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Open: / / - Close: Open Run "Letters"
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "LETTERS," NEW MUSICAL BY DANIEL SCHWARTZMAN, DIRECTED BY ELMORE JAMES
A writer delves into her past in an attempt to create peace in her future.

WHERE AND WHEN:
September 6 to 17, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 10 at 5:00 PM; Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, September 14 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 PM; Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 PM 
Tickets $18.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run "Looking Back at Bangkok and Beyond...."
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "LOOKING BACK AT BANGKOK AND BEYOND...." BY STEPHAN MORROW
The story of a young American's exploration for freedom in Asia.

WHERE AND WHEN:
September 5 to 17, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
September 5 at 6:30 PM, September 9 at 8:00 PM, September 13 at 9:00 PM, September 16 at 8:00 PM, September 17 at 8:00 PM. 
Tickets $12. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org.
Running Time: 100 minutes.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run "Parental Guidance Suggested (An Unfortunately True Musical Dramedy)"
DAY CARE TAKES STAGE IN "PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED (AN UNFORTUNATELY TRUE MUSICAL DRAMEDY)" BY IRENE HERNANDEZ
Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents a new musical which explores the misery of surrendering your dreams to take care of ungrateful brats.

WHERE AND WHEN:
August 27 to September 12, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
August 27 at 5:00 PM, September 1 at 9:00 PM, September 2 at 8:00 PM, September 3 at 5:00 PM, September 6 at 6:30 PM, September 10 at 8:00 PM, September 12 at 9:00 PM 
Tickets $15.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run "Sword of the Unicorn"
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF "SWORD OF THE UNICORN"
Rip-roaring, fantastic journey through a young gay man's coming of age is an LGBTQ quest for freedom, told with myth and legend.

WHERE AND WHEN:
August 27 to September 3, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
August 27 at 5:00 PM, August 30 at 6:30 PM, August 31 at 9:00 PM, September 1 at 9:00 PM, September 2 at 5:00 PM, September 3 at 2:00 PM.
Tickets $18. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run "The Pharmacist"
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "THE PHARMACIST," WRITTEN BY SAMSUN KNIGHT AND DIRECTED BY AARON AKIRA GARFINKEL.
A twisted tale of suicide, murder, and voyeurism where no one is innocent.

WHERE AND WHEN:
August 27 to 31, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
August 27 at 8 PM, August 28 at 9:00 PM, August 29 at 6:30 PM, August 30 at 9:00 PM, August 31 at 6:30 PM.
Tickets $12. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org 
Running Time: 45 minutes.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run "The Voire Dire Project 1.5"
 

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS "THE VOIRE DIRE PROJECT 1.5"
Four art-inspired plays from four different writers, meditating on life and the human condition.

WHERE AND WHEN:
September 7 to 16, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
September 7 at 6:30 PM, September 8 at 9:00 PM, September 9 at 5:00 PM, September 10 at 2:00 PM, September 11 at 6:30 PM, September 14 at 6:30 PM, September 15 at 9:00 PM, September 16 at 8:00 PM. 
Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run "The Woman Illusion"
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL TO PRESENT "THE WOMAN ILLUSION," WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PIPER RASMUSSEN.
A playful examination of the many ways to be a woman, interspersed with magical interludes.

WHERE AND WHEN:
September 11 to 17, 2017. 
Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theatre), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
September 11 at 9:00 PM, September 13 at 6:30 PM, September 14 at 9:00 PM, September 15 at 6:30 PM, September 16 at 5:00 PM, September 17 at 2:00 PM.
Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run "VILLAGE, MY HOME"
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S DREAM UP FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "VILLAGE, MY HOME" BY MARCINA ZACCARIA
An exploration of the Village's many colorful characters.

WHERE AND WHEN:
August 27 to September 3, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Community Space Theater), 155 First Avenue. 
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of the Dream Up Festival 2017.
August 27 at 5:00 PM, August 29 at 9:00 PM, August 31 at 9:00 PM, September 1 at 9:00 PM, September 2 at 2:00 PM, September 3 at 8:00 PM.
Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org 
Running Time: 45 minutes.

