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: Penny Jackson Interviews Jody Christopherson
Playwright Penny Jackson talks to Jody Christopherson about her upcoming exhibit of photos of women playwrights at Dixon Place.
Indie Artists on New Plays: About Face
Essie Martsinkovsky has written and the cast at The Brick Theater, in Williamsburg, created a beautiful 70-minute glimpse into the lives of several Refuseniks; Jewish Russians trying desperately to escape that Soviet machine and assimilate into new lives here in America.
Playwrights on New Plays: Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)
As you might have guessed, Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is lightly inspired by Handel's Christmas oratorio Messiah, which is performed by many choirs and orchestras around this time of year.
Martin on New Plays: If Colorado Had an Ocean...
Mike Gorman's new play at La MaMa, "If Colorado Had an Ocean...," is a play about construction--the artistic kind and the possibly more prosaic but just as essential tangible kind; it's a play about possibilities, even those--like the supposition posed in the play's title--that are not so attainable.
The Farm Report: New Team - New Questions
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.
A look at pre-rehearsals at Centre College for the Farm Theater college collaboration project.
From the Editor: Flux Theatre Ensemble is a Person of the Decade
Flux Theatre Ensemble is the second "Person of the Decade" in the Indie Theater Hall of Fame.