Cabaret ALL Evening!
Miracles & Monsters!
Costume Parade &Prizes!
Hot Food and Hot Entertainment!
Swing and Latin Bands for Dancing!
Come to the most Fabulous Night of your Life!!!
Nonstop theater, a costume competition, and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 43rd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Thursday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for real witches, everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. An explosive fall tradition, the event is held annually on the actual night of Halloween and celebrates artistic creation and fertilization.
The husband-and-wife team of Sarah and Scott Lilly (Scott most recently portrayed a hell-bound President Trump in the annual TNC Street Theater) play all the roles and are directed and accompanied on autoharp by Forest Gillespie, founder of the Dome theater and Co-founder of Spectacle theater in Williamsburg. These short pieces shamelessly break the 4th wall, travel through time towards dystopia, and reel in ICE fearing fortune fortune-tellers. The scene is set in a traditional underground candle -on-the-cafe-table cabaret, music is provided by Scott Lilly and Forrest Gillespie, and Sarah Lilly singing new songs by the Playwright. Audience members are encouraged to kick back and enjoy, but keep an eye open and look over their shoulders for Big Brother, who might arrive at any moment.
It is the Year 3333 the planet is dying, artificial intelligence is controlling the planet. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City live a couple with a servent and in Central Park now called city park live poor people. A rebel group of hackers is attempting to create a stargate to save the rest of humanity. Will the rebels complete the task in the time left?
This October, in celebration of Butoh's 60th Anniversary, the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2019 is proud to present bold butoh works by 13 female dancers from Japan, Columbia, Norway, Italy, Germany, France, and the U.S.
Curated by butoh artist Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented by Theater for the New City, taking place between October 17 and 27th, 2018.
Top photo with the text: Tove-Elena Nicolaysen. Photo by Audun Bacic
Soup Or Heroes is a one-act play certain to make you laugh: Two friends write the next big superhero film together. Will this hero have flight? Or super strength? Tights? Or a cape? Can they agree? Or will the forces of darkness drag them into mediocrity? "Soup Or Heroes" takes on the superhero genre and the giant cartoon sized bags of money that await anyone who gets the script writing formula just right. (PG-rated)
The play, with the working title “BROKEN DOLLS”, looks at the backgrounds and trajectories of women who have been trafficked for sex work, domestic labor, hotel work, and farm work.
"The Whites" takes us into a universe where the races are flipped and Whites are actually citizens of an ethnic underclass that is dominated by African-Americans. We watch the Caucasian family of Harris and Rasheeda White contend with gun violence, school segregation and the aftermath of prison. For this family and their surrounding community, the everyday experiences of economic, political and social injustice are imposed by Blacks.
“A Life In The Rye” looks at J.D.Salinger's life and the impact that “Catcher In The Rye” had on him, his fans, fanatics obsessed with the book and the world. The play gives insight into possible reasons that Salinger retreated from society after writing what became one of the best-selling books of all time.
Hooked on Happiness is the new musical about the members of a senior-high-school drama class who decide to create their own show about climate change, instead of putting on the usual shows the drama teacher has recommended. When the teacher sees some of the lyrics they’ve developed, she is impressed and gives them permission to present the show.