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Crystal Field News

Date of Birth: December 10, 1942 (73)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
TNC's 40th Street Theater Tour ELECTION SELECTION, OR YOU BET! Begins in AugustTNC's 40th Street Theater Tour ELECTION SELECTION, OR YOU BET! Begins in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 40th annual tour August 6 with 'Election Selection, or You Bet!,' a rip-roaring musical in which three everyday New Yorkers are galvanized into community activists. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 18. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE ELEPHANT PEN, 7/7-17Theater for the New City to Present THE ELEPHANT PEN, 7/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY - Circus goers typically marvel at the power and restrained grace of an elephant in the ring, taking on delicate poses unusual for such gigantic creatures. But the process by which that power is tamed can serve as a metaphor for the human condition. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in IndiaTheater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in India
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting THE QUEEN, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired by Macbeth set in 16th-century India, during the peak of the Mughal era. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE QUEENTheater for the New City to Present THE QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting The Queen, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired byMacbeth set in the peak of the Mughal era in India hundreds of years ago. (more...)

TNC to Host 21st Annual Lower East Side Festival This Memorial Day WeekendTNC to Host 21st Annual Lower East Side Festival This Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

One of the first and most time-honored FREE Summer Festivals in NYC each year - the LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL -- will take place this year, the FEST's 21st annual event  -- Memorial Day Weekend May 27 to 29 at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. at 10th St.), it has been announced by Crystal Field, co-founder and Artistic Director of Theater for the New City.  (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World PremieresWendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary season this week, with four performances, featuring set designed by artiist Sanya Kantarovsky, running April 20 - 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season features two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

African-American Scientist During Slavery Takes the Stage in YOUNG BENJAMIN BANNEKER: A MUSICALAfrican-American Scientist During Slavery Takes the Stage in YOUNG BENJAMIN BANNEKER: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Alexander Hamilton, meet Benjamin Banneker. (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary, 4/20Wendy Osserman Dance Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

New York, NY, (March 12, 2016) – The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will celebrate its 40th Anniversary season with four performances, running April 20 – 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season will feature two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Season, 4/20-23The Wendy Osserman Dance Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Season, 4/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will celebrate its 40th Anniversary season with four performances, running April 20 – 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season will feature two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

BWW Interview: WENDY OSSERMAN Celebrates 40 SeasonsBWW Interview: WENDY OSSERMAN Celebrates 40 Seasons
by Matt Hanson - Mar 31, 2016

Wendy Osserman spoke to BWW on the phone from New York. Osserman is a bright, youthful 74-year-old, reflecting on a life that exemplifies her peerless character as a fixture of downtown New York dance since the late '60s. Her light-hearted, joyful voice touched on themes ranging from her first memories dancing as a child in front of the mirror, to producing a dance festival on the Greek island of Paros while considering the current crisis of human movement in Greece. The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will perform two world premieres at the Theater for the New City from April 20-23, featuring her new solo work, 'Timed' alongside her classic, 'Udjat' inspired by ancient Egyptian motifs. With a comfortable modesty, she speaks to overcoming the challenges of being a woman in the dance world and of the irresistibility of her continuing aspirations as the leader of a company signature that she has fostered for the last four decades. (more...)

TNC to Host Night of Two Plays Based on Kanafani Short StoriesTNC to Host Night of Two Plays Based on Kanafani Short Stories
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting a night of two plays based on short stories by Ghassan Kanafani, an award-winning Palestinian journalist, playwright and novelist whose work has been presented around the world. (more...)

TNC's 'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Showcases Black Women Writers This MonthTNC's 'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Showcases Black Women Writers This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

While the nation transitions from Black History Month to Women's History Month, Theater for the New City is presenting an evening of one-act plays from the Harlem Renaissance, including four by women and a fifth focusing on women's right to vote. (more...)

Theater for the New City Hosts 7-Artist Show, RISK, Through Feb 28Theater for the New City Hosts 7-Artist Show, RISK, Through Feb 28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Some people walk on tightropes literally, staring down at the crowd below. Artists do it figuratively, trying new things in the hope of reaching a higher level of the comprehension of humanity. (more...)

Tony Sheldon, Jennifer Cody & More Will Join Charles Busch in CLEOPATRATony Sheldon, Jennifer Cody & More Will Join Charles Busch in CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Complete casting is announced for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister). (more...)

Cast Announced for ONE WAY TO PLUTO! at 13th Street PlayhouseCast Announced for ONE WAY TO PLUTO! at 13th Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Seanie Sugrue, called by Patrick Hickey of ReviewFix as 'one of the most intriguing and witty playwrights in New York City today' has gathered an impressive team of arts journeymen for ONE WAY TO PLUTO!, the next in his riveting Punk Theater journey. (more...)

Exoneree Fernando Bermudez Attends Play Based on His Life, PEDRO CASTILLO IS INNOCENT, at TNCExoneree Fernando Bermudez Attends Play Based on His Life, PEDRO CASTILLO IS INNOCENT, at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Back in 1992, Fernando Bermudez, a Washington Heights resident, was convicted of a homicide that occurred in Greenwich Village. Eyewitnesses recanted soon after, but he remained in prison. Bermudez was exonerated in 2009, after serving nearly 18 years, going on to win the biggest settlement for an exoneree in the history of New York State. Another event in Bermudez's journey occurred just a few days ago. (more...)

Charles Busch Returning to Theater for the New City with New ComedyCharles Busch Returning to Theater for the New City with New Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring with his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA for a limited premiere showcase engagement at Theater for the New City's Community Theater (155 First Avenue). The premiere production, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) will play a limited engagement of 22 performances from Friday, March 25 through April 17, 2016. (more...)

CHARLES BUSCH'S CLEOPATRA Will Play Theater for the New City This SpringCHARLES BUSCH'S CLEOPATRA Will Play Theater for the New City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Charles Busch will return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) this spring with his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA for a limited premiere showcase engagement at Theater for the New City'sCommunity Theater (155 First Avenue). The premiere production, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) will play a limited engagement of 22 performances fromFriday, March 25 through April 17, 2016. (more...)

Alan Dershowitz to Speak After TNC's PEDRO CASTILLO IS INNOCENT, 2/7Alan Dershowitz to Speak After TNC's PEDRO CASTILLO IS INNOCENT, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Alan Dershowitz, one of the nation's best known attorneys, will speak to the audience of Pedro Castillo is Innocent at Theater for the New City after the Feb. 7 show. (more...)

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