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.
United Solo Festival: coverage of the world's largest solo performance event
United Solo runs at Theater Row Studio in Manhattan thru Nov 23. Check out our reviews and other feature articles!
Indie Artists on New Plays: Mare in the Men’s Room
Girls just wanted to have fun, but then they grew up and learned about commitment and impressions and men and women and the ephemerality of inspiration and they tried to figure out what it all means. And it was really fucking tricky. Why should newly-divorced Briget, who can’t seem to let go of her hatefully flighty ex, rock the house as male drag king Vander Clyde and walk the tightrope of her own dreams and desires? Because it might be fun? But what if she sucks? What if no one cares? What if all she wanted was to play dress up?
Playwrights on New Plays: Cut!
In Cut!, Michael Almaz's play now appearing in the United Solo festival, Ian Watt singlehandedly impersonates amusingly decadent 1920s Hollywood.
Martin on New Plays: Announcing the 2014 FringeNYC Play Collection on Indie Theater Now
A look at the 27 new plays selected for Indie Theater Now's FringeNYC 2014 Collection.
The Farm Report: Post by Eryn Tramel (Becky) - discoveries in and out of the rehearsal room
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 on the college collaboration project, specifically an update from Ashland U. and one of the actresses working there.
From the Editor: "Dirt" returns to NYC
One-man play "Dirt" starring Christopher Domig is back in NYC.