SigSpace brings artistic programming to the Center’s public spaces and sustains our lobby as a free public workspace and social hub for New York City artists. In the Spring of 2020, after the pandemic hit, we pivoted to launch SigSpace virtually and re-imagine engagement with our community during this moment in history.

Spring and Summer 2021

Until it is safe and you are comfortable returning to the Center, we will continue to connect virtually and we have a slew of new and exciting SigSpace events to tease, curated by our resident playwrights: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, The Mad Ones, Dominique Morisseau and Lynn Nottage.  Stay tuned!

Explore the SigSpace Archive


SigSpace Summits: on Zoom and Facebook live


Twilight 2020: Anna Deavere Smith in conversation with Dorinne Kondo and Susan K. Lee


Twilight 2020: Anna Deavere Smith in conversation with Héctor Tobar


Twilight 2020: Anna Deavere Smith Interviews Twilight Bey


David Henry Hwang and Prof. Diane C. Fujino discuss Black-Asian alliances and activism


Lauren Yee talks to Mekong Executive Director Chhaya Chhoum


Anna Deavere Smith with Mount Sinai Morningside President Arthur Gianelli

Lynn Nottage and NYTimes best-selling meditation expert Sharon Salzberg

SigSpace Workshops on Zoom and Facebook live

Inside the Rehearsal Zoom with Montana Levi Blanco, Lileana Blain-Cruz, and Nia Witherspoon


Inside the Rehearsal Zoom with Alan C. Edwards and Steve H. Broadnax III


Inside the Rehearsal Zoom with Jessica Frances Dukes and Heather Alicia Simms


Sarah Ruhl: Where Poetry Meets Playwriting


Arts Lunches: on Instagram Live

Arts Lunch with the Paradise Blue Cast: Holiday Edition


Nikiya Mathis hosts Arts Lunch and challenges her friends to a game of "Black Card Revoked"

Margo Seibert brings back Octet in Arts Lunch


Michael Urie and Michael Benjamin Washington Bring Big Nostalgia Energy

Crystal Dickinson, Brandon Dirden and Jason Dirden make Arts Lunch a Family Affair


Francis Jue speaks with Signature Resident Playwrights David Henry Hwang and Lauren Yee


From Octet: Kuhoo Verma hosts Dave Malloy, Kim Blanck, and Alex Gibson


Saheem Ali and Lupita Nyong'o


Bill Irwin Clowning & Hat Tricks Challenge: pt. 3 THE CONDUCTOR


Bill Irwin Clowning & Hat Tricks Challenge: pt. 2 HAT TRICKS


Bill Irwin Clowning & Hat Tricks Challenge: pt. 1 BASEBALL


Haiku Challenge: Sarah Ruhl Workshop

The Hot Wing King Cooking Challenge



SigSpace Presents: 3Views on Theater Virtual Launch, featuring Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King


Announcing SigSpace


In partnership with various artists and community organizations, SigSpace is a home for live performance and events like concerts featuring new music, works-in-progress, storytelling, panels, social justice conversations, self-care activities and other opportunities to gather. SigSpace also continues to sustain Signature’s lobby as a free public workspace and social hub for the NYC community. SigSpace launches with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“Since our lives are currently upended by isolation, we are eager to get a head start on SigSpace by re-imagining how to connect with our artists and audiences online. Until we can interact again in our beloved physical space, come interact with us in our virtual space – as we navigate this difficult moment in history together as a community. Once we can gather again in person, we’ll be thrilled for SigSpace to activate our lobby in unique ways for the Signature family, while also giving new artists and communities a home with us.”

– Paige Evans, Artistic Director

“In these times of social-distancing and isolation, SigSpace will help facilitate the Signature community both online and at The Pershing Square Signature Center. We’re thankful for to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their continued support and commitment to bringing audiences together physically and virtually.”

– Harold Wolpert, Executive Director

Upcoming Events

Check the Calendar for SigSpace events and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to catch conversations with artists, creative challenges, self-care activities, and more!

Donate Now

We are proud to be a home for playwrights, artists and audience members. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of any amount during this unprecedented time as we continue to support our writers, artists and staff. We look forward to welcoming you back through our doors soon.

SigSpace is generously supported by:

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