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.


  • FringeNYC The New York International Fringe Festival

    Check here for complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the New York International Fringe Festival, the largest performing arts festival in North America. For 13 years, we've been the only outlet to review every show in FringeNYC.

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  • Play for Today: "Kansas City or Along the Way"

    From the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, Robert Attenweiler's melancholy Depression-Era love story

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  • Martin on New Plays: Leah in Vegas

    Leah in Vegas is one of the most satisfying new American plays I've seen all year: it's a truly compelling story told with humor, maturity, intelligence, and heart. It should be one of FringeNYC '14's biggest hits.

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  • Indie Artists on New Plays: Tejas Luminous

    Tejas Luminous is a delicious series of dances in a style derived from the classical dances of southern India. Srinivasan, in her Artistic Statement says that the dances are inspired by questions and feelings regarding spirituality. The dances are a physical response to the rituals of prayer.

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  • Playwrights on New Plays: Fatty Fatty No Friends and My Personal Hell

    Fatty Fatty No Friends is a macabre operetta about the horror of school bullying and its devastating consequences. My Personal Hell, written and directed by Jonathan O’Neill, is an able effort by an ensemble of young people to stage a Neil Simon-like murder mystery set in Purgatory.

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  • The Farm Report: COLLEGE COLLABORATION WORKSHOP - DAY 3

    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 reports of the final day of the first workshop of Lindsay Joy's new play for the Farm Theatre's College Collaboration project.

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  • From the Editor: FringeNYC 2014 Collection on Indie Theater Now - First Announcement

    Pre-order the FringeNYC 2014 Play Collection on Indie Theater Now!

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