NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES
For 35 years, Pulitzer Prize winning THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY has nurtured hundreds of playwrights through its EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM. In June, 2006, we launched NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD, a play reading series designed to serve our audiences and writers even better. Curated by Michael Scott-Price, TNC Literary Manager, NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD will provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier stages of Development. Audiences will get the opportunity to provide feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight from audience response. Be sure to check www.theaterforthenewcity.net for details about upcoming readings. Please join us!
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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
CHIMA CHIKAZUNGA, a native New Yorker (B.A. Florida State University), is an actor, writer, and director. As an actor he has performed on stages in New York, Boston, Florida, and New Jersey. This is his third festival as a writer/director. Recently he was pleased to be a part of the 11th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF). He shared his new work, “3 The Hard Way”, which was inspired and dedicated to his late grandmother Evelyn M. Fogle. Two months later on May 24 at the LES FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS, he was fortunate to represent DUTF and had another opportunity to present “3 The Hard Way” (under the title of DUTF). Now, in August of 2013, Chima was proud to present “Sophie’s Sweet 16,” in THEATRE FOR THE NEW CITY’S DREAM UP FESTIVAL. This is the 1st play of a tretalogy. The 3rd play was shown on October 23, 2012, when Theater for the New City presented a reading of his play, “The Accidental Kiss” as part of their Scratch Night. "For Chance" is not meant to shock. It is his hope this play builds awareness of PTSD and of those whose lives are taken too soon.
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