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Date of Birth: December 10, 1942 (74)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
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Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents SWORD OF THE UNICORNTheater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents SWORD OF THE UNICORN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

'Sword of the Unicorn' is an original play written and directed by Harrison Stengle. Unlike the vast majority of fantasy and sci-fi stories, which exclude or ignore LGBTQ narratives, it takes on a surrealistic sci-fi interpretation of what it is like for the play's hero, Sebastian, to come out to his father. Sebastian travels across the cosmos to obtain the mythical Sword of the Unicorn while overcoming his fears and doubts about his sexuality. (more...)

Piper Rasmussen's THE WOMAN ILLUSION to Play TNC's Dream Up FestivalPiper Rasmussen's THE WOMAN ILLUSION to Play TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'The Woman Illusion,' written and directed by Piper Rasmussen, is a playful, wicked gallery of ways to be a woman, interspersed with parlor magic. (more...)

Rachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up FestivalRachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'You, Me, and Anxiety' is a solo cabaret show, written and performed by Rachel Schmeling, on the subject of mental health. This show is part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey and part panic disaster. Schmeling takes her audience on a wild one-hour ride into the mental state of someone dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. (more...)

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Presents THE PHARMACISTTheater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Presents THE PHARMACIST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'The Pharmacist,' written and performed by Samsun Knight, is a one-man show about a pharmacist who accidentally gives someone the wrong prescription, and then tries to fix his mistake. It's a story about depression and antidepressants, about heartbreak and love and about what happens when your worst mistakes hit the Internet. (more...)

'PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED' Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival'PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED' Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Children are a joy, right? Not to Irene, the teacher's assistant (and leading character) in 'Parental Guidance Suggested (An Unfortunately True Musical Dramedy),' a darkly comedic, partly autobiographical musical about the chaos of working at a daycare on minimum wage. (more...)

LOOKING BACK AT BANGKOK AND BEYOND.... Coming to Theater for the City's Dream Up FestivalLOOKING BACK AT BANGKOK AND BEYOND.... Coming to Theater for the City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

'Looking Back at Bangkok and Beyond....' is a solo play written and performed by Stephan Morrow based on a global pilgrimage he embarked on at the end of his teenage years. (more...)

THE HOUSE OF CHARITY to Premiere at Theater for a New City's Dream Up FestivalTHE HOUSE OF CHARITY to Premiere at Theater for a New City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theater for the New City (TNC), under the artistic direction of Crystal Field, is thrilled to announce that The House of Charity, a new play from filmmaker and theater director Andre Faud Degas, will make its world premiere as part of Theater for the New City's eighth annual Dream Up Festival. (more...)

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival to Present New Musical LETTERSTheater for the New City's Dream Up Festival to Present New Musical LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? 'Letters,' written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children's books long estranged from her parents. (more...)

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival to Present DIMENSIONSTheater for the New City's Dream Up Festival to Present DIMENSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

'Dimensions' is a unique production written and directed by Freedom Russino that utilizes theater, dance and spoken word to tell a story of the difficulties of young minority students in forming their sexual identity for the first time while studying in a Los Angeles art school. It exposes the web of secrets and lies that connect with the contemporary struggles of American minorities. Themes of identity, race and sexuality are explored in a volatile world of Greek life. (more...)

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Presents The US Premiere of FINISHING THE SUITTheater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Presents The US Premiere of FINISHING THE SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

'Finishing the Suit' is a memory play, written by Lawrence Aronovitch and directed by Joan Kane, about a tailor who mourns the loss of the two most important people in his life: his lover Jimmy and his most famous client, the Duke of Windsor. (more...)

