The founder of Storm Partners in New York, LLC, Joyce Storm possesses more than 20 years of experience in real estate development and acquisition. Responsible for negotiating development deals that involve regional shopping malls, entertainment centers, and other retail businesses, Joyce Storm also serves on the board of directors for Building for the Arts.
The organization fosters creative cultural engagements by facilitating arts endeavors throughout neighborhoods and communities in New York and other US cities. In an effort to support new generations of theatrical artists, Building for the Arts is preparing a new initiative to make it easier for up-and-coming theater troupes to find rehearsal and performance space in New York City’s high-priced real estate market. The organization recently announced a two-year program called the Kitchen Sink Residency, which will welcome five theater troops to develop new performances at Theatre Row. The Off-Broadway venue at West 42nd Street in Manhattan is one of Building for the Arts’ signature projects, offering theater and rehearsal-studio rentals for performing art groups.
In addition to using the theaters and rehearsal spaces free of charge, the five troupes in residence will each receive marketing and production support and a $7,500 stipend. The selection process will be competitive, with Theatre Row already inviting more than 80 troupes to apply. When evaluating applications, the organization plans to give preference to New York City-based groups that have been producing performances for at least five years.