FORGE is a boutique consulting agency grounded in the philosophy that how you work matters as much as why you create and what you want to make. We believe in the power of process, and in building the skills, systems, plans, and practices that will carry you not only through your next set of goals, but your life’s work as a creator.
We see ourselves as coaches as much as consultants. We are proud to bring our expertise to the table, as we encourage and enable our clients to build their own skills. Our goal is to teach you the tools to master your present challenges and meet those ahead with confidence.
Our own process grows from the fundamental strength of our teamwork. Working with FORGE gets you the experience and expertise of both Chie + Greg, from first meeting to final check-in. Whether we’re in complete agreement or advocating for alternatives, your project gets the benefit of having a second opinion present in the room. The best work happens when we’re working together with you.
Chie met Greg by coincidence when an impromptu gathering of mutual friends landed Greg in an apartment across the hall from Chie’s Hell’s Kitchen home. By the end of the evening, they would be collaborating on two new approaches to Antigone and several months later on an outdoor 1 Henry IV. While working separately for Theater of War and the New York Neo-Futurists, they found themselves once more called to the same room, this time as consulting artists on the Tempest. Working as a team again, Chie + Greg discovered that their complementary skills could elevate the projects and companies of New York’s vibrant creative community. And so a partnership was forged.
Since 2015, FORGE has been helping artists write, read, rehearse, and stage their work; and arts companies form, incorporate, go non-profit, build their boards, fund their programs, and plan for the future.
"FORGE's expertise makes me feel like my work as an artist will be protected and supported, even as our organization grows and changes. I highly recommend them to any artist or group looking for a better way to organize their efforts."
Brittany Parker / Co-Founder / The Barn Arts Collective