Welcome to the NEW nytheater now.

This is the place where members of the indie theater community, led by editor Martin Denton, bring audiences the low-down on contemporary and new plays in New York City. Check the sections below for our latest updates.

  • Indie Artists on Indie Theater: About Zurich, New York

    A look at the creation of Zurich, New York, a compendium of three linked one-act plays developed by Essential Theatre Group.

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  • Indie Artists on New Plays: Winners

    Maggie Bofill's Winners, directed by Pamela Berlin and presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network is a play about a family turned upside down by the recession.

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  • Playwrights on New Plays: Everybody Gets Cake!

    Comedy, choreography, costumes, clowns, cake and cows. What do all of these things have in common? They are all a part of the latest truth-in-advertising show from the group Parallel Exit called Everybody Gets Cake.

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  • Martin on New Plays: Swimming at the Ritz

    Swimming at the Ritz is a marvelous showcase for the excellent actress Judith Hawking: her effervescent and deeply felt portrayal of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman is not simply a tour de force but a journey through a singular and singularly complicated 20th century life.

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  • The Farm Report: The bluegrass seeds are a-growing!

    The Farm Theater in collaboration with three colleges (Ashland University, Clark University, and Centre College) commissioned playwright Lindsay Joy to write a play. This blog is to document the journey of the play and be a place for all of us (you included) to join the creative conversation.

    Playwright Lindsay Joy talks about the second phase of the Farm Project at Ashland University in Kentucky

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  • From the Editor: Person of the Decade #7

    Daniel Talbott is a Person of the Decade!

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