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Theater for the The New City’s Dream Up Festival
May 1 – September 16

Now Accepting Submissions!

Coming Soon

Grace is Good
By: Claude Solnik
Directed By: Scott David Reeves
May 31 – June 17
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM

"A new play for the Me Too Conversation"

TNC’s New City, New Blood Reading Series: MENDELSSOHN
By: Jacqueline Bassan
Directed By: Will Steinberger
June 18 – June 18
Monday 7:00 PM

Musical Director – Felix Jarrar
For 35 years, Pulitzer Prize winning THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY has
nurtured hundreds of playwrights through its EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS
PROGRAM. In June, 2006, we launched NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD, a play
reading series designed to serve our audiences and writers even
better. Curated by Michael Scott-Price, TNC Literary Manager, NEW
CITY, NEW BLOOD will provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier
stages of Development. Audiences will get the opportunity to provide
feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight from audience
response. Be sure to check for
details about upcoming readings. Please join us!

Cyberbabies: A Musical Dot.Comedy
By: Craig Silver
Directed By: Lissa Moira
May 31 – June 17
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM

Cyberbabies is a musical and comedy which runs May 31 til June 17 at Theater for the New City in Manhattan - turn of the Millennium - Internet - Great Gatsby on steroids. It’s New York’s answer to La La Land.


New Website Launch!

After  20 years, Theater for the New City has remade it’s website. The original site was made by David Aronson in 1998 and lasted more than anyone ever thought it could. Now David has redesigned and programmed the site using WordPress. Tell us what you think in the comments.


THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread  community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and COBU, the Japanese women’s drumming and dance group. TNCalso produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor’s Stop The Violence award.