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run & Juliet
Charlie Vaughn, an idealistic young director comes to a small conservative college campus to stage a production of Romeo & Juliet. When he announces his decision to cast a fourteen year-old boy in the role of Juliet, as was the Elizabethan custom, he challenges the "old school" sensibilities of the campus community and invites the wrath of a young black actress who feels her time is due. As a result, Charlie turns to his new colleague – a thirty-year veteran of the drama department – for advice on how to handle the student's challenge to his authority.  A World Premiere by Robert Caisley, directed by Marc Geller and starring Nadia Brown, John FitzGibbon, and Jacob A. Ware.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 3PM; Sundays @ 2PM thru 6/4/17; Preview performances 5/4/17 & 5/5/17 @ 8PM with meet & greet;

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: / / - Close: Open Run (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS @ THE PIT LOFT
The game is this: one storyteller tells the unvarnished truth, the other 3 include carefully-crafted little white lies. The audience gets to question the storytellers, who can improvise their responses. then vote for the person they think told it straight. With some improvised story-inspired music and songs written for the show by host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff and Wells Hanley. There are prizes involved, if you can believe a thing like that. 

Hosted by Jude Treder-Wolff. 

Stories by:
Mary Theresa Archbold (This American Life, and The Moth Radio Hour on NPR)
Jack Canfora (winner of the 2016 Webby Award for Best Writing Online TV & Film/
Off Broadway credits include Poetic License and Jericho at 59E59 Theaters)
Pat Shay (What The Flicka web series, improviser with IO Chicago, UCB, The Second City and The Pit)
Natalie

Venue:
PIT LOFT : 154 W 29th St
Open: / / - Close: Open Run A Fifth Dimension: An Unauthorized Twilight Zone Parody
You are entering another dimension – a dimension of sight, sound, and laughs. Eight scenes, each based off of iconic Twilight Zone episodes, including murderous children, killer dolls, and of course, a gremlin on the wing. Tales of mischief and mayhem that can only be found here…in A Fifth Dimension.

This production will be playing at the 2017 FRIGID Festival, performing February 15th at 7:10pm, February 20th at 8:50pm, February 21st at 8:50pm, February 26th at 6:50pm, and March 4th at 6:40pm. All performances will be at The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, NY 10003 between 2nd Ave & Bowery (3rd Ave).

Playwright/director Genny Yosco has loved The Twilight Zone ever since she realized she wasn’t cool enough to be invited to any New Year’s Eve parties, which presented the opportunity to watch the Syfy channel’s Twilight

Venue:
Kraine Theater : 85 East 4th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run BLACKTOP HIGHWAY
Blacktop Highway, written and performed by the nationally renowned and groundbreaking artist John Fleck, is the next theatrical commission at Dixon Place.  One of the infamous NEA-4, Fleck has been a prominent theatrical figure since 1990 when he and three other performance artists’ National Endowment for the Arts grants were withdrawn after being contested in a precedent-setting Supreme Court case. In Blacktop Highway, Fleck embodies more than 10 characters in the play, inspired by classic horror cinema and Freud's theories of mind and ego.  The production is inspired by classic horror cinema and weaves video and virtuosic theatrical staging with John Fleck’s remarkable vocal qualities, leading the audience into a darkly hilarious world of sex, greed and religion.   Randee Trabitz is the director.

 

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: 11/05/16- Close: 09/09/17 Chalk (a Silent Comedy.)
CHALK is a hilarious and unexpected one-man show that’s guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. A playful and poignant homage to class silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this romantic romp sure to “Draw You In.”

Critics call CHALK:

"Unbelievably Special" - Theater in the Now

"Clever, Theatrical Magic" - Center on the Aisle

"A Whimsical, Jovial, Enjoyable Show!" - Hi! Drama

approx run time: 45 minutes


About the Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity

Venue:
The Kraine Theater : 85 E. 4th Street
Open: 07/18/17- Close: 08/26/17 DEAR JANE
Set in an NYC rehearsal room, DEAR JANE journeys into the life of a passionate artist, Julie, who explores the many divergent paths of her past. From her fractured relationship with her identical twin Jane, to love affairs, questionable parenting skills, and her time as a political activist -- she strives for something beyond our boundaries, reaching for art as the ultimate expression of meaning.

Venue:
Clurman Theater (Theater Row) : 410 W 42nd St
Open: 07/10/17- Close: 08/31/17 ENDANGERED! A Super Stormy Musical
This summer, FineHeart Productions and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musical.  Inspiring and fun, ENDANGERED! is a multi-cultural, international, multi-species musical about a social media savvy Kid reporter and a group of famous endangered animals from around the globe, who must survive Superstorm Beyoncé. Stranded at the zoo when the superstorm hits the city, the Kid and the endangered animals must quickly learn to understand and respect each other, while working together to save themselves. ENDANGERED! has melodies that are renewable, and harmonies that are sustainable, making this groundbreaking eco-musical uplifting and enjoyable for creatures of all ages!

