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Regional Spotlight: How Theater For the New City is Working Through the Global Health Photo Regional Spotlight: How Theater For the New City is Working Through the Global Health Crisis
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2020

Today we're checking in with Theater For the New City. We chatted with TNC Co-founder and Artistic Director Crystal Field.

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.

BWW Interview: Playwright Samuel Harps Discusses The Story Behind His Latest Play CL Photo BWW Interview: Playwright Samuel Harps Discusses The Story Behind His Latest Play CLOVER
by Gina Zenyuch - Aug 19, 2019

Playwright Samuel Harps discusses the story behind his latest play CLOVER

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.

DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL Celebrates Its Sweet 16 Photo DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL Celebrates Its Sweet 16
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 16, 2018

This year marks the Season Sweet 16 for the powerful Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF).

Brownstone Poets Presents Four Women Writers at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. 2/24 at 2 Photo Brownstone Poets Presents Four Women Writers at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. 2/24 at 2:30 p.m.
by Robert Diamond - Jan 31, 2018

Brownstone Poets Presents Natalie N. Caro, Lydia Cortes, Diana Gitesha Hernandez, Mireya Perez-Bustillo on Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 P.M. at Park Plaza Restaurant
by Robert Diamond - Jul 18, 2017

Lisa Lisa to Launch 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival at Joe's Pub; Lineup announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), presented by Creative Ammo Inc., is a renowned multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held annually during the spring at venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC.

2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Kick Off with LISA LISA at Joe's Pub; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), presented by Creative Ammo Inc., is a renowned multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held annually during the spring at venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC.

2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Run 3/4-4/2
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 2, 2016

Now in its 14th year, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUTF) is becoming New York's premiere winter/spring theatre event showcasing independent theatre artists. The month-long festival, produced by Creative Ammo, Inc., provides writers and performance artists from America's burgeoning multicultural landscape the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times.

Theater for the New City to Present DARE TO BE BLACK at 'Scratch Night' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Theater for the New City presents SCRATCH NIGHT at TNC (Michael Scott-Price, Curator) on Tuesday, December 22nd at 7pm ($5 Suggested Donation), featuring Dare to be Black by Tommie J. Moore. This work-in-progress presentation is directed by Rome Neal.

Photo Coverage: Downtown Urban Theater Festival Presents Danny Hoch with Playwright Masters Award
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival just presented playwright/director/actor Danny Hoch with the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at this year's Opening Night event at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC). The DUTF Playwright Masters Award is awarded to a writer that embodies the spirit of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival, founded in 2001 with the purpose of building a fresh repertoire of stories that echo the true spirit of urban life, while speaking to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. Previous honorees of the DUTF Playwright Masters Award include Nilo Cruz (Pulitzer Prize winner for Anna in the Tropics) and Adrienne Kennedy (OBIE Award winner for Funnyhouse of a Negro).

Mila Golubov's NOVAYA ZEMLYA Wins Best Play at 2013 Downtown Urban Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Novaya Zemlya, written by Mila Golubov, won BEST PLAY at the 11th Annual Season of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF). The festival featured 16 new works and ran from February 27 to March 16, 2013 at HERE in SoHo, Manhattan, NYC.

'Superheroes Are the Writers' in Downtown Urban Theater Festival 2013, 2/27-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

For its 11th Annual season, Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) declares, 'our superheros are the writers' through a groundbreaking campaign that features vibrant and ingenious illustrations of the playwrights by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez of Studio Edgardo. This much-anticipated season will keep audiences on the edge of their seats with theatrical works that effortlessly swing through urban landscapes ranging from Brooklyn, USA to the Ukraine to intimate stories about Oscar Wilde to hip hop alien abduction ... and much more. DUTF rolls into HERE in SoHo, NYC for three weeks, February 27 through March 16, 2013.

