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Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre Photo Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2021

Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT's newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.

New Federal Theatre Offers Reading Series For Black History Month Photo New Federal Theatre Offers Reading Series For Black History Month
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 2, 2021

On Saturdays from February 13 to 27, 2021 New York's New Federal Theatre (NFT) will present 'New Federal Theatre Celebrates Black History Month,' a retrospective readings series in which three rarely-done yet noteworthy plays, all previously produced by NFT, will be recreated by savvy actors and directors. These plays illuminate burning issues of their time and are newly instructive today.

Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theat Photo Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.

Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97 Photo Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

Wynn Handman, the famed New York acting teacher and Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, died at home April 11, 2020 of Covid-19 related pneumonia. He was 97.

Dael Orlandersmith Will Celebrate Her 60th Birthday With The Wild Project Photo Dael Orlandersmith Will Celebrate Her 60th Birthday With The Wild Project
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2019

Dael Orlandersmith celebrates her 60th birthday with a special benefit evening at the Wild Project. The event takes place on Saturday, November 23 at 7 pm at Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets are $60 - $100 (including food and drink) and will benefit the Wild Project's mission and programming. Advance tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thewildproject.com.

David Davila's AZTEC PIRATES Begins Frank Silvera Reading Series Photo David Davila's AZTEC PIRATES Begins Frank Silvera Reading Series
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

The Frank Silvera Writers Workshop kicks off its forty-seventh annual reading series this Monday September 9th at 7pm with David Davila's immigration drama, Aztec Pirates And The Insignificance Of Life On Mars. The reading, directed by Nilsa Reyna, features Ollie Corchado, Cory Alexander, Lillian Andrea De Leon, Julia Botero, Selina Michelle Fonseca, Gerard Lucero, Alexandra Castro, and Jatnna Marte.

New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 Set for October 10-27 Photo New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 Set for October 10-27
by Julie Musbach - Aug 29, 2019

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Alicia Foxworth's GHOST WRITER To Close 2019 Season Of Frank Silvera Writer's Worksho Photo Alicia Foxworth's GHOST WRITER To Close 2019 Season Of Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop
by Julie Musbach - Jun 12, 2019

Alicia Foxworth's period drama Ghost Writer will bring the curtain down on the 2018 -19 season of the Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop monthly play reading series in partnership with The Billie Holiday Theatre.

The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop Presents CHICKEN AND BISCUITS Starring Ryan Vona, Photo The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop Presents CHICKEN AND BISCUITS Starring Ryan Vona, Danny Johnson and More
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019

The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop will present Douglas Lyons's new family comedy Chicken & Biscuits Monday May 13th at 7pm; at The Billie Holiday Theatre. Chicken & Biscuits, written in residence at The Directors Company, has previously been selected and performed in the Front Porch Reading Series and Queen Theatre's 2019 New American Voices Reading Series.

New York Butoh Institute and the Vangeline Theater present ERASURE this May Photo New York Butoh Institute and the Vangeline Theater present ERASURE this May
by Rebecca Russo - Mar 30, 2019

Vangeline Theater and the New York Butoh Institute present ??re??? (Erasure), running May 16-19, 2019 at Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater, with performances Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets for the performance are $15 General Admission and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/re-erasure-tickets-57540984634.

The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present The New York Butoh Institu Photo The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present The New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018
by Julie Musbach - Sep 4, 2018

The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018, a celebration of diversity in butoh featuring 16 artists from Japan, Brazil, Chile, UK, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States. Curated by Butoh artist Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as four nights of groundbreaking performances by fierce female butoh dancers from October 18-21, 2018 at the Theater for the New City's Johnson Theater, 155 1st Avenue, NYC, 10003.

Rafael Moreno's FOTOS to Close 2018 Playreading Series at Billie Holiday Theatre Photo Rafael Moreno's FOTOS to Close 2018 Playreading Series at Billie Holiday Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2018

A staged reading of Rafael Moreno's family drama Fotos, which played to packed houses and critical acclaim last summer at The Producers Club, will close the 2017 -2018 season of the prestigious Frank Silvera Writers Workshop at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn on Monday June 18.

Theater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDY Photo Theater for the New City Presents CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT.COMEDY
by Julie Musbach - May 25, 2018

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Cyberbabies: A Musical Dot.Comedy, a world premiere musical with book, music and lyrics by Craig Silver. Lissa Moira directs a cast of 14, including William Broderick, Jef Canter, Selear Duke, Katie Fann, Becca Gottlieb, Jordan Griffey, Zander Kirby, David "Zen" Mansley, Michael Maricondi, Olivia Medley, James Parks, Johnathan Fox Powers, Dani Westhead, and Amanda Yachechak.  Performances will be staged at the Community Space at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from May 31-June 17, 2018. 

Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present The World Premiere of LIFE AMONG THE ARYANS By Ishmae Photo Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present The World Premiere of LIFE AMONG THE ARYANS By Ishmael Reed
by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2018

In 'Life Among the Aryans,' an American political satire by Ishmael Reed, directed by Rome Neal, the time is the future and the political pendulum has swung way back.

50IN50: Women's Voices Initiative Curated By Playwright Dominique Morriseau Comes to  Photo 50IN50: Women's Voices Initiative Curated By Playwright Dominique Morriseau Comes to The Billie Holiday Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 28, 2018

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre brings back the groundbreaking 50in50: Women's Voices Initiative with the Obie Award-winning Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop with a reading March 17, 2018 at 7pm in The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY. 

TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter Photo TNC to Present AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.).

Photo Flash: ONE DROP Brings to Life the Struggles of the Civil War Photo Photo Flash: ONE DROP Brings to Life the Struggles of the Civil War
by Julie Musbach - Jan 11, 2018

'One Drop,' a family drama with music by Andrea J. Fulton, brings to life the politics of a young mixed-race man's 'passing' for white in post-Civil War Louisiana, illustrating the risks taken by those not afraid to love despite bigotry. The piece, inspired by the playwright's actual family history, tells the story of a family torn apart by racism but ultimately reunited. It debuted in Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival in 2010. TNC will present a revival of the play, directed by Sabura Rashid, from February 1 to 18 in honor of Black History Month.

Happenstance Theater's BROUHAHA to Play Theater for the New City This Winter Photo Happenstance Theater's BROUHAHA to Play Theater for the New City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2018

Theater for the New City presents Happenstance Theater's BrouHaHa in its NYC premiere, with previews January 4 & 5 for an opening today, January 6, and a run through January 21st, 2018.

DC's Happenstance Theater to Bring BROUHAHA to TNC Starting Today Photo DC's Happenstance Theater to Bring BROUHAHA to TNC Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Theater for the New City presents Happenstance Theater's New York Premiere of BrouHaHa, an existential clownesque escapade devised by Happenstance Theater at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets), January 4-21.

AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, A World Premiere Musical, Begins Previews At TNC Tomor Photo AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, A World Premiere Musical, Begins Previews At TNC Tomorrow
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2018

Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). AMERICA'S FAVORITE NEWSCASTER will play a limited 4-week engagement, running Thursday, January 4, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Theater For the New City (155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets, NYC). The Opening is Sunday, January 14, 2018 (3 PM).

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