“They Came to the Castle” by Barbara Kahn, performed by Lisa Monde

The show must go ON…LINE. Theater for the New City (TNC) is keeping theater alive with a monologue from “They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez”, by Barbara Kahn. The play is set in New York City in the mid 19th century. Castle Garden, in Battery Park, was the landing place before the facilities on Ellis Island. Lisa Monde portrays Mina (Romina Castello), an earlier immigrant from Italy. ”

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“Dead Boy,” by Frank J. Avella, featuring Lucas Anderson

TNC Alive is sharing more work from home with a 10-minute play, “Dead Boy,” by Frank J. Avella, featuring Lucas Anderson.

Donald Lacy

We’re super excited to have an excerpt from Donald Lacy’s one-man show Colorstruck, which ran this spring through March 15 at Theater for the New City.

Music With Mister Pablo

We are lucky to get a sneak peek at mister pablo‘s new song in progress, “New York Tango” from their upcoming new album due for release later this year. Rodolfo Marcelo Zanetti Vía on the bandoneon. Mixing by Jeremy Loucas. They’re still in the process of editing the song’s string section.

Thanks for the music!

Crystal Field Stair-Master Edition

Crystal Field is back! Join her for her latest virtual exercise poem. Stay inside and put on your sweats.

TNC Alive – MAD by Frank J. Avella, with Cali Gillman & Kalen J Hall.

Opening scene from MAD by Frank J. Avella, featuring Cali Gilman as Georgia and Kalen J Hall as Bridge.

The show must go ON…LINE. During this time of social isolation, Theater for the New City (TNC) continues to keep arts alive with an opening scene from Frank J. Avella’s play, MAD. The story follows five actors as they embark on a controversial new Broadway play. Central to the work is the struggle of a young closeted-gay movie star who must contend with keeping his sexuality a secret so he can continue to pursue his passion.

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They Came to the Castle by Barbara Kahn, performed by Leila Arielle Stricker.

Barbara Kahn’s play, They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez is set in the mid-19th century Landing Depot at Castle Garden in Battery Park in NYC during a time when refugees and immigrants were welcome in the U.S. Clara (Leila Stricker) left the violence against Jews in Eastern Europe looking for safety in a new land.

How Is Our Fearless Leader, Crystal Field, Tackling Social Isolation?

TNC ALIVE continues with Penny Arcade

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Briana Bartenieff “Stages of Grief”

TNC’s Briana Bartenieff has made us TNC Proud! Check out her latest work, “Stages of Grief”, in The Village Sun!

TNC ALIVE with Agustina Giovio