'Superheroes Are the Writers' in Downtown Urban Theater Festival 2013, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

For its 11th Annual season, Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) declares, 'our superheros are the writers' through a groundbreaking campaign that features vibrant and ingenious illustrations of the playwrights by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez of Studio Edgardo. This much-anticipated season will keep audiences on The Edge of their seats with theatrical works that effortlessly swing through urban landscapes ranging from Brooklyn, USA to the Ukraine to intimate stories about Oscar Wilde to hip hop alien abduction ... and much more. DUTF rolls into HERE in SoHo, NYC for three weeks, today, February 27 through March 16, 2013.

'Superheroes Are the Writers' in Downtown Urban Theater Festival 2013, 2/27-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

For its 11th Annual season, Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) declares, 'our superheros are the writers' through a groundbreaking campaign that features vibrant and ingenious illustrations of the playwrights by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez of Studio Edgardo. This much-anticipated season will keep audiences on the edge of their seats with theatrical works that effortlessly swing through urban landscapes ranging from Brooklyn, USA to the Ukraine to intimate stories about Oscar Wilde to hip hop alien abduction ... and much more. DUTF rolls into HERE in SoHo, NYC for three weeks, February 27 through March 16, 2013.

Broadway's ONCE Cast Member Lucas Papaelias Joins Theatre For The New City's 17th Annual Lower East Side (LES) Festival of The Arts, 5/25 - 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Lucas Papaelias, of Broadway's ONCE is set to join the line up of the previously announced 17th annual LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. Papaelias is also known as LPfunK and is an actor/guitarist/composer who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award (Best Original Music in a Play) for his work in Adam Rapp's "Essential Self-Defense" at Playwrights Horizons. Most recently, he co-wrote the rock musical PYRAMIDICA: Songs of Freedom, which takes place live in a pyramid scheme company's "free" orientation, and was presented at the Vineyard Arts Project's New Writers / New Plays Festival. He also conceived of, and composed, the rock opera ITHACA: a Perpetual Shredfest, the story of a Lower East Side rock band performing their final concert, which had presentations at Joe's Pub and ARS Nova.

17th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts Set for Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

THE LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS celebrates its seventeenth year of bringing together under one roof, in just three days, over 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, playwrights, musicians, puppeteers, film makers and many others - all of whom reside, work or have their roots in the culturally diverse, willfully anarchistic Lower East Side - for New York City's most diverse FREE 3-day festival, from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between E. 9th and 10th Sts.) in Manhattan. OBIE Award-winning actress Crystal Field is co-founder and Artistic Director of Theater for the New City.

17th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts Runs Now thru Sunday, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

THE LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS celebrates its seventeenth year of bringing together under one roof, in just three days, over 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, playwrights, musicians, puppeteers, film makers and many others - all of whom reside, work or have their roots in the culturally diverse, willfully anarchistic Lower East Side - for New York City's most diverse FREE 3-day festival, from today, May 25 through Sunday, May 27, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between E. 9th and 10th Sts.) in Manhattan. OBIE Award-winning actress Crystal Field is co-founder and Artistic Director of Theater for the New City.

Broadway's ONCE Cast Member Lucas Papaelias Joins Theatre For The New City's 17th Annual Lower East Side (LES) Festival of The Arts, 5/25 - 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Lucas Papaelias, of Broadway's ONCE is set to join the line up of the previously announced 17th annual LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. Papaelias is also known as LPfunK and is an actor/guitarist/composer who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award (Best Original Music in a Play) for his work in Adam Rapp's "Essential Self-Defense" at Playwrights Horizons. Most recently, he co-wrote the rock musical PYRAMIDICA: Songs of Freedom, which takes place live in a pyramid scheme company's "free" orientation, and was presented at the Vineyard Arts Project's New Writers / New Plays Festival. He also conceived of, and composed, the rock opera ITHACA: a Perpetual Shredfest, the story of a Lower East Side rock band performing their final concert, which had presentations at Joe's Pub and ARS Nova.

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