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Theater for the New City

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Founded in 1970 by Crystal Field, Theater for the New City is a unique cultural institution that has earned a nationwide reputation for its dedication to nurturing established and emerging playwrights who experiment with new forms, and for presenting other experimental and developmental theaters with an active program of community art services and festivals.


Productions (155)

Ends Nov 24 The Whites NYC: East Village
78 3 reviews

"The Whites” takes us into a universe where the races are flipped and Whites are actually citizens of an ethnic underclass that is dominated by African-Americans. 

Ends Nov 24 A Life In The Rye NYC: East Village
86 9 reviews

This new work looks at J.D.Salinger’s life and the impact that “Catcher In The Rye” had on him, his fans, and the world.

Ends Dec 01 Hooked On Happiness: The Music... NYC: East Village
- 0 reviews

This new musical offers a look at climate justice and what the generation that will have to endure its most dire effects is doing to ignite immediate action.

Already closed Ludwig and Bertie NYC: East Village
77 29 reviews

This world premiere takes on the forty-year love/hate relationship between Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, two leading twentieth-century philosophers.


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