Now Playing

Grace is Good
By: Claude Solnik
Directed By: Scott David Reeves
May 31 – June 24
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM

"A new play for the Me Too Conversation"

Fear of Oatmeal
By: Muriel Miguel
Directed By: Muriel Miguel
June 8 – June 24
Wed June 13. and Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM

Set in an old family house in Brooklyn, Fear of Oatmeal, is the story of Nelly, an old Native woman and her house. She is surrounded by the detritus of the generations who came before her and her memories.

Coming Soon

A Walk on the Beach
By: Claude Solnik
Directed By: Donna Mejia
July 5 – July 15
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM

A Kennedy story you haven't heard

August 4 – September 16
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM 8/17 @ 6:30PM

An Operetta for the Street
Book, Lyrics & Direction by CRYSTAL FIELD
Music Composed and Arranged by JOSEPH VERNON BANKS

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 42nd annual tour August 4 with "Shame or the Doomsday Machine," a rip-roaring musical. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 16.

Theater for the The New City’s Dream Up Festival
August 26 – September 16

Stay tuned for festival show announcements!


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.