THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY STAFF
CRYSTAL FIELD - OBIE Award winning actress Crystal Field is co-founder and Artistic Director of Theater for the New City (TNC). Under her leadership TNC has produced over 800 new plays which have garnered a Pulitzer Prize and over 43 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC has also nurtured the talents of Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, Romulus Linney, Richard Foreman, Lee Breuer, Miguel Piñero, Charles Busch, Moises Kaufman, Vin Diesel, Adrien Brody, Eduardo Machado, Jean-Claude van Itallie and Tim Robbins. Ms. Fields staunch belief in the civic necessity of theater has manifested itself in the creation of several major New York City events such as the original Village Halloween Parade, the Annual Native American Pow-Wow and the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. Ms. Field is also thc Director, Author and Choreographer of TNC's award-winning 5-Borough Annual Free Summer Street Theater Program, which tours an original musical with an integrated company of 50 through under-served neighborhoods of New York City. The unique multi-disciplinary format of TNCs Arts-in-Education Program was created by Ms. Field, who continues to serve as the Project Director. Ms. Field was a member of the original Lincoln Center Company under the direction of Elia Kazan, Harold Clurman and Robert Whitehead. She was also a member of the Judson Poets Theater and Andre Gregorys Theater of the Living Arts. She won an OBIE Award for her performance in Arthur Sainers DAY OLD BREAD. Other notable performances include her work in BIRDY, SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS, RADIO DAYS, LITTLE CHILDREN, LAW & ORDER and most recently, THE RAFT, with Ed Asner. Ms. Field was recently awarded the NY Posts Liberty Community Medal for her service to the Lower East Side.
MARK MARCANTE has been the Production Manager of TNC since 1984 and was responsible for organizing the relocation of TNC in 1986. He designed the lighting, scene shop and storage facility for the new building and is currently responsible for maintaining the facility and assisting in the technical realization of TNC's 30 to 40 new plays per year, including set design for several TNC productions per year and the installation of scenic elements and lights for all of TNC's Community Festivals. He is also an instructor for TNC's Arts-in-Eduction Program. Prior to working at TNC, Mr. Marcante was theatrical and technical consultant for the Arts Connection, visiting high schools in all five New York City boroughs to advise on upgrading of school theater facilities, including auditorium design, lighting, public assembly and sound. Mr. Marcante hails from Pennsylvania and worked as technical supervisor at the Allentown Arts Center. He was also a workshop instructor for the Youth Advocate Program in Allentown, where he developed and implemented a new treatment program for encouraging self-confidence through improvisational acting. As an actor, he has led the award-winning Annual Summer Street Theater ensemble since 1986 and played lead roles in several critically acclaimed productions at TNC.
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JONATHAN WEBER is the Administrator at TNC. He is in charge of the day-to-day Business Administration and Marketing of TNC. He has been at TNC since 2002. In addition to his administrative & marketing work, he is a longtime Assistant Director for TNC's Summer Street Theater tour and is also a member of the planning committees for the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts and the Love N' Courage Benefit. Among his administrative responsibilities, he is the Theater's webmaster, and is responsible for updating the content of the web site you are viewing right now. He is also in charge of TNC's Snail Mail and E-Mail lists. Jon is also an accomplished director, and has directed several shows in his time at TNC. He has also presented several samples of his written work at TNC's Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. Jon is the author of the popular New York Mets fan blog, The Ballclub.
ALEXANDER BARTENIEFF is TNC's Lighting Director. Alex has been performing with TNC since the age of 5. He has performed in numerous award-winning shows. He is a leading company member and Crew Chief for TNC's Award-winning Street Theater company. He has also been a lead teaching artist for TNC's Afterschool Arts-In-Education program. Currently, he is TNC's Resident Lighting Director and Resident Lighting Designer. He has designed many shows here at TNC, and also for shows at La MaMa, and the Cherry Lane Theatre. He has also served as the Lighting Designer for TNC's Festivals, including the Lowert East Side Festival of the Arts and the Village Halloween Costume Ball. Alex also works with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation's Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, where he is a lead teacher, lighting designer and puppeteer. Alex is also the Manager and operator of TNC's Concession stand.
EMILY PEZZELLA is TNC's Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator. She has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Queens College. This is her first job out of College. Emily handles the management of TNC's office, including meeting and interviewing Interns and Volunteers and coordinating the rehearsal schedule for all of TNC's productions. She gives tours of the space to prospective renters, and assists TNC's Executive Director, Crystal Field. Emily was instrumental in expanding TNC's e-mail list to 10,000 names. She has also served as an Assistant Director for TNC's Award-winning Summer Street Theater tour and the annual Love N' Courage Benefit.
DAVID SCOTT ISABELLE is the Technical Director at TNC. He is in charge of handling most technical inquiries.
SCOTT-PRICE is the Literary Manager at TNC. He is a director/creator
and artistic director of the Asteroid B612 Theatre Company. Michael has
written and directed productions presented nationally as well as in Canada,
Ireland, and England. As a playwright, Michael's play LYNCH PLAY was
selected for a performance residency at Antioch College (2006). He has studied
at the School of Physical Theatre in London, England and the Odin Teatret
in Hostelbro, Denmark. Mr. Scott-Price is a member of Lincoln Center Theater
Director's Lab. He also serves as curator of TNC's NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD Readings
Series and of its Summer DREAM UP FESTIVAL of New Plays.
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DAN KELLEY is the House Manager at TNC. He is present on all show nights.
ROBERT HOMEYER is the Box Office Manager at TNC. He manages a staff of 3 associates, and ensures that all shows are professionally covered. He also assists in audience development, managing rentals, and maintaining relationships with discount ticket outlets such as TDF, local senior centers and promotional services. Robert maintains a "customer first" approach, and wants to ensure that your visit to TNC, whether it's your first time or latest in a series of visits, is a pleasant and happy one. As an artist, Robert has written and directed "Three of a Kind with Two Wild Cards" in which he also performed the role of Roger, and "Christopher Marlowe's Julius Caesar" in which he also performed the dual roles of Marlowe and Cassius. Robert has also appeared in "The Accidental Hamlet" as Frederick, Morrie Greenberg in Barbara Kahn's "Crossing Paths in Washington Square", Theodore Tilton in "Satan's Whore, Victoria Woodhull", Sam Devon in "The Capitalist Ventriloquist", Cabbie in "Only Love Will Do", Tim in "Age Out", and, annually, as Bob Cratchit in "A Christmas Carol". Robert has also performed in TNC's Lower East Side Arts Festival and Annual Summer Street Theater Tour, and has appeared on the CBS-TV show "Blue Bloods."
JONPAUL ROSADO is TNC's Maintenance Manager.
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