Venue:
Davenport : 354 West 45th ST
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Hanna and the Moonlit Dress
The Theater at the 14th Street Y

presents

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress

December 2-18, 2016

 

The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from December 2-18, 2016. Performances: Fridays at 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and noon. Tickets are $18 for a child or adult or $50 for a family (maximum of four members), and are available at www.TheMoonLitDress.com.

 

Venue:
14th Street Y Theater : 344 E 14th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run I Am Antigone
Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival 2017 presents the world premiere of I AM ANTIGONE, a contemporary adaptation of the Sophocles text by poet Saudamini Siegrist, and directed by Myriam Cyr, which begins performances September 8th. Starring Broadway and screen actress Nicole Ansari and internationally renowned Comedie Francaise actor and dancer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, I AM ANTIGONE is a timely story of one woman’s stand against the abuse of political power. Defying Creon’s command by performing burial rites for her beloved brother Polynices, Oedipus’s daughter Antigone is condemned to be buried alive. And there, impervious to time, she lives to this day. I AM ANTIGONE will play eight performances only: Friday, September 8 at 9:00 pm; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 pm; Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 pm; Wednesday, September 13

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: / / - Close: Open Run IN A LITTLE ROOM
Ten Bones Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Pete McElligott’s dark comedy In a Little Room, directed by Patrick Vassel (Associate and Supervising Director of Hamilton on Broadway) at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B), September 9-24 with performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets ($15) are available online at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/12563. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

In a Little Room tells the story of two strangers trapped in the cold comforts of a hospital waiting room, feebly trying to restart their lives

Venue:
The Wild Project : 195 East 3rd Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run JANE JOHNSON FOR THE STAY AT HOME SHOPPER
Jane and Pam of Mishepaqueniquamowoc, Wisconsin have been friends since childhood, but when Jane’s husband dies of a heart attack the same week that Pam’s husband leaves her for another woman, they need to depend on each other like never before. They end up making extra cash by crafting the small accessories line. What began as a table set up outside of their church selling Jane’s whimsical banana clips, has become a multi-million-dollar empire with a loyal fan base of “Clipperchicks,” Jane’s nickname for the largely-Midwestern women who love her fun and festive aesthetic.

Presented by the Wild Project


About the Company: The Wild Project

The Wild Project is a production company and venue for contemporary theater, film, and visual art.

Venue:
Wild Project : 195 East Third Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Labalive Two: Others
LABAlive presents LABAlive Two: Others on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Theater at the 14th Street Y for an evening of literature, dance, theatre, and subversive teachings exploring the theme of OTHER.  The evening will feature teachings by LABA Scholar Ruby Namdar and works-in-progress by LABA fellows Hadar Ahuvia, Abigail Katz, and Gordon Haber.  Experience the power of ancient text through a modern lens as the fellows question, challenge, and make meaning through new, provocative art.

Venue:
Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 E 14th St
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Lucky
Dixon Place co-presents the return of the acclaimed Atlas Circus Company with their newest full-length piece, LUCKY. Atlas Circus Company infuses the classic American circus art form with meaningful narrative, creating an ultimately hilarious and heartwarming theatrical experience. Told through acrobatic slapstick and inventive circus skills, LUCKY is the story of a man who can’t stop - literally - falling on his face. As this one hapless young man attempts to navigate the physical pitfalls of the hustle and bustle of city life, LUCKY must also attempt to find his way through the metaphorical challenges of discovering who he is and what he is meant to do.

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Multiple Family Dwelling
Secrets from long ago, best left buried, are revealed when Kelly's friend from childhood rents the upstairs apartment that Kelly and her husband own. The two couples find themselves entangled in multiple deceits and betrayals, past and present and no one is truly innocent.  A World Premiere by James Hindman, directed by Alan Souza and starring Dana Brooke, Dustin Charles, Maria Couch, and Jared Michael Delaney.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 3PM; Sundays @ 2PM thru 4/9/17; Preview performances 3/9/17 & 3/10/17 @ 8PM with meet & greet; Opening Night with reception 3/11/17.

Tickets are $46 and $50 (Opening Night); discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org for online ticketing.

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: / / - Close: Open Run NUMBERS NERDS: THE [ALMOST] ALL-GIRL MATH CHALLENGE AT NYMF
Numbers Nerds is the story of an all-girl high school math team from Our Lady of Perpetual Chastity in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  The team has won the Regional Math Competition and is chosen to compete in the National Math SUM-IT.  These smart and funny whiz kids must unite to solve difficult math problems without getting distracted by math club drama or the pressures of getting into the right college. It is a story of girls becoming women and learning to work with each other so that the team can win. This heartfelt musical comedy proves that not only can girls rock math, but they can make us laugh along the way.

