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The New Group Off Stage


in Association with John Ridley’s Nō Studios
Co-Produced by MiLa Media

The New Group in association with John Ridley’s Nō Studios and MiLa Media are pleased to announce an upcoming slate of projects. The New Group Off Stage will feature theatrical expressions in different media. This new venture will develop and present original projects at the intersection of art and social engagement, and explore the possibilities of cross- pollination among forms. 

The Dinner

Produced in collaboration with WalkRunFly Productions and Shariffa Ali for The New Group Off Stage; Written & Directed by Warren Adams, with Music & Lyrics by Brandon Victor Dixon and Michael Olatuja; Rap lyrics by Ronve’ O’Daniel; Poetry by Daniel J. Watts. The company will feature Brandon Victor Dixon, with additional casting to be announced.


Six Black college friends pledged to each other to come together around a table every June 19 th to celebrate their bond. In 2019 they come together for their nineteenth dinner. A year later everything has changed.

Lypsinka Must Be Destroyed…Again

Written & Performed by John Epperson; Directed by Chloë Sevigny.

Lypsinka, Goddess of Showbiz, finds herself once again in a state of limbo. Will she be able to manage another interior crisis? Only her hairdresser knows for sure. Downtown legend Lypsinka returns in a whole new medium, with the debut of this new virtual work.

Singing Heads

Written & Composed by Richard Thomas; Directed by Ashley Monet.


In his signature outrageous, exuberant style, Richard Thomas follows The New Group bow of his Jerry Springer – The Opera with this series of one-person micro musicals based on real-life, almost unbelievable events, blending stand-up with show tunes. Singing Heads: the wired, the glamorous and the phenomenally ordinary.   

I Need Space


A multi-episode web series; Written & Directed by Donja R. Love.


After their engagement went viral, Malcolm and his fiancé quickly became social media’s go-to couple for relationship advice. But Malcolm ended the relationship, and he still doesn’t know why. Now alone and throwing himself into online hook-ups, he’s having to look at what drives him away from people, with millions of followers watching. Told entirely through a series of video encounters, I Need Space offers a frank and voyeuristic look into one man’s struggle with love and loneliness. 

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