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: The Nomad

    Teri Madonna is performing a virtuosic endurance test as Isabelle Eberhardt at The Flea in Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney's The Nomad. And with as much energy and excitement as can come with the eagerness of a soul such as Eberhardt's, filled with wonder and curiosity, the music and ensemble stay in step with Madonna's performance (and Eberhardt's tale).

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  • Playwrights on New Plays: The Man of the Hour

    The Man Of The Hour by George H. Broadhurst is the latest offering from downtown’s Metropolitan Playhouse in their season of Progress and it shows just how little we have progressed, 109 years later. Politics were the same in 1906 as they are today. Only the players have changed.

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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: Day two at Centre

    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.

    Padraic Lillis looks at the second leg of the Farm Project: production of Lindsay Joy's new play at Centre College.

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  • From the Editor: The Temple, Or, Lebensraum: See the Play. Buy Play

    Nat Cassidy's new play THE TEMPLE is performing at the Brick and is also now available on ITN!

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