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. *** JUST POSTED! The first of Martin's exclusive previews of the New York International Fringe Festival, along with an in-depth look at FringeU, the festival's educational wing, which is being co-produced by Indie Theater Now.

  • FringeNYC The New York International Fringe Festival

    Check here for complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the New York International Fringe Festival, the largest performing arts festival in North America. For 13 years, we've been the only outlet to review every show in FringeNYC.

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  • Plays for Today: "Lady Susan or The Captive Heart," "Graceless" and "Farewell to Sanity"

    Three new plays in the Indie Theater Now library: an adaptation of a Jane Austen novella, a political/sexual thriller, and a fantastical drama about a troubled psychiatrist

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  • Martin on New Plays: The Qualification of Douglas Evans

    The Amoralists' new play, written by Derek Ahonen, is yet another larger-than-life journey through the pre-occupations, obsessions, fears, and imaginings of a playwright whose voice is authentic and original.

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  • Indie Artists on New Plays: Snow White and the Beast

    Mike Poblete looks at this new play which is the winner of StrasbergWORKS, a program that aims to help students learn about New York theatre production by mounting their own work.

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  • Playwrights on New Plays: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

    Lynn Marie Macy offers her comments on this play based on a book based on a true story of an Austrian born pianist who as a girl was sent on the Kinder Transport from Nazi occupied Austria to London.

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  • The Farm Report: focused conversation

    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 next big milestone in the Farm Theater's play development project: Lindsay has completed the first draft of her play!

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  • From the Editor: They Like Us! They Really Like Us!

    The New York Innovative Theatre Awards showed a lot of love for Indie Theater Now plays this year!

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