Theater for the New City presents:

Across the Aisle

By Alyssa Haddad
Directed by Paul Mancini
November 26 – November 26
Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7pm

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents

Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7pm

$5 Suggested Donation

Across the Aisle by Alyssa Haddad

This reading is directed by Paul Mancini

When a young, interracial couple hosts their traditional families for Thanksgiving, they attempt to prove to themselves and their parents that they have their lives together, begging the question how do you create a future with someone from an entirely different past and can you ever really know the person you’re in love with?


Shabbi Sharifi
Zixin Liu
Xiaoqing Zhang
Geoffrey Lee
Sam Khazai
Ariana Santana
Hailun Zhou
Ali Andre Ali
Lizzy Ana Lincoln

Writer: Alyssa Haddad is a Brooklyn-based, award-winning and award-losing playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have been presented at the Capital Repertory Theatre, Sundog Theatre, Paper Kraine, and The Midtown International Theatre Festival where she was the recipient of

the Playwright’s Award. She holds a BA in History and Writing from The College of Saint Rose and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. More at

Director: Paul Mancini– Paul is delighted to be back in action with Alyssa Haddad and working at TNC for the first time! Paul did his undergraduate work at Hofstra University and received an MFA in playwriting from NYU. Directing credits include Peace & Quiet, Savage in Limbo, The Information War and Dementia Americana (2016 Fringe Festival Encores Selection). 

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