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 Associate Artistic Director Chad Goodridge collaborating with composer Nikko Benson for SURGE 2016.

Associate Artistic Director Chad Goodridge collaborating with composer Nikko Benson for SURGE 2016.


Generator is a series for projects in the later stages of development ready to be staged in a workshop setting and to be experienced by an audience.

Our 2017 Generator projects are...

Broders by Alejandro Rodriguez, creating in collaboration with Frankie J. Alvarez

Tethering (working title) by Chad Goodridge with music by Nikko Benson

Constellations by Marisa Michelson's Constellation Chor

The Red Tent Project by Polly Lee and Carolyn Bost

(Untitled Clown Project) by Richard Saudek



SURGE is a series dedicated to developing new bursts of inspiration from a variety of theatrical artists. We welcome artists from all disciplines and offers developmental support to work at any stage of the process.

Since 2016 SURGE has developed works by the following artists: Cori Thomas, Marisa Michelson, Alejandro Rodriguez, Lauren Whitehead, Vichet Chum, Jeff Talbott, Polly Lee, Nikko Benson, Emily Walton, Chad Goodridge, Zakiyyah Alexander Matt Dellapina and Richard Saudek.   





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is Committed to tangling the creative powers of a variety of artistic voices to create & develop vibrant theatrical entertainments that send audiences into the world recharged and with renewed insight into the collective human experience.

Wes grantom - Artistic Director

Wes is a director and producer who has been working in New York and around the country for over a decade. Recent directing highlights include: Eager to Lose by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Ars Nova), The Cloud by Matt Moses, The Steadfast by Mat Smart, Mine by Bekah Brunstetter (Slant Theatre Project), not J.A.W.S. (Fight or Flight) and Clybourne Park (Premiere Stages). Wes has a number of Broadway credits as associate and resident director, working alongside James Lapine, John Rando and Emma Rice. Throughout his career, Wes has worked with Ars Nova, Waterwell, Williamstown, the Atlantic, Lincoln Center, the Alley, Roundabout, La Jolla Playhouse, the Alliance, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Asolo Rep, TheatreworksUSA, the Flea, Premiere Stages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Stella Adler, TACT, the Strasberg Institute, Cherry Lane, Millbrook Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, and TheatreSquared. He is a recipient of the Drama League Fellowship, Member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab and graduate of the University of Evansville.

Chad Goodridge - Associate Artistic director

Chad is an Obie-winning actor and a devout advocate of new work. He brings to the table years of experience collaborating on new work with a variety of developmental organizations around the country, as well as a strong network of artistic relationships built along the way. Chad is an immensely proud recipient of The Charles Bowden Award in recognition for his "exceptional collaboration with the New Dramatists community of playwrights toward the creation of new works for the theatre." Originating his roles in Passing Strange from workshops, to Berkeley Rep, to The Public, and on Broadway, he received an Obie and a Bay Area Critics Choice Award along with his castmates for Best Ensemble.  The Broadway production, as filmed by Spike Lee, made the festival rounds at Sundance, TriBeCa, and SXSW. Chad has also performed and developed work at The Cherry Lane, P.S. 122, Naked Angels, The Rattlestick Theater, Joe's Pub, Birdland, Bard SummerScape, Williamstown, Chautauqua, The Geva, the McCarter, The O'Neill Playwrights Conference, and Kenyon Playwrights Conference.  His select Film & TV roles include Generation Um…, Dreaming American, "Romney Rock!," "Law & Order: SVU," "OLTL."  He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Christina Pezzello - management consultant

ROss dewitt - artistic apprentice

Rochelle Torres - artwork & Design Consultant






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It's a dark and whimsical show inspired equally by silent-era masters and vaudevillian peculiarity. It’s a highly physical one-clown show about a lonely guy in a modern world performed at a breakneck pace by an idiot named Richard Saudek. 

This show has enjoy two sold-out performances at Ars Nova and is now being presented at HERE Arts Center in September.

We're thrilled to share it with everyone! But first watch this!

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