TNC’s LES Festival Returns

The 27th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts returns for Memorial day weekend!!

Art Springs Eternal

Monday, April 11, 2022 @ 7 PM – 10:30 PM
Theater For The New City
155 First Ave (bet. 9th and 10thSt.)

Theater for the New City and Art Loisaida Foundation presents :
Art Springs Eternal


FREE Art, Performance, Reception/Party
An evening of artists who practice both fine and performing arts; presenting their pieces and discussing how one art form influences and inspires the other, and then they will perform, music, dance, poetry etc.  Followed by a Reception / Party wine and munchies.

Curated by Carolyn Ratcliffe and Lissa Moira. Hosted by Lissa.

ARTISTS & POETS:

Paige Cutrona, Dean Kostos, Zen MansleyKevin Martin, Lissa Moira, Bina Sharif, Richard West

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2022: Participation Fee Form

Early Submissions: March 2 to March 30 $30 
General Submissions: March 31 to May 25 $40 

Dream Up Festival

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THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2022

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s

Dream Up Festival 2022

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, Show business Weekly, the Advocate, NYTheatre.com and others.

Festival performance dates: August 28 – September 18, 2022.
All performances will take place at Theater for the New City.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

We prefer works that have gone unproduced in New York City, but we will consider an updated version of previously produced NYC production. To qualify for the festival, our goal is works by US and international artists as World or NYC premieres. Translations and new adaptations of known material will be acceptable.

The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals. Plays, dance theater, solo works and interdisciplinary material will all be welcome so long as they can co-exist in repertory with other productions in the festival lineup. Technical requirements and use of production effects will need to be limited. Scenic elements are welcome but one or more of these elements will have to be used in an inventive way.

ABOUT DREAM UP – TNC’s Summer Showcase

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 GUIDELINES

TNC’s 2022 summer festival known as Dream Up Festival will run August 28 to September 18, 2022.

We are accepting applications:  March 2, 2022 to May 25, 2022.

Early Submissions: March 2 to March 30.  $30 certified check, cashier’s check, or money order in US Dollars payable to: Theater for the New City
General Submissions: March 31 to May 25.  $40 certified check, cashier’s check, or money order in US Dollars payable to: Theater for the New City

All applications must be accompanied with a submission fee.

*We prefer the application materials to be emailed to tncdreamup@gmail.com and the submission fees be paid online at Dream Up Festival Call for Plays

Snail option is mailed to:
TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2022
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue New York, NY 10003

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING WITH EVERY SUBMISSION:
• Script/or Concept (if not text based)
• Bio Primary Artist (and Collaborators if known)/ Production History
• Brief Statement
• Synopsis of Work w/character breakdown
• Submission Form
+Submission Fee

REVIEW NOTIFICATION:
All applicants will receive a position notice (accepted, wait listed, or not accepted) after their submissions are evaluated in spring 2022.

PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSION’S (scripts, bios, statements, synopsis, submission form) TO:  tncdreamup@gmail.com

Any mailed submission materials submitted to the festival will NOT BE RETURNED. Sorry.

TWO WAYS TO PAY SUBMISSION FEE:
Pay online THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2022: Participation Fee Form

Or

MAIL SUBMISSION FEE SEPARATELY TO:
TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2022
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Please mark your submission fee subject line with the name of your festival project.
Please contact us at literary@theaterforthenewcity.net if there are any questions and check out our website at http://theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamupfestival.html

DREAM UP FESTIVAL FORM
Title of Submission: _____________________________
Contact Name: __________________________
Phone: _________________________________
Mailing Address:
Street: ______________________ City:______________ State:______
Zip:_______ Country
(if outside the US) :______________
Email Addresses: ___________________________________
Genre of Work (Please Mark): Dance Musical Drama
Length (Please Mark): Short One Act Full Length
Estimated Running Time in Minutes: ___________
Number of Cast / Crew: _________________________
Technical Requirements (for set, lighting, sound if known):

This piece previously had a (Please Mark):  Reading, Staged Reading, Workshop, Full Production (please tell us when and where)

Please express in a short statement (500 words max.) what makes this
inventive or what will make it inventive when presented.

Please Note: Submissions without a statement will not be considered.

Participation Info:
Theater for the New City will present a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance in the summer of 2022 from performing artists representing theater and performance companies in our theater complex in downtown New York.

Tickets prices can range from $12 to $20.

TNC’s Dream Up Festival 2022 website and festival website will go under construction in late spring/early summer 2022.
Festival artists receive 60% of their box office proceeds.  TNC retains the remaining 40%.

  • All judged applicants will receive a position notice (accepted, wait listed, or not accepted) after their submissions are read.
  • Acceptances will be emailed on or about June 8, 2022.
  • Artists who are accepted will be required to submit participation documents by about June 22, 2022.
  • A non-refundable $575 participation fee will be required, in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or money order or online payment for participating productions. No personal or company checks will be accepted.

Final Deadline to apply is May 25.

US and International artists welcome to apply.
For general inquiries: please contact us at literary@theaterforthenewcity.net

Village Preservation Presents for Women’s History Month: An Evening with Playwright Barbara Kahn

Thursday, March 10, 6:00 – 7:15 PM EST
A Zoom Webinar Multi-award-winning actor, director and playwright Barbara Kahn sat down with Village Preservation last year for a remarkable oral history, illuminating her experience within our neighborhood’s Off- Off- Broadway theater scene. In her interview, Kahn explored the New York City of her early years, living in various apartments, working union and non-union productions, receiving positive and critical responses to her work, researching historical figures, and developing her approach to writing about political topics. She also speaks in detail about the influence of real estate development and the demolition of historic buildings on the experience of living in the city, a subject she has addressed in her recent work.

