Dream Up Festival

Producing Organization: Theater for the New City
Executive Director/Producer: Crystal Field


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The website will go under construction in Jan. 2015.

Theater for the New City (TNC) as a venue for new artists and playwrights, it presents performances that would probably otherwise not be seen by the general public. Dream Up will allow us to present more new, unproduced plays for the America stage from not only New York City area talent but talent from across the country and abroad. We feel this is especially needed now in a time of donation reductions, grants not being awarded due to market conditions, and arts funding cuts on almost every level. TNC is unique in its commitment to both high artistic standards and community service. In an effort to make theater accessible to all, TNC sponsors several free, multi-ethnic events a year, including the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which celebrates the artistic and cultural diversity of TNC"s Lower East Side community, and the Annual Summer Street Theater, which travels to thirteen neighborhoods in all five boroughs. TNC has consistently been the most inexpensive theater of its caliber, with the Dream Up Festival ticket prices will be $12-$20 for the participating productions. As the cultural hub of its Lower East Side community, TNC develops new artists and inspires future audiences.

Festival Description
Theater for the New City will present a 3 week long anthology of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance in the summer of 2015 from performing artists representing theater and performance companies in our theater complex in downtown New York. The motto of the festival is "Dream Up: Invent, Concoct."

Theater Background
Theater for the New City (TNC) Selected Awards: TNC has won over 42 VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS for excellence in for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC has won 5 ASCAP AWARDS. Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD, premiered & commissioned by TNC.


Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570

E-mail: info@theaterforthenewcity.net

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