THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY Foundation, Inc. (TNC) is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation,
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY was founded in 1970 by Crystal Field to realize
clear purposes and goals:
-To embody the vision of a center for new and innovative theater arts that would be truly accessible to the community and its experimental theater artists.
-To discover relevant new writing and to nurture new playwrights.
-To be a bridge between playwright, experimental theater artist, and the ever growing audiences in the community.
-To create spaces where a new vision can breathe and be nourished by a working process not subject to commercial constraints and pressures.
-To create events and ways in which to bring theater into the community and bring the community into the theater.
Now in its 45th year, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY is a unique Cultural Institution that has earned a nationwide reputation for its dedication to nurturing established and emerging playwrights who experiment with new forms and to presenting other experimental and developmental theaters with a very active program of Community Art Services and Festivals, which continue to expand theater accessibility.
Theater for the New City’s mission is to create events and ways in which to bring theater into the community and bring the community into the theater.
TNC has once again demonstrated its commitment to Quality Theater for the New York community. In the past season, TNC produced 30 new dramas, comedies and musicals in its past season. The past fiscal year was filled with wonderful opportunities and many challenges. Some of the highlights were:
Emerging Playwrights Program
Annual Dream Up Festival
Annual Street Theater
Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball
Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
The following is an overview of Theater for the New City’s Income and expenses for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015
Total Support and Revenue:
Government Grants $40,979
Gross Benefit Income $33,360
Less: Direct benefit expenses ($17,342)
Arts Sales $4,441
Total Support And Revenue $946,000
Resident Theater $523,499
Community Festival $47,522
Street Theater $110,733
Presenting Theater $114,281
Arts in Education $32,675
Total Program Expenses: $828,740
General and administrative $121,543
Total Support Expenses: $161,566
Crystal Field, President
Janet Piontek, Chairman
Philip Hackett, Secretary/Treasurer
Edward Shea, Vice Chairman
Deena & Ernest Harburg
Theater for the New City
Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director
155 First Avenue
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Tax ID #:13-2694851
Theater For The New CIty is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)3 corporation