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Love N’ Courage 2020
Directed By: Crystal Field
February 24
Monday, Cocktails 6PM / Seated Dinner 6:45PM / Performances 8PM

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Potters Wheel
By: Gina Russell Tracy
Directed By: Christopher Tracy
January 2 – January 26
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday 3PM

An Abstract World Premiere set in “An Asylum – An Artist’s Studio – The Mind”, ‘Potters Wheel’ explores the transition from one existential plane to the next and how we move on or go back as we confront the light.

My City My Way
January 4 – February 1
Gallery Open Viewing: January 4th - February 1st

Art Gallery exhibit by The Guild for Exceptional Children's Art Studio

Coming Soon

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ in Concert!
January 24 – February 2
Fri & Sat 8PM, Sat & Sun 3PM

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 45th annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from January 24 to February 2, 2020. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans.

By: Robert E. DiNardo
Directed By: Shela Xoregos
January 30 – February 16
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday 3PM

1615. Venice. A cosmopolitan city populated by people from many nations and predilections. Entwined in strange ways are the intriguing lives of a once notorious woman who now masquerades as a nun, a couturier who wears his own gowns, his brainy African lover, a mysterious Don Juan, a violin-playing novice and a 60-year-old virgin dressmaker. An unusual comedy with captivating twists, Brocade will amuse and surprise.

The Medea of Euripides
By: Olivia Pane and Natalia Plaza, a passion project
Directed By: and Adaptation by Eric Loscheider
February 6 – February 23
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

Euripides’ ancient tale of infanticide and sexual betrayal as viewed through the lens of a True Crime podcast, explored with physical storytelling and modern dance. Medea and her sons are forced into banishment when her partner and lover, Jason of the Argonauts, chooses to marry the princess of Corinth behind Medea's back. Medea becomes consumed by a fiery fury and executes an unspeakable act of vengeance to reclaim control of her life, and in her efforts to requite Jason's betrayal, she realizes that everything they have built together must be destroyed.

By: Translated by Robert Greer
Directed By: Robert Greer
February 6 – February 22
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM

"The Pelican" is like a fairy tale or parable with an evil mother, a son, a daughter and a son in law. They correspond roughly to the deceased teacher's family members who are discussed in "Isle of the Dead." As he witnesses "The Pelican," the teacher sees a fairy tale on the evils of mankind in the hope that it will improve him. It's like a deceased person in purgatory seeing a very naturalistic parable for his edification.

The White Blacks
By: Melanie Maria Goodreaux
Directed By: Melanie Maria Goodreaux
February 27 – March 15
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday 3PM

Melanie Maria Goodreaux’s latest play addresses the complicated racial distinctions that plague one New Orleans family with a line of lighter skinned African-Americans that “pass for white.” They “pretend” to be white to reap the benefits that come with ‘whiteness’ but at what cost? Love lives long in New Orleans, and here romance, family secrets, and generational curses get all mixed up in Alva’s gumbo! Buy tickets fast because Melanie Maria’s last play at Theater for the New City SOLD OUT.

By: Wendy Osserman Dance Company
March 11 – March 14
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm

Fire is a recurrent image embodied by the dancers in Combustion, a response to world events with the recognition that fire can also be a generator of life, an agent of transformation, purification, illumination and enlightenment.



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.TNC  also 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.