THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY was founded in 1970 by Crystal Field to realize
clear purposes and goals:

-to embody the vision of a center for new and innovative theater arts that would be truly accessible to the community and its experimental theater artists.

-to discover relevant new writing and to nurture new playwrights.

-to be a bridge between playwright, experimental theater artist, and the ever growing audiences in the community.

-to create spaces where a new vision can breathe and be nourished by a working process not subject to commercial constraints and pressures.

-to create events and ways in which to bring theater into the community and bring the community into the theater.

- To involve disadvantaged youngsters in theater arts in order to focus their energies towards creativity and achievement

Now in its 45th year, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY is a unique Cultural Institution that has earned a nationwide reputation for its dedication to nurturing established and emerging playwrights who experiment with new forms and to presenting other experimental and developmental theaters with a very active program of Community Art Services and Festivals which continue to expand theater accessibility. 


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


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