Dream Up
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  • $16

Theater for the New City has consistently been the most inexpensive theater of its caliber and it continues its commitment to affordable tickets with this festival. Dream Up Festival tickets are $12-$20 for the participating productions.

Theater for the New City (TNC), under the direction of Artistic Director, Crystal Field, presents its tenth annual Dream Up Festival. A feast of adventurous theater, mixing world premieres and New York premieres. It’s an ultimate new work festival dedicated to the joy of discovering new authors and edgy, innovative performances.

Helmed by the theater’s Literary Manager, Michael Scott-Price, the festival offers 27 plays. Audiences savor the excitement, awe, passion, challenge and intrigue of new plays from around the country. There are 2 musicals, 4 plays on the African-American experience, 2 plays on pregnancy and motherhood, 4 plays of political content set in the dystopian future, 2 solo shows, and 2 two-handers. A new translation is offered of Strindberg’s proto-Freudian masterpiece, “The Father.”

The festival does not seek out traditional scripts that are presented in a traditional way. It selects works that push new ideas to the forefront, challenge audience expectations and make us question our understanding of how art illuminates the world around us.