No upcoming events at the moment


As a collective founded by and for BIPOC artists, we are devoted to joining the Black Lives Matter movement in the fight against systemic racism.
Our team is currently exploring and educating ourselves on how to organize and mobilize our community and resources in a meaningful way.

Want to get involved? There are many organizations that have been mobilizing against systemic racism for years. Reach out and follow their lead. Here are a couple you can start with:
The Okra Project - A collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.

Black Lives Matter NY - Read The Black Act - Legislation and demands on Policing, Education, Environment, Government, Housing, and Incarceration. This agenda was compiled with legislation presented by various activist throughout the Country.

The Audre Lorde Project - A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.


Fail Better is up and running again. We are taking it slow and offering one hybrid event a month to start. Our first event is our community check-in on Sunday, September 12th.

~The Fail Better NYC Team



Fail Better NYC is a developmental BIPOC and CUNY centric community of multi-disciplinary artists who safely experiment together with their unfinished, messes-in-progress. We welcome you to share your new or revisited work with us in our free workshops where failure is destigmatized and productive mistakes are embraced: Fail Better Reading Series, Storytime, Quiet Time, and 1st Draft Series. Each program encourages artists to fail and grow through cold readings, unpolished performances, and constructive feedback tailored to their respective needs.

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
-Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho


Reading Series
1st Draft Productions
Quiet Time