Undiscovered Countries is a Brooklyn-based incubator of new and developing interdisciplinary art. We present subversive and accessible work by artists lacking conventional support to foster a diverse, engaged community.
Undiscovered Countries is an ongoing festival of new and developing live art, performing every other month. Over the past four years, Undiscovered Countries has presented 40 consecutive monthly or bimonthly showings at various New York venues, including Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn Fireproof, Quinn’s NYC, and our current home at Bizarre Bushwick. Over one hundred emerging artists have worked with Undiscovered Countries to produce their in-development works, which have gone on to full productions at places such as Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, Theater for the New city, and the PIT.
Original founder Caroline Faustine arranged our first residency at Goodbye Blue Monday, a local bar in Bushwick where we held two years' worth of monthly shows starting in September 2012. The goal was to create a space for early-career theater artists to present work with no space fees or ticket prices for the audience. Since then, we’ve expanded into a producing and presenting organization aimed at developing new work. Our multidisciplinary artists work in standup, theater, music, film, performance art, poetry, movement, and everything in between. Starting in 2015, our shows evolved into bimonthly events held at Bizarre Bushwick in Brooklyn. Our new print division, also founded in 2015, publishes fiction and visual art by early-career writers and artists, both in small segments in our bimonthly program notes, and as part of larger projects.