Join Kahn and her friend and frequent collaborator Robert Gonzales Jr for an interactive and entertaining evening. The event will include theatrical performance and historical anecdotes that offer a behind-the-scenes look at Kahn’s life and work.


Barbara Kahn (She/Her/Hers) is an East Village playwright who has produced dozens of works rooted in history, especially the history of New York and marginalized or oppressed people, with a frequent focus on the experience of women, LGBTQ+ people, and personal trauma. Her career as a playwright stretches back decades. Her award-winning plays have been produced in the U.S and Europe, and she directed at The National Theatre in London. Barbara grew up in South Jersey, and from a young age pursued a career in the theater. As soon as she could, Kahn moved to New York City and started working on Off-Off-Broadway performances and building her resume as an actor and eventually a director and playwright. In 1990, she co-founded Sisters on Stage, a lesbian theater collective, to provide a platform for lesbian plays and playwrights. Theater for the New City began to produce Kahn’s work in 1994, and she has continued to write new work for production there every year since. Her multiple awards include the James R. Quirk Award for the Performing Arts, the Acker Award, the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, and the Torch of Hope Award honoring lifetime achievement in non-profit theater.

Register Now for Zoom Link
https://villagepreservation.force.com/s/event-detail?eventId=a1w4x000000NDLn

“Sometime Child” RETURNS!

Sometime Child: a Reclamation and a Redemption” by Richard Bruce, which was postponed due to Covid, will now play March 13 – 27.

Play is a mentor/student tale of unlikely friendships that break down socio-economic and racial divides.

“SOMETIME CHILD” CANCELLED

DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE PLAY “SOMETIME CHILD: A RECLAMATION AND A REDEMPTION” HAS BEEN DELAYED.  IT WILL OPEN MARCH 3RD FOR 3 WEEKS

WE LOVE CHARAS

Dear friends and CHARAS supporters!

Please join us this Valentine’s Day eve for a Rally and Press Conference for CHARAS!  Sunday, February 13, 1pm at CHARAS / El Bohio, 605 E. 9th St.

This is an important rally so please try your best to make it!  As some of you may know, on January 19, 2022, developer Gregg Singer was found in default of his mortgage and is now in foreclosure!  See link to Decision & Order here .

This means that after 20 years of fighting to stop the destruction of our community center and have it returned, we finally have a Real opportunity to make it so!

We are rallying this Valentine’s Day eve to implore the City to work with us to return CHARAS to our community for use as artist space, non-profit space, community space or more. 

We have a short window to make this happen, or CHARAS will end up at public auction again!  We need everyone’s support and participation to make our long awaited goal a reality. 

Please be sure to join us, post and forward the attached flyer, copied below, and link to fb event page, and come out on Sunday, February 13, 1pm!

Link to fb event page: https://fb.me/e/1Vz5CL5fs

TNC Gallery – New York: City and State

Curated by Crystal Field

The TNC Gallery will be in the lobby till March 5th, 2022

All works are available for purchase.

Artists

  • Joe Bly
  • George Brock
  • Will Corwin
  • Marcus Glitteris
  • Mark McGee
  • Alice O’Malley
  • Clayton Patterson
  • Ellen Shea
  • Peter Welch
  • Carol Fassler

Obituary: Joseph Beck

Joseph T. Beck

1963 – 2021

Joseph T. Beck, age 58 of Bethpage, NY, passed away unexpectedly on December 28, 2021. A beloved English teacher at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School (POBJFK) for over 20 years, Joe was in his element in the classroom with students. Besides teaching most courses offered in the English Department, Joe was the editor for the Yearbook, the Fall Drama Director, co-advisor to the school newspaper and loved by his students, their parents, his colleagues and friends.

Joe’s passion for teaching, literature and the power of words went well beyond the classroom. A well-respected author and playwright, Joe was happiest when he was telling a story. And he told many. Joe authored, co-authored and collaborated on several books and wrote hundreds of articles on diverse topics. He wrote and produced plays off-Broadway using his pen to influence others, make them laugh, make them cry and captivate their hearts. Words cannot begin to describe his passion for storytelling. The only thing he loved more than a good story was his wife, children and family.

Joe was born on December 27, 1963 in Pensacola, FL. He moved constantly as a military dependent until his parents moved to Long Island in the late 70’s. Joe was a graduate of Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, NY. He earned is BA from SUNY Oneonta and MS degree from CUNY Queens College. His was a long-time resident of Bethpage, NY.

Joe is survived by his wife Gail (Domroe) Beck for 34 years and his adored sons, Andrew Beck of Bethpage, NY, and Ian Beck of Brooklyn, NY. Joe is also survived by his father, Victor Beck and his wife Theresa of Kings Park, NY, his sister Judi (Beck) Kelly and her husband John of Windham, NH, his brother Vic Beck and wife Debby (Silverberg) Beck of Sudbury, MA, his brother Jim Beck and his wife Karen (Seho) Beck of Huntington Station, NY, and his sister Jane (Beck) Griffin of Portsmouth, VA. Joe’s nieces and nephews Adam, Alex, Bryan, Josh, Lindsay, Michelle, Olivia, Rachel, Sabrina and Sean were often his favorite audience for his stories, jokes and puns.

He is predeceased by his mother Ella (Norton) Beck and his brother Edward V. Beck.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Joe to the Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 www.huntingtonarts.org/donate-now. For condolences, please visit www.chapeyfamily.com.