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: About Zurich, New York

    A look at the creation of Zurich, New York, a compendium of three linked one-act plays developed by Essential Theatre Group.

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  • Indie Artists on New Plays: Pinocchio

    In an Introduction to a 2011 edition of Pinocchio, novelist John Boyne recalls being shocked by the “sinister feeling” running throughout Carlo Carllodi’s original story. Like me, his memory of the classic tale was shaped mostly by the Disney film of 1940. But in reading the story as intended, Boyne found something dark and, obviously, more exciting.

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  • Playwrights on New Plays: The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

    About halfway through The Male Intellect – An Oxymoron?, I witnessed something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. It not only made an already funny show funnier, but once again renewed my respect and admiration for a skilled performer.

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  • Martin on New Plays: Swimming at the Ritz

    Swimming at the Ritz is a marvelous showcase for the excellent actress Judith Hawking: her effervescent and deeply felt portrayal of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman is not simply a tour de force but a journey through a singular and singularly complicated 20th century life.

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  • The Farm Report: Day Two Clark

    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 talks about the second performance of the Farm Project play at Clark University.

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  • From the Editor: The Temple, Or, Lebensraum: See the Play. Buy Play

    Nat Cassidy's new play THE TEMPLE is performing at the Brick and is also now available on ITN!

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