Love N’ Courage 2021

March 22 – April 5
On-Demand thru April 5th, 2021 @ 7PM EST

Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents

Love N’ Courage Celebrates Spring

18th Annual Virtual Benefit for Theater for the New City’s Emerging Playwrights Program Celebrating 50 Years of TNC

On-Demand thru April 5th, 2021 @ 7:00PM EST
Presented Virtually via Stellar Tickets
Tickets: $200
Please RSVP

Hosted by Crystal Field, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of TNC


-COBU (all-female Japanese Taiko drumming and dance troupe of Yako Miyamoto, Ayaha Otsuka, Mayu Yamashita, Micro Fukuyama and Kana Matsui)
-Mr. Pablo (Pablo Raul)
-The Legendary Amazn’ Grace
-Cheryl Gadsden
-Carol Tandava (Belly Dancer)
-British Music Hall (Mark Marcante and Crystal Field)
-Arthur Abrams
-Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
-Michael David Gordon
-Justin Rodriguez and Natasha Velez (Song from TNC’s Street Theater)
-Phoebe Legere
-TNC After School Cultural Arts Program
-The Yip Harburg Foundation Rainbow Troupe
-David Amram, F. Murray Abraham, Phoebe Legere, Vinie Burrows with Nelson Lucena on percussion, Robert Gonzales, Jr., Charles Busch, 


  • Statement of Support by TNC’s local Councilperson, Carlina Rivera
  • Statement of Support by Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer
  • Song from the TNC’s After School Cultural Arts Program, Intro by Michael David Gordon, Arts-in-Education Program Director
  • The Deer Dance from the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Intro by Louis Mofsie
  • Selections from Open Tho’ Shut, Intro to Open Tho’ Shut by Phoebe Legere
  • Intro to Performances by Off-Off-Broadway stars by Crystal Field: David Amram, F. Murray Abraham, Phoebe Legere, Vinie Burrows with Nelson Lucena on Percussion, Robert Gonzales, Jr., Charles Busch, Tim Robbins
  • Goodbye but Not Farewell by Crystal Field
  • Rolling Credits Printed List with musical accompaniment

Working Love N’ Courage Committee Members:
Tom Attea, Alexander Bartenieff, Janet Cooper-Piontek, Carol Dudgeon, Crystal Field, Andrea Fulton, Robert Greer, Philip Hackett, Deena & Ernie Harburg, Anne Lucas, Mark Marcante, Alberto Minero, Stephan Morrow, Richard Ploetz, Edward Shea, Mary Tierney, Jenne Vath, Jonathan Weber

Honorary Love N’ Courage Committee Members:
Murray Abraham, David Amram, Vinie Burrows, Charles Busch, Myrna Duarte, Matthew Fitzgerald, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Robert Gonzales Jr., Alan Hanna, Celia Kornfeld, David Lewis, Eduardo Machado, Nancy Manocherian, Audrey Heffernan Meyer, Louis Mofsie, Lissa Moira, Matt Morillo, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Tim Robbins, Liana Rosario, Gerald E. Rupp, Esq., Michael Scott-Price, David F. Slone, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Betsy von Furstenberg (In Memoriam), Joel Vig, Patricia & Dr. Jay Weiner, Frank Zuback

Technical, Design, and Administrative Support for Love N’ Courage:
Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director; Katharine Dreves, Assistant Dir.; Jon Weber, General Manager; Emily Pezzella, Admin. Exec. Assistant; Bill Bradford, Admin. Assistant; Alexander Bartenieff, Audio Recording; Brian Park and Milton Tran, Audio Assts.; Roy Chang, Editing; Jonathan Slaff, Press; Mackenzie Surbey, Website Coordinator; John David West, Social Media Manager; Dan Kelley, Open ‘Tho Shut

  • Montage of images of TNC “On The Air” hosted by John David West
  • Montage of images of TNC’s shows before COVID

The First Avenue Retail Market in 1984, two years prior to TNC’s arrival.

The present entrance to TNC on 1st Avenue.