THELONIOUS! is a syncopated comedy about the American Dream told through the nightmare of a failing marriage. Written by Peter Welch and directed by Jonathan Weber, this premiere production is being presented by the legendary Theater for the New City in New York!
The AFTER-SCHOOL THEATER ARTS PROGRAM is a primary element of Theater for the New City (TNC)’s community programming and its mission to “bring theater into the community and the community into the theater”. The program is offered biannually free of charge and is designed to meet the diverse needs of children and teens with little or no exposure to the arts by providing them with a safe haven to learn and create in a non-traditional setting.
Everybody has one vacation they never forget.
A couple and their son arrive at a beautiful, tropical hotel for the last vacation before he heads off for college. The trip turns into something more than a break from the routine when the woman meets someone on the beach who turns out to be very different from what he appears.
Plumber Tyrus Gambry and woodworker Joan Stanchen take the art world by storm in Catapult! a playfully subversive screwball comedy by Matthew James Fitzgerald
A wealthy trend-setter mistakes a plumbing assemblage for high art, unleashing a cascade of events and upending lives in this fast-paced romp that contrasts the worlds of ordinary workers and the extraordinarily wealthy while exploring questions of ethics and aesthetics.
Donald E. Lacy Jr.'s one-man show, "ColorStruck," begins as a comedic autobiography of an outsider: a sensitive, light-skinned African American man growing up in Oakland during the height of the Black Pride movement. It morphs into an interactive experience for all races that dissects color-consciousness and the assumptions that underlie institutional racism.
Kevin, a surviving activist from the front lines of the AIDS crisis, finds himself struggling to find his place and purpose in contemporary gay culture. When a gay fundraising event threatens to erase the history he was part of creating, Kevin's anger and passion are renewed and he is confronted with the challenge of how to motivate change in this new climate of visibility. Along the way, Kevin’s raw and slightly unhinged methods provoke everyone who can help him, damage long friendships and eventually expose some dark secrets.
Hilarious, sharp, and deeply moving, Still at Risk is a powerful look at the personal and political hazards of rewriting the past and one man's attempt to move forward. Full Casting for Still at Risk will be announced in the coming weeks.
Four sideshow performers in a 1933 time warp find themselves on a strange landscape, not knowing how they got there. A surreal romp with songs.
NEW YORK, January 29 -- From March 21 to April 7, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in an update of its perennially popular "Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye," translated and directed by Vit Horejs. This classic of the Czech marionette repertoire is traditionally used to make fun of a king or a local mayor. The company's adaptation was initially developed in 1990 and its topical references will be updated for current times.
The motto of the festival is "Dream Up: Invent, Concoct." The festival is dedicated to new works. The question of the artist's vision to free or attack the material will be asked in each application. The festival does not want traditional theater which is presented in a traditional way. Theater for the New City wants to use this festival as a way to push ideas to the forefront with the hope of revealing roads less traveled or undiscovered. Presentation of a straightforward play must be imaginative in some way.
Festival performance dates:
August 25 – September 15, 2019.
All performances will take place at Theater for the New City.