Book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.

Venue:
Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Juilliard : 155 W. 65th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run On One Condition
On One Condition draws on stories from Dan Daw's lived experiences as a man living with cerebral palsy. It asks us to question our own perceptions of normal while offering a stripped back look at the world we live in. We invite you into Dan's childhood home and on a journey overseas to share in one man's undying search for perfection, as he attempts to hold the world on his shoulders in all its beauty and grotesqueness. 

Venue:
13th Street Repertory : 50 W 13th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run REBEL VERSES YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Developing Artists brings its REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival to a new home at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th St.) with performances July 27th, July 28th, July 29th, August 3rd, August 4th, and August 5th at 7 pm. This two-week festival brings together student ensembles from all five boroughs of New York City and Pennsylvania.  Students develop their artistic skills in workshops led by working artists by day, and by night, perform their own original works. Each evening culminates in a collaborative piece devised by all ensembles involved, intended to represent the group and their experience within REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival. All performances are open to the public to attend. Each performance night, which also features a celebrity performer, is comprised of six to eight 10 - 15 minute performances by a combination of youth performing arts organizations

Venue:
Vineyard Theatre : 108 East 15 Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run THE JAG
Seventy year old "Chick" Chicarella has one prized possession, a 1966 Jaguar that is in desperate need of repair. When his son suggests that they finish the car to sell it off, old family wounds and failures rise to the surface. Unable to complete the task themselves, they hire Carla, who is an expert in Jaguars, but woefully lacking in social skills. Together, the three learn some hard lessons about repairing cars and smoothing out life's jagged edges.

Starring Dan Grimaldi (best known for The Sopranos and last seen at NJ Rep in Lucky Me),  Christopher Daftsios (Swimming at the Ritz and Substance of Bliss at NJ Rep) and newcomer to NJ Rep, Estelle Bajou (a Drama Desk Award nominated actor).

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: / / - Close: Open Run THE UNWRITTEN LAW
World Famous beatboxer Chesney Snow presents his journey from a legacy of incarceration to fatherhood, homelessness to Harvard University, to ultimately starring in the musical INTRANSIT on Broadway. The Unwritten Law adeptly weaves this inspiring story with gifted performances, brilliantly blending words, dance, visual design and live music into an unforgettable evening.

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run THE VIDEO GAMES
Hunger Games parody for the geek set, The Video Games is a live-action battle to the death... between beloved characters from some of the most popular video games ever made. It's a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains such as Donkey Kong, Mega Man and more compete to win the coveted title of "Player One." What's more, YOU the audience get to determine the outcome, by voting on your favorite combatant via Twitter. Hilarious and action-packed, The Video Games has entertained audiences in New York, at Long Beach Comic-Con, Nerd Con, Stan Lee's ComikazeExpo and now running Off-Broadway, monthly!


About the Company: MBStage Productions

MB Stage Productions is here to provide aspiring writers and artists the opportunities to hone their craft and become more

Venue:
Elektra Theatre : 300 W 43rd St
Open: 07/13/17- Close: 12/31/17 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
25 years of service to the theater.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)

Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign:

$25 for 25

 

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series.

 

Venue:
Theater Resources Unlimited/TRU Plays : 309 W. 104th Street, #1D
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Theater Resources Unlimited Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing
Theater Resources Unlimited presents the once-a-year

Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing

April 29-30, 2017 from 10am-6pm

 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annual Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor Studio C. For full details of curriculum and faculty, visit http://truonline.org/events/weekend-intensive-2017/.

 

Venue:
Nola Studios : 250 West 54th Street
Open: / / - Close: Open Run TO T, OR NOT TO T
Dixon Place proudly presents the 26th Annual HOT! Festival, the NYC annual celebration of LGBTQ culture featuring over 100 artists. Headlining the festival is transgender actor and comedian D’Lo’s solo work TO T, OR NOT TO T, a hilariously intimate reflection on taking t(estosterone) and his experiences transitioning. In this work, D’Lo takes on over 15 characters and fuses spoken word, stand-up comedy, theatre, film, and music production, drawing on his journey as a transgender Sri Lankan-American. During this celebration of queer performance and cultures, TO T, OR NOT TO T will play six performances only - July 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30 PM - at Dixon Place. Hailed as “The best LBGTQ Theater Festival in New York” by The Village Voice, the HOT! Festival continues its celebration this year

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street