TNC's Dream Up Festival to Debut ELEANORA DUSE DIES IN PITTSBURGHTNC's Dream Up Festival to Debut ELEANORA DUSE DIES IN PITTSBURGH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

'Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh' is a short dark comedy, written by Don Nigro about the terror and holiness of theater. Famous Italian actress Eleanora Duse finds herself regretful of her past actions and attempts to find some sort of relief only to be pestered by the comedic interactions of other famous characters around her, leaving her more uncertain of her eventual fate. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the play's New York premiere August 27 to September 12. Aan Steele directs and heads the cast of eight as Duse. (more...)

A CRACK UP AT THE RACE RIOTS to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up FestivalA CRACK UP AT THE RACE RIOTS to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Toney Brown has fashioned an experimental play based on 'A Crack Up at the Race Riots' by Harmony Korine. The play meditates on the Artaudian notion of psychology and suicide, focusing on how the term 'mad' is thrust upon those who dare to speak unbearable truths to society. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the piece August 27 to September 16, directed by Brown. (more...)

English Language Premiere of Iceland's GUILTY Set for TNC's Dream Up FestivalEnglish Language Premiere of Iceland's GUILTY Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Iceland in the 19th Century was not exactly an idyll; it was an island nation of farming and fishing communities, pretty much cut off from the much of the rest of the world. Crime was rare and capital crimes rarer still. So the country's criminal cases have become the stuff of legend, including the child rape case in Rifsaedasel of 1837, which is as infamous to Icelanders as The Manson Family is to Americans. Contemporary Icelandic playwright Hrafnhildur Hagalin revisits this infamous case with 'Guilty' (2014), a verse play that gracefully and provocatively examines issues of obsession and mercy which cling to it to this day. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents New Operetta CHECKS AND BALANCES OR BOTTOMS UPTheater for the New City Presents New Operetta CHECKS AND BALANCES OR BOTTOMS UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

"Checks and Balances or Bottoms Up" is a rip-roaring musical that pits a Catholic school girl and a subway conductor against a Monster Puppet as they fight for the health and safety of all New Yorkers , the civil rights of America and finally, the future of our planet. This is the story of the awakening of America's true Patriots to do battle with the Monster of Apple Pie fascism and the Pumpkin Head of state, whose mission lies in golf courses and hotels, Russian dances, corporate princes and the power of money. (more...)

Theater for the New City Sets Eighth Dream Up FestivalTheater for the New City Sets Eighth Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

From August 27 to September 17, 2017, Theater for the New City (TNC), under the direction of Crystal Field, Artistic Director, will present its eighth Dream Up Festival, a feast of adventurous theater featuring new works from across the country and abroad. Helmed by the theater's Literary Manager, Michael Scott-Price, the festival offers 23 plays, of which twelve are world premieres, four are American premieres and two are New York premieres. 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. There are four full-blown musicals, four shows on LGBTQ themes, five solo shows, a clown show, two on themes of race in America and one based on visual art. One play is an English language premiere from Iceland. Critics are invited to all the productions. (more...)

I AM ANTIGONE to Make World Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up FestivalI AM ANTIGONE to Make World Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents the world premiere of I Am Antigone, September 8th through September 16th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue). (more...)

JEANIE AND MAY: A ROAD TRIP PLAY Has World Premiere at Theatre for the New City's Dream Up FestivalJEANIE AND MAY: A ROAD TRIP PLAY Has World Premiere at Theatre for the New City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field (Artistic Director) presents the world premiere of JEANIE AND MAY: A ROAD PLAY as part of the eighth annual Dream Up Festival. (more...)

TNC's Street Theater Company's CHECKS AND BALANCES, OR BOTTOMS UP! to Tour the BoroughsTNC's Street Theater Company's CHECKS AND BALANCES, OR BOTTOMS UP! to Tour the Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

This year, the American theater has been responding to the change in national politics with infuriation, vexation, and distrust.  Satires abound. Classics are widely being reinterpreted into a modern context. There will likely be a wave of modernist plays on the 'new human condition' -- witnessing the downfall of the civil society but being powerless to do anything about it.  (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNCPenny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNCPenny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

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