Shockingly relevant and culturally enlightening, the social, political, and economic climate of pre-revolutionary Russia is explored through the words of Russia’s most famous playwright.
His gift during adversities... MUSICAL! His endurance through atrocities... MASTERFUL! SEE "Nat"... Inspired By The Life And Times Of Nat King Cole.
If everybody would fight their own private wars, then things would be all right.
NEW YORK, August 29 -- Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt were leading intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the 1920’s, they had a passionate affair. In the 1930’s, Heidegger became an ardent Nazi while Arendt became an ardent Zionist. Nevertheless, after the war, they still continued to correspond and to meet. Douglas Lackey dramatizes their relationship in "Arendt-Heidegger: A Love Story," a five-character play to be presented by Theater for the New City from September 27 to October 14. Its dialogue and action go beyond known facts, but everything in the play is consistent with them. Alexander Harrington directs.
A varied schedule "Scratch Night” performance program, which offers the opportunity for artists to present work in progress to an audience for one night. Scratch Night started in the United Kingdom in 2000 to show work in progress in an evolution of performances. Theater for the New City was the first theater in America to do Scratch Night and the idea is now taking root most notably in other U.S. cities including Philadelphia and Seattle. At TNC, we will put our own spin on the idea to best serve our own theatre community and New York area audiences.
NEW YORK, September 10 -- When there is a sick child in a family, says playwright Anne Marilyn Lucas, an entire family revolves around the child's illness. In 2016 more American lives were taken by drug overdoses that were lost in the Vietnam War, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and deaths increased by 10.7%, to 72,000, the following year. Many of these victims were young and adult children.
Poland in the 1860s. As changes of all kinds whirl about, a pious small-town Jewish businessman, Calman Jacoby makes a grab for the opportunities and gets sucked into the whirlwind of consequences with his entire family in this tuneful, heartfelt musical.
A celebration of diversity in butoh featuring 16 artists from Japan, Brazil, Chile, UK, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States. Curated by Butoh artist Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as four nights of groundbreaking performances by fierce female butoh dancers from October 18-21, 2018 at the Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater, 155 1st Avenue, NYC, 10003.
Based on factual accounts and events, LURED focuses on one particular Russian hate group’s attack on a young gay man and the repercussions that follow, when his loved ones decide to take action. The play depicts how these vigilantes lure and entrap LGBTQ people, humiliating and torturing them on camera. LURED wonders if hate is inherent or taught and whether revenge is ever the answer. In this current world climate, the play could not be timelier. LURED is for mature audiences only.