Theater For The New City

TNC/ Theater For The New City, is in its 40th year in 2013. It’s a milestone venue having produced hundreds of new plays and theatrical productions since its start in 1971. Under Crystal Field, the Executive Artistic Director, it is the city’s most active community-based producing organization. Programs for 2013
include a Resident Theater Program, a roster of 20-30 new American plays
inclusive of its new New City, New Blood reading series, along with an Emerging Theater Program, where a
minimum of 10 new plays by unseasoned writers will be produced and an Annual Summer Street Theater Tour which will be presented in 13 NYC locations. Its Presenting Theater Program, a showcase for performing arts groups, and its Arts In Education program, are designed to foster an awareness of theater arts to underprivileged school children together with an After School Theater Workshop. TNC will also produce a Community Festival Program which will include two free annual events; and again the Village Halloween Costume Ball, which in 2012 showcased over 450 artists and performers in four separate theaters at the TNC’s home base, as well as a Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, a free 3-day street festival which attracted more than 3,000 in 2012. A newer production,
the Dream Up Festival, started in 2010, is dedicated to newer works by local artists during the summer months of July and August.

Theater For The New City is located at 155 First Avenue in NYC. It consists of four theaters using 30,000 sq’ of space on multiple levels. In its first 40 years it has won 43 Obie Awards and one Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Started in 1971 some of the theaters leading exponents have played there which have included Harvey Fierstein, Tim Robbins, Hal Prince, Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Kitty Carslisle Hart, Elaine Stritch, Patricia Neal, Tammy Grimes, Eli Wallach and Ann Jackson, Bill Irwin, Marian Seldes, and Edward Albee, to name a few. On January 26, TNC will climax its historic leap into theater arts on the Lower East Side by a special evening celebrating its financial recovery with a “burn the mortgage” party. Be there.

Tickets are priced at $20.The theater is open 7 days. The phone is: 212-254.1109. For more info try:
For variety and character, for originality and discovery in theater arts, TNC is truly unique.

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