Forklift 2Loading Dock Theatre is proud to present Forklift, our reading and developmental program presenting works in progress by exciting writers and directors, in our space in Brooklyn.

We are currently accepting applications for Season 3 of Forklift – find out more below.

Curated by Artistic Associate Charles Quittner, previous Forklifts have included the talents of Daaimah Mubashshir, Troy Deutsch, Asia Gagnon, Sam Schanwald, Ryan Szelong, Thicket and Thistle, Noah Mease, Scott Reynolds, Charlie O’Leary and our very own Leegrid Stephens!

Find our more about past Seasons of Forklift here.



Thank you for your interest in being a part of Forklift this year!

We are interested in projects/emerging artists who are at the beginning of their journey, who have a script and vision to share. We love writers and theatre makers, because we love making theatre too!

We are looking for artists/projects who are keen for a short, condensed period of development time, and would really benefit from the opportunity to put their show/project on its feet in front of an intimate invited audience, as part of our Forklift series!

Previous Forklift artists include Sam Schanwald and Caitlin O’Connor (Twin Size Beds, opens at Under the Radar, Jan 2019), Thistle and Thicket’s What’s Your Wish (NYMF 2018) and the Exposed Bone Collective (The Pit, 2018).

Please find more details below on what Loading Dock can offer you as a part of our Forklift series:

  • 1 presentation of your project in the Loading Dock space, for a small invited audience, plus a work-in-progress sharing at the Forklift kickoff event, Forklift Sampler.
  • 6 hours of rehearsal in the Loading Dock space.
  • Basic tech and tech support, plus 2 hours of tech rehearsal in the Loading Dock space.

We hope you will join us for our 2019 Season!