Theater for the New City presents:

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2019

By Theater for the New City
Directed by Michael Scott-Price
August 25 – September 15

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2019

In 2010, the inaugural Dream Up Festival offered 25 shows consisting of 23 World Premieres and 2 American Premieres. The festival had reviewers from NY Times, NY Press, Showbusiness Weekly, the Advocate, and others.

2019 marks the 10th year of Dream Up Festival!

August 25 – September 15. Tickets range from $12 – $20. 3 weeks for 7 days a week. Showtimes Monday-Friday 6:30 pm and 9 pm. Saturday-Sunday 2pm, 5pm, 8pm.

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. For more info on Theater for the New City go to

Theater for the New City
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New York, NY 10003
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I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman by TaraLake, Opens August 25

Carrier Pigeon by Skylar J Beirne, Opens August 25

The Father Directed by Robert Greer, Opens August 25

Shelter in Place by Jennie Campbell, Opens August 25

Turkeys Go on Strike by Ethan Felizzari, Opens August 25

Sailor by Elle Sunman and Mariagrazia De Luca, Opens August 25

Two is a Prime Number by Anna Watts, Opens August 25

KIRA (Reincarnation) by Yuna Shapatava, Opens August 25

Second Chance by Talib Andre, Opens August 28

Dangerous to Dance With by Bill Rogers, Opens August 30

This is Like That by Michael Sean Cirelli, Opens August 31

Shirley Chisholm, Robert E. Lee, & Me by Ashley Christopher Leach, Opens September 1

Maker of Worlds by Wendy A. Schmidt, Opens September 2

Whipped by Hank H. Kim, Opens September 2

QUILTING THE SUN by Grace Cavalier, Opens September 3

Abdication by Naya James, Opens September 3

Lame Ducks by Anthony Fusco, Opens September 4

The Maternity Monologues by Catherine Higgins-Moore, Opens September 5

Revolutionary by Prasad Paul Duffy & Theo Grace, Opens September 5

WIFEY by Sarah E., Opens September 8

The Chaos Theory of Now, Opens September 8

Peter In Pieces by Anthony Raymond, Opens September 8

HEDY LAMARR AND FREQUENCY-HOPPING by Demetria Daniels, Opens September 8

The Assassination of J.Kaisaar, the destruction of Marko T and Kleopatra and the rise of Octavius: Emperor Augustus in the Time of Road Warrior.  by Stephan Morrow, Opens September 9

Me & Lee by Jason Trachtenburg, Opens September 15