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: Winners

    Maggie Bofill's Winners, directed by Pamela Berlin and presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network is a play about a family turned upside down by the recession.

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  • Playwrights on New Plays: Bonedive Scrounger

    Bonedive Scrounger is a new play written by Fred Backus and directed by Maggie Cino, now playing at The Brick. You may have seen the powerful 2014 FringeNYC show Warm Enough For Swimming, written by Cino and directed by Backus. You now have two weeks or so to come see this delightful, dream trip into a dive bar circa 1992, or perhaps some other time. It depends if you believe in the myth of progress, and if you like to be entertained.

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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: The bluegrass seeds are a-growing!

    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.

    Playwright Lindsay Joy talks about the second phase of the Farm Project at Ashland University in Kentucky

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  • From the Editor: Person of the Decade #7

    Daniel Talbott is a Person of the Decade!

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