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Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(Between 9th & 10th St.)
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http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net


Public Transportation: Subway: 6 to Astor Place, L to 1st Avenue, R,W to 8th Street, F,V to 2nd Avenue. Bus: M8 to 2nd Avenue, M14 & M9 to 14th Street and 1st Avenue.
Parking: Nearest parking lots are located on East 11th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, and on East 9th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
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Abortion: A Race Redux - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014

Adapted by Taryn Wisky and Heather Lanza from a short play by Eugene O'Neill. Directed by Heather Lanza. World premiere.

The play is an adaptation of the short play "Abortion," written by Eugene O'Neill in 1914. Combining O'Neill's text with an originally devised piece, the company explores
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Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None

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Angela's Justice - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014

"Angela's Justice"
Written and produced by Michael A. Jones. Directed by Mary Hodges. Music by Michael A. Jones. World Premiere.

"Angela's Justice" is set in a fictitious place in 1970. It is an adaption of Sophocles' "Antigone" and an homage to Angela Davis, wherein Angela is determined,
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Length: 1 hr 20 mins
Intermission: None

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Devil Lay Me Down - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Friday, August 22, 2014

Written by Ean Miles Kessler. Directed by David Delaney. World premiere.

Julian Carthy returns from prison to his father's trailer on the Texas-Mexico border, hell-bent on carving a fresh life and finding his daughter. There he finds his father, Marcus, living with Ro, his much younger live-in
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Length: 1 hr 40 mins
Intermission: Yes

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Life In The ER - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, September 07, 2014

Written and directed by Rebecca Roe. Music by Heather Edwards. World Premiere.

A cast of twelve takes the audience for a humorous ride on the gurney. Five patients have been admitted to County General’s ER room. They all need some emotional and physical healing but they can’t seem to find
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Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Intermission: None

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Midwestern Gothic - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014

Written and performed by Adin Lenahan. Directed by Elizabeth Rogers, Alton Alburo and Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin. World premiere.

This is a solo show about a young man named Nixon, who aged out of the foster care system in Illinois and is now engaged to a man with a mullet haircut whom he met
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Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None

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Simple As Life And Death - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014

Written (in English) by Meirav Kupperberg and Alexandra Zelman-Doring. Directed by Keren Tzur. Dramaturgy by Eran Shadar. Video by Pedro Marnoto Pereira. Designed by Dan Spielman. Lighting by Alejandro Fajardo. Music by Mahir Cetiz. Performed by Meirav Kupperberg and Alexandra Zelman-Doring. World premiere. ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None

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Slouch - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014

Written by B. Walker Sampson. Directed by Gretchen Van Lente. Designed by Angelica Borrier-Fortier. STARRING: Stephanie Bunch, Patrick McCormick and Tatiana Pavela. World premiere.

"Slouch" is a metaphysical dramedy in which three thirty-something roommates struggle with job and relationship
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Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Intermission: None

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Summer Blue - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Saturday, August 23, 2014

Written by Akil Davis & The LoudSol collective. Conceptualized, directed and designed by Akil Davis. Choreographed by The LoudSol collective. Produced by Seanna Sharpe. World Premiere.

"Summer Blue" is a soulful multidisciplinary composition of Aerial, Acrobatics, Dance, Mask work, Live
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Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None

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When I'm Alone At Night - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014

3 Vignettes of a fantasy world and real world showing an intimate and visceral portrayal of the cycle of sexual abuse. Many of the ensemble members have been victims of sexual abuse.
Written, directed, choreographed and designed by John Moriarty. New York premiere.
"When I'm Alone at Night"
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Length: 0 hrs 45 mins
Intermission: None

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The Ironworkers' Hayride The Musical - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014 through Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Ironworkers Hayride
A New Musical

An intimate romantic comedy set in 1911

Conceived for the stage by Michael Simon Hall. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett. Libretto by Robert Olen Butler based on his short story. Music and additional lyrics by Lanny Meyers. Musical Direction
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Length: 1 hr 20 mins
Intermission: None

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Tales Of The Perpetually Single But Eternally Optimistic
Monday, August 18, 2014 through Monday, August 25, 2014

Part of Dream Up Festival 2014

Written and directed by Uzunma Udeh. Performed by Uzunma Udeh, Colette McIntyre and Cristina Ramos. World premiere.

"Tales of the Perpetually Single but Eternally Optimistic" is vignettes of dating scenarios in New York City with top 40's music. In
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Length: 0 hrs 55 mins
Intermission: None

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Halcyon Days - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 through Saturday, August 30, 2014

Written and directed by John William Schiffbauer. World premiere.

When Peter and Connie's marriage begins to unravel, Connie goes on an introspective quest to redefine herself, just as Peter seeks out a relationship with a mysterious woman from his past.

Crew: John William Schiffbauer
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Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None

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Tomorrow's Dawn - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014 through Monday, August 25, 2014

Written by Jeff Gallon and Fred Larrieu (France). Directed by Jeff Gallon. Music directed and composed by Fred Larrieu. Choreographed by Cordélia Czaïka. New York Premiere. Performed in English.

"Tomorrow's Dawn," from France, is an original musical which focuses on the central themes of
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Length: 1 hr 20 mins
Intermission: None

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Thirteen And A Half - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014 through Thursday, September 04, 2014

Written By Anna Governali and Directed by Justin Johnson. World premiere.

"Thirteen & a Half" is set in Gehenna Superior Court of Purgatory, between a place of purification or that of temporary punishment. Eve has her day in court. Since her banishment from the Garden of Eden, she has sued
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Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Intermission: None

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Ravishing Medusa - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014 through Monday, September 01, 2014

Written by Rachel Graf Evans. Directed and choreographed by Blaze Ferrer. Lighting design by Ebony Burton. Sound design by Ben Ferber. World premiere.
"Ravishing Medusa" is a dance theater piece. The play unearths the oft-forgotten myth of how Medusa became the hideous Gorgon she is remembered
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Length: 0 hrs 45 mins
Intermission: None

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Pageant Tales And Beauty Fails - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014 through Friday, September 05, 2014

Written by Michael Bradley. Directed by Tony Curtis. World premiere.

"Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails" is a mockumentary-inspired, offensively hilarious comedy that follows the outrageous America's Goddess Pageant and the zany characters inhabiting this year's contest.

The acting
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Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: Yes

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Hits The Fan - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014 through Sunday, September 07, 2014

Written and directed by Johnny Alspaugh. World premiere.

"Hits The Fan" captures the alternating malaise and excitement of Southern California family life ("dysfunction in paradise"). The same day his wife Clarice and transsexual son Kaylie left him because of his intolerable behavior, Carl
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Length: 1 hr 20 mins
Intermission: None

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Daughters Of Leda - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 through Thursday, September 04, 2014

Written and Directed by Madeline Sayet.

As the seasons change, Persephone returns to the underworld. But, this time she is not alone. A young mortal girl, Eva shows up at the same time, and starts asking questions that turn ancient history upside down. She forces Leda, Helen, Clytemnestra,
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Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Intermission: None

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In The Ring - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 through Saturday, September 06, 2014

Written by Léonore Confino. Directed by Alexandre Oppecini. Translated by Perrine Moran. Sound Designed by Ann Warren and Concrete Timbre. Produced by Brice Baillié/Diffractions Theatre. Performed in English by Nathalie Bryant and one male actor TBA. American Premiere (World premiere of the English ... (continued)
Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None

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Messages From A Mental Instituion - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 through Monday, September 01, 2014

Written by Lee Gershuny. Directed by Corinne Harris, performed by Corinne Harris and James Bryce. American premiere.

From Scotland comes "Messages from a Mental Institution," in which strange messages from her missing husband spark a woman's heroic quest to find his true identity and rescue
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Length: 0 hrs 50 mins
Intermission: None

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For Chance - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014 through Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Written, directed and designed by Chima Chikazunga. Co-Produced by Patricia Richter. World premiere.

"For Chance" is set in a living room apartment in the Lower East Side. Recovering from a blackout after trying to use drugs and alcohol to write the perfect play, Chance is visited by two
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Length: 1 hr 25 mins
Intermission: None

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Muse - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014 through Sunday, September 07, 2014

Written by Kris Lundberg. Directed by Jay Michaels. Starring Kristoffer Infante* as Dante Rossetti and Kris Lundberg* as Elizabeth Siddal
*member of Actors' Equity Association
World premiere.

Set in Victorian London and based on a true story, "Muse" embraces the tumultuous romance
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Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Intermission: None

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Daughter Of The Waves - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014 through Saturday, September 06, 2014

Written, directed, and designed by Eileen Connolly. Dance and aerial choreography by Sean Roschman.

Daughter of the Waves is a non-traditional theatre play with equal parts dance, music, aerial arts, circus acts, video projections and puppets. It examines the period in Ireland during WWII
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Length: 0 hrs 00 mins
Intermission(s): Unknown

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La Bestia Sweet Mother - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 through Sunday, September 07, 2014

Written and directed by Tom Block. Performed by Millie Torchetti, Patrick Bolger, Becca Weiss and Desiree Miller. Original music by Becca Weiss (singer) and Desiree Miller (cellist). World premiere.

La Bestia: Sweet Mother is a multi-media theatrical reconsideration of humanity's earliest
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Length: 0 hrs 40 mins
Intermission: None

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Temple Of The Souls
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 through Sunday, September 28, 2014

This epic tale is set on the magical island of Puerto Rico during the Spanish conquest. Amada, the beautiful daughter of a Conquistador, and Guario, a young Taíno runaway are fated to fall in love at a time when such relationships could lead to death. To escape the world below, our young lovers seek ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: Yes

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Extreme Whether
Thursday, October 02, 2014 through Sunday, October 26, 2014

Starring Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown), George Bartenieff (4-time Obie winner), Di Zhu, Kit Flanagan, Alex Travis, Tonia Rudi. "A new eco-drama about climate change: set in upstate New York during the record-breaking hot summers of 2004 and 2012, the play pits brother against sister in a bitter debate ... (continued)
Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: Yes

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