Theater for the New City Looking To Bring Improvements To Its Summer Festival In 2024

Theater for the New City (TNC) will not be accepting applications and will have no performances for Dream Up Festival in summer 2023. The theater will be taking the calendar year of 2023 to raise more money for the Dream Up Festival and is in the process of doing so. The goal next year is to add greater technical and production value to each show and to update TNC’s equipment for multi-disciplinary use . In addition, TNC is planning to bring the festival to a greater number of New Yorkers. It will expand its digitally based publicity and increase its festival staff. The monetary efforts will provide opportunities to refresh the summer showcase and tangible resources to serve participants and audiences. 

August 2024 will mark the 15th year of Theater for the New City’s summer festival known as Dream Up Festival. The festival started in 2010 took a 2 year hiatus in 2020 and 2021, performances in 2022 and now 2023 the reboot season. The theater would like to invite anyone interested in working at the Theater for New City to join the cause. Join the mailing list for updates about seasonal programming and news about Dream Up Festival 2024.

Theater for the New City was founded in 1970 with a focus on innovative theater arts, playwrights not preoccupied with commercial pressures and to merge theater and the community. 

A quote from Crystal Field, Theater for the New City’s Co-Founder and Artistic Director “Theater for the New City has always been committed to providing pathways to talented performing artists and experiences to those that visit us at 155 First Avenue” “We felt the timing was right to relaunch the summer festival in 2024 bigger and better than ever”.
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