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Theater for the New City

Map & Directions 155 First Ave.
New York, NY 10003
  • Sun 12pm-7pm, Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm


Merchant's Description

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York's most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights.

Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC's Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody.

TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Ma-Yi Theater Company, which won an OBIE Award for its 1996 TNC production, FLIPZOIDS.

TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature.

TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals.

TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and more than 40 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Violence award.

Member Reviews

  • on 06/01/13

    Tom Attea's "Benedictus", Off -Broadway at the Theater for the New City, is a very thought provoking peek behind the scenes of the Vatican, as the Pope, well played by Arthur Harold, struggles with the decision to resign. Issues of religious doctrine and the Catholic Church are cleverly tackled using visions of Jesus, Mary, God, and the Holy Ghost through a lace curtain. An... More >>

  • on 09/28/10

    Great place to see new theatre, and talented artists- Especially check out the Lower East Side Arts Festival.

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  • Marina S. on 12/01/13

    If you ask nicely they will tell you the wifi password :)

  • Nao M. on 08/18/11

    Sneak into the dark empty theater right before closing...You can have your own show!

  • Tracy on 02/13/14

    Great workshop space!

  • Faith R. on 11/14/13

    Very cute. Go see the shows that are running now.

  • Linh N. on 11/12/13

    Be on time!

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