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VILLAGE, MY HOME to Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival

VILLAGE, MY HOME to Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival

Marcina Zaccaria's provocative and timely new drama Village, My Home, about diverse New Yorkers confronting cultural and political uncertainties, will premiere at the 2017 Dream Up Festival for a special limited engagement.

Performances will run Sunday, August 27 at 5PM; Tuesday, August 29 at 9PM; Thursday, August 31 at 9PM; Friday, September 1 at 9PM; Saturday, September 2 at 2PM; and Sunday, September 3 at 8PM at the Theater for the New City on 155 First Avenue in Manhattan.

In a chaotic business world, do we know the difference between astrophysics and Buddha? Can it all be solved with yoga? Featuring characters at various points of their lives, Village, My Home questions how we choose New York City and what are the comforts that draw us back home. We meet the Old Woman, a matriarch who loves to paint and remembers the horrors of greater storms. We get a glimpse of out-of-towners and travelers from other boroughs, willing to take the City. Just when you yearn for your fax machine, we meet a new school, techno-tribal Computer Geek who threatens to interrupt the very subways that connect us every day.

With theatrical movement and state-of-the-art sound design, Village, My Home promises to warm the heart and calm the most unsettling times. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/VillageMyHome. Tickets are available at SmartTix.

Village, My Home stars Frances McGarry; Marjorie Conn*; Michael C. O'Day*; Kelsey Shapira; Jeff Burchfield*; Madalyn McKay; Christina Ashby; Maile Souza; Sean Evans; Maria Severny; Stephanie Roseman; Meaghan Adawe McLeod; Rebecca Genéve, and Catherine Luciani. Jak Prince is the lighting designer. Maria Poveda Ortiz is the costume designer. *Appears Courtesy of Actor's Equity

Marcina Zaccaria is a writer, director, and arts administrator. She has directed readings and performances in venues that include New Dramatists, TheaterLab, HERE Arts Center, 13th Street Repertory Theatre, Soho Rep, Dance Theater Workshop, The Brick Theater, and the Ohio Theater. She curated a Salon at Dixon Place, which featured visual artists, spoken word artists, dancers, filmmakers, and theater artists. Zaccaria has written monologues, published in InterJACtions: Monologues from the Heart of Human Nature (Vol. II), available on Amazon. She is published in the New Crit section of Howl Round, and her clips can be found on Twitter. An editor at The Theatre Times, Marcina is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women.

The eighth annual Dream Up Festival (www.dreamupfestival.org) is being presented by Theater for the New City from August 27 to September 17. An ultimate new work festival, it is dedicated to the joy of discovering new authors and edgy, innovative performances. Audiences savor the excitement, awe, passion, challenge and intrigue of new plays from around the country and around the world.

The Festival does not seek out traditional scripts that are presented in a traditional way. It selects works that push new ideas to the forefront, challenge audience expectations and make us question our understanding of how art illuminates the world around us.

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