over food and music.

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PlayCo's Spring Benefit - You can still Support

The Spring Benefit was a huge success! The room was full of PlayCo artists, community partners, and donors celebrating PlayCo's adventurous global programming-----with an incredible performance by Doll Parts! Stay tuned for more pictures!

You can still support the event by making a donation!

Make a donation in support of the Benefit

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You'll be supporting our adventurous global programming with affordable access for all, our free community programming, our liveable wage initiatives, and more.


First-time donors are SO important to us, and we'll welcome you into our community with special treats and social events. We're pleased to offer a complimentary PlayCo enamel pin upon your donation of $15 or more plus gain special access to PlayCo's community programs throughout the year including Month of Rest, Summer Script Soirée, community happy hours, and more!

Our projects showcased artists from the U.S., India, Palestine, Korea, Germany, France, and Catalonia, celebrating the breadth of perspectives and bold experimentation that PlayCo has embraced and supported for over twenty years. Their vision forged close and immediate bonds with audiences through laughter, silence, socio-political urgency, provocation and beauty.

Please join our mission to create theatre that reflects and responds to both our local New York City community and today’s interconnected world. PlayCo brings global stories to a global city. Individuals have always been the most important source of support for our non-profit organization. We need you even more right now, as government and institutional funders struggle to address the overwhelming amount of need in the world.