SUITE/Space 2023-2024

SUITE/Space 2022
From top left: Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson's "American Ghoul" (photo credit: Cameron Kelly McLeod); Sim Yan Ying's "Where Are You? (New York)" (photo credit: Craig Mungavin); Glenn Potter-Takata's "Yonsei f*ck f*ck" (photo credit: Shintaro Ueyama); Mary Prescott's "Tida" (photo credit: Adela Wagner)


Mabou Mines’ performance initiative SUITE/Space provides artistic advisement, rehearsal space, stipend and public performances in our state-of-the-art, 99-seat theater to New York City-based artists of color that share Mabou Mines’ commitment to breaking new ground in form and content.


SUITE/Space is open to artists of color from historically underrepresented communities who show a commitment to experimentation and a collaborative creative process. Multimedia, music, dance, theater, and cross-disciplinary projects are accepted. Proposed projects should be at an advanced stage of development or performance ready.


The 2023 SUITE/Space Program will run from August 2023 with performances in January 2024. Submissions are open May 2, 2023 – June 16, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. Four artists will be selected and notified by July 31, 2023.


  • A $4,000 stipend and a 50-50 box office split.
  • 40 hours of rehearsal space in Mabou Mines’ sunlit studio in the East Village.
  • Technical and administrative support.
  • Studio visits with the program’s Artistic Directors and guest advisors.
  • 12 hours of technical rehearsal in the theater.
  • Three SUITE/Space performances in a festival-like setting at Mabou Mines.


  • Attend all monthly group meetings as scheduled.
  • Further develop your proposed work over the course of four months, culminating in three performances at Mabou Mines.
  • Ensure you have the rights to use any and all performance material included in your project.
  • Provide Mabou Mines’ Production Manager with tech specs of the project.
  • Participate in joint marketing efforts with Mabou Mines, designed with Mabou Mines’ Communications Director.


Applications are now closed. Thank you for your submissions. Guidelines provided for reference only.