THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Celebrates the 24th Annual
LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
MAY 24, 25 and 26, 2019
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY
Featuring FREE Cultural Events throughout the Weekend
Performers and artists include:
Academy Award Winner F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, AUSTIN PENDLETON, DAVID AMRAM, YIP HARBURG FOUNDATION RAINBOW TROUPE, PENNY ARCADE, MALACHY MCCOURT, PHOEBE LEGERE, RENO, NEW YORK THEATER WORKSHOP, TABULA RASA, EVERETT QUINTON, BARBARA KAHN, BINA SHARIF, TRAV S.D, EDUARDO MACHADO, JUDY GORMAN, VINIE BORROWS, JOHN GRIMALDI, MISHA SCHULMAN, MIKE ZETLER, KT SULLIVAN and JAMES RADO
COBU, LA MAMA ETC, NATIONAL YIDDISH THEATER FOLKSBIENE, GLITTER KITTY, THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS. CHINESE THEATERWORKS, KINDING SINDAW, INFINITY DANCE THEATER, ART LILLARD’S HEAVENLY BIG BAND, NEGRO ENSEMBLE COMPANY, YOUTH PERFORMING FOR YOUTH, THE SQUATTERS OPERA, DAVID VERNON, DIXON PLACE, MICHAEL MUSTO, LISSA MOIRA, ASHLEY LIANG DANCE COMPANY, CONSTELLATION MOVING COMPANY AERIAL DANCE, ANTHONY HADEN GUEST, INMA HEREDIA, ROD RODGERS DANCE COMPANY, WISE GUISE and many more!!!
To celebrate the official kick-off of Summer, Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) will host the 24th Annual LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, a FREE Summer Arts Festival that will use all 4 theater spaces at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. at 10th St.). The festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 – 26, 2019 from 6 PM-Midnight and will feature theater, dance, music, art, video, film, aerial arts, & poetry with over 270 performances, OVER 70 GROUPS, over the course of the weekend. For the full list of performers and schedule please, visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net or call 212-254-1109.
“Our neighborhood, the Lower East Side/East Village, has always been an ever-changing, ever-evolving, melting pot of humanity, fertile soil for the art of every description. Through this year’s Lower East Side Festival Of The Arts, we give thanks for the broad shoulders we stand upon, brilliant artists who lived and/or created here,” says Crystal Field, Co-founder, and Executive Artistic Director. “From Irving Berlin, Yip Harburg, Charlie Parker, Eugene O’Neill, Garcia Lorca, Mark Twain, James Cagney, to the Yiddish Theater, George Raft, Eddie Cantor, Molly Picon—the list goes on and on—even the film industry was birthed here, mere blocks from where Theater for the New City stands today,” she adds. “This year’s festival theme is 2020 Vision—Save Our Planet, Save Our Country. The question of climate change is a major issue. The festival looks towards a green revolution. It looks toward the welcoming of immigrants. It pulls together the many ethnic populations that live in our beloved lower east side—. Art cannot move mountains, but it can move minds.”
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY is a Pulitzer Prize-winning community cultural center known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. TNC produces 30-40 new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging young playwrights. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY created THE LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS in 1995 and has presented nearly 5,000 artists and their works including theater, music, dance, comedy, performance art, poetry, video, and fine arts.
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