TNC presents only new work - all premieres. Through its Resident Theater Program, TNC produces 20-30 new American plays each year, providing a forum for both new and mid-career writers to experiment with their work and develop as artists. In 2010, Charles Busch's play "The Devine Sister" played to sold-out houses every performance at TNC before moving to an Off-Broadway venue.

    For newer writers, TNC offers an Emerging Theater Program that commissions and produces 10 plays by fledgling writers each year.

    The Annual Summer Street Theater is a free operetta-for-the-streets that tours locations in all five boroughs of New York City. Begun in the early 1970s and embodying the grassroots ideals of that decade, Street Theater aims to raise social awareness in the communities it performs in.