THE (NEW) TRIAL

Genre: Drama
written by Peter Weiss, adapted & directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

"The (New) Trial," adapted from Peter Weiss’s same titled play, presents a surreal look at the life of Joseph K, an attorney in an international corporation that explores K’s obsessive idealism and his self-destructive methodology in helping others. Confined in his own docile body, K is manipulated as the public mask for the corporation to win the “war” current global market expansion competition, and eventually is abandoned by the corporation once the victory is obtained.

"The (New) Trial" attempts to deconstruct the docile nature of the self and the hierarchical power relations among the characters of the play, hoping to stimulate changes to the society. To manifest this essential concept, actors will explore power dynamics among different characters, and will break the fourth wall to share their real life experience of being an actor with monologues.

Producer: Maria Hoffmann, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Advisory Producer: Miriam Ibrahim
Production Manager: Leonie Ettinger
Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Stage Manager: Laura Virginia Sandez
Stage Manager: You-Shin Chen
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Sound Designer: Yung-Chin Chang
Graphic Designer: Lisa Lee
Ensemble: Brad Burgess, Leah Bachar, Jody Doo, Samantha Höfer, Maria Hoffmann, Omri Kadim, & Maite Uzal
About the Company: Theater For The New City

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 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 the Ma-Yi Theater Company, which won an OBIE Award for its 1996 TNC production, FLIPZOIDS. 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 40 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.

Open:   09/01/15
Close:   09/06/15

Schedule:
September 1 at 6:30pm
September 2 at 6:30pm
September 3 at 6:30pm
September 4 at 9pm
September 5 at 8pm
September 6 at 5pm:
9/1/2015
9/2/2015
9/3/2015
9/4/2015
9/5/2015
9/6/2015
Theater:   Theater for the New City
Address:   155 First Avenue
New York,
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Cost:$18
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Company: Theater For The New City         Official Web Site: www.theaterforthenewcity.net