Theater for the New City: A history from the West Village to the East Village, with founder Crystal Field

From its early West Village days in the 1970s to present day in the East Village, Theater for the New City has been an important award-winning performing arts venue on the downtown scene. Productions here have won 43 Village Voice Obie Awards, and the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

TNC has 4 performance spaces and its lobby doubles as an art gallery. The Resident Theater Program produces 20-30 new American plays per year, and TNC’s extensive Free Ticket Program provides access to participating community organizations throughout the five boroughs. TNC is also home to the annual Village Halloween Costume Ball and Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, and produced the original Village Halloween Parade for its first 2 years.

Co-founder and Artistic Director Crystal Field will present the history of TNC with a lecture, slideshow and short film. Hon. Robert Tierney, former Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, will be a featured guest speaker as well.

Monday, October 12, 2015
6:30 pm

Theater for the New City, 155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets