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Love N’ Courage 2020
Directed By: Crystal Field
February 24
Monday, Cocktails 6PM / Seated Dinner 6:45PM / Performances 8PM

Love N’ Courage 2020: Press Release
Directed By: Crystal Field
February 24
Monday, Cocktails 6PM / Seated Dinner 6:45PM / Performances 8PM

Coming Soon

Le Grand Voyage
Directed By: Aelita West
February 26 – March 1
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday at 2pm

“A story with no words, a journey with no end”

The White Blacks
By: Melanie Maria Goodreaux
Directed By: Melanie Maria Goodreaux
February 27 – March 15
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday 3PM

Melanie Maria Goodreaux’s latest play addresses the complicated racial distinctions that plague one New Orleans family with a line of lighter skinned African-Americans that “pass for white.” They “pretend” to be white to reap the benefits that come with ‘whiteness’ but at what cost? Love lives long in New Orleans, and here romance, family secrets, and generational curses get all mixed up in Alva’s gumbo! Buy tickets fast because Melanie Maria’s last play at Theater for the New City SOLD OUT.

By: Donald E. Lacy Jr.
Directed By: Sean San Jose
February 28 – March 15
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

From February 27 to March 15, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present comedian/actor/broadcaster Donald E. Lacy Jr. updating his one man show, "ColorStruck," a bittersweet examination of how cultural assumptions drive American society. Since national politics provide a never-ending supply of new material, the piece is continually reshaped. The velocity of change since TNC presented the show's New York debut last year (Feb-March, 2019) has inspired Lacy to initiate a new version that reflects pressing current events.

By: Wendy Osserman Dance Company
March 11 – March 14
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm

Fire is a recurrent image embodied by the dancers in Combustion, a response to world events with the recognition that fire can also be a generator of life, an agent of transformation, purification, illumination and enlightenment.

They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez
By: Barbara Kahn
Directed By: Robert Gonzales Jr. and Barbara Kahn
March 19 – April 4
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM (March 19 - 29), and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm (April 1-4)

They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez is a historical play set in the mid- 19th century in a now landmarked building in Battery Park that was the entry point to the United States prior the facility on Ellis Island. Newly-arrived travelers share their reasons for immigrating and their hopes and dreams.

A Black and White Cookie
By: Gary Morgenstein
Directed By: Joan Kane
March 26 – April 12
Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm, No matinee Saturday, March 28

A provocative and timely drama about a black newsstand owner and a Jewish communist who must overcome bigotry, corporate greed, and their own mortality.

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2020
By: Theater for the New City
Directed By: Michael Scott-Price
June 8

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.



THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and COBU, the Japanese women’s drumming, and dance group.TNC  also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor’s Stop The Violence award.