Now Playing

The Politics of Gender
By: Mario Fratti
Directed By: Joan Kane and Janet Bentley
April 23 – May 13
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM

"Two short plays that explore male/female relationships, rivalries and retribution."

Flores Colorados / Red Flowers
By: Shan Finnerty, Hortencia Colorado and Elvira Colorado
Directed By: Shan Finnerty
April 12 – April 29
Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 PM Sunday at 3:00 PM

"A rare, intimate and riveting theatrical experience!"

The story of two Indigenous-Mexican-American sisters, unraveling the profound layers of complexity and history in their familial tribal legacies.
As told through the memoirs of veteran actresses, Hortencia Colorado and Elvira Colorado

The Confession of Lily Dare
By: Charles Busch*
Directed By: Carl Andress
April 4 – April 29
Tuesdays 7:00 PM Wednesdays- Saturdays 8:00 PM Saturday April 7th 3:00 PM Sundays 3:00 PM

The strangest, most perilous adventure of all:
the journey into the depths of a woman’s soul!
Played against the gaudy tapestry of turn of the century California’s notorious Barbary Coast, The Confession of Lily Dare tells the story of one woman’s tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madame of a string of brothels.

Coming Soon

A Punk or A Gentleman
By: Andrea J. Fulton
Directed By: Kymbali Craig
May 3 – May 20
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM

Winner of the 2017 Thomas Barbour Award, this dark comedy explores the taboo topic of domestic violence against men while allowing us to laugh at the antics of Darren.

By: Jean Racine 
May 3 – May 20
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM

The Xoregos Performing Company continues its 2018 season with Jean Racine's stunning Britannicus (1669) translated by Howard Rubenstein.

Fat Asses: The Musical
By: Damon Maida and Peter Zachari (Music and Lyrics); Peter Zachari (Book)
Directed By: Peter Zachari
May 3 – May 20
Thurs. - Sat. 8:00 PM Sun. 3:00 PM

"When fed up overweight women grab guns to storm the offices of Gaunt fashion magazine they become the darlings of social media... and that's when all their hidden secrets